Report: Jaguar working on a 5-door coupe based on the XF

Jaguar XF

Sources have told Inside Line that Jaguar is hard at work on a 5-door coupe that would compete with the Audi A5 Sportback and the BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo. Internally known as the RD7, the model will be based on the XF platform and architecture and will have suicide-type rear doors and a side hinged tailgate.

Originally, Jaguar had also considered a three-door version but decided to go with the 5-door, which it thinks will sell in greater numbers.

Don’t expect to see the 5-door coupe anytime soon. Currently, Jaguar is working on a new sports car, known as the XE; meaning we won’t see this 5-door coupe model until sometime in 2011 or 2012.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: Inside Line