Report: Jaguar C-X16 to be approved, will show up around 2014

According to Inside Line, Jaguar will decided very ‘soon’ whether to go ahead and build the C-X16 sports coupe, but by the way global brand director Adrian Hallmark talks about the car, it seems like it will be an inevitable move for the automaker.

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If/when the Jaguar C-X16 Concept is approved for production, it will show up in the company’s lineup in late 2014 as a 2015 model.

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Hallmark believes that ‘Jaguar without a sports car is like Porsche without a 911.’ He said that it is very important for Jaguar to better its image with a sports car like the C-X16 before offering the eventual BMW 3-Series competitor.

Hallmak says that pricing for the C-X16 will come somewhere between the Porsche Cayman R and the base 911 Carrera.

Refresher: The Jaguar C-X16 Concept is powered by a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine making 375-hp with a maximum torque of 332 lb-ft. The engine is mated to an 8-speed transmission, which has a motor generator that draws power from a 1.6 kWh battery pack. The battery charges through a brake energy regeneration system, and allows for an extra 94-hp and 173 lb-ft of torque. 0 to 62 mph comes in just 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 185 mph. Acceleration from 50 to 75 mph takes just 2.1 seconds. Jaguar says that the C-X16 is able to travel up to 50 mph under electric power alone.

– By: Omar Rana