It sounds like Jaguar’s F-Type might only be the first of more new cars to come including a small sedan and a crossover, effectively diversifying the brand’s line.
None of that would be possible, according to brand boss Adrian Hallmark, if it wasn’t for the F-Type.
“The F-type is the core of our range, and from now it is our orientation point. Other manufacturers who have strayed successfully from their core model have only done so if they have continued to invest in that model,” Hallmark said to AutoCar.
Progressing toward both products would make sense. After all, a crossover could easily borrow all but the badge and styling from Land Rover’s engineers. What’s more, the brand’s recent progression toward lightweight frames in tandem with hybrid drivetrains could help slingshot Jaguar back into the luxury mainstream.
The same can be said for a smaller sedan which would run on yet another iteration of the XK’s aluminum platform set between the original donor car and the shorter F-Type.
Presumably, the sedan would sit below the current XF and compete with the Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3 Series, though information is still unavailable. Once again, Jaguar’s lightweight framework would come in handy against cars like the 328i which got a dose of fuel efficiency this year through a turbocharged four cylinder in place of the traditional six.