Jaguar‘s design director says the four-door coupe segment came from the British automaker.
For the most part, it’s widely accepted that the Mercedes-Benz CLS made the four-door coupe segment popular, but Jaguar’s Ian Callum has a thing or two to say about that. Speaking to Australian media at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Callum admitted he is intrigued by the idea of an F-Type four-door coupe.
“The notion of four doors is interesting because the idea of a four-door coupe came out originally with Jaguars, and then Mercedes-Benz latched on to the CLS and created this genre of car, which really rightfully was Jaguar’s… so that’s our rightful place in some ways — the four-door sports cars,” he said.
Although Callum wouldn’t comment on confirming any plans, he went on to elaborate that four-door sports cars make a lot of sense. “So the notion of what probably originated as a two-door car isn’t relevant anymore if you can put four seats in it. There’s definitely a trend towards ‘four-seater being four doors,'” he added.
[Source: Car Advice]
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