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Jaguar F-Type Confirmed in NY Coming in Mid-2013

 
 
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Jaguar F-Type Confirmed at Coming in Mid-2013

They did not bring it to the New York Motor Show, but Jaguar has confirmed that it will have a new, small sports car on sale by mid-2013 based on the C-X16 concept. Even better, Jaguar is calling the new car the F-Type. Hopefully, they can live up to the expectations that come with that name. 

The F-Type will be a two-seat sports car with all aluminum construction. Jaguar is being stingy about power information but it said that the F-Type will be available with, "a range of petrol engines will be available – including a new powerplant family." The C-X16 used a hybrid system that provided extra on-demand power. Perhaps that is the new powerplant family. 

The car was designed by Ian Callum, and in the pictures that Jaguar released, it looks like a smaller Jaguar XK.

The F-Type is under on-road testing now to be ready to go on sale in the middle of next year. Jaguar will reveal more information about the car later in the year, possibly at the Paris Auto Show in September. 

"The engineering development of the F-TYPE has focused on delivering a heightened level of dynamic driving reward. We are excited about our progress to date and are looking forward to soon being able to demonstrate what we have achieved," said Jaguar's Vehicle Line Director Ian Hoban. 

The undisguised car in the gallery is the C-X16 concept, which shows the inspiration of the production model.

Encyclopedia
JaguarJaguar
F-Type (modern) Gen.1F-Type (modern) Gen.1
F-TypeF-Type
Engine
V 6
Displacement
183 cu in
Top Speed
162 mph
Transmission
8, Automatic
Maximum power
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
Type
Convertible (cabrio)
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
26.13 US MPG
price
$ 69.000
annual ownership cost
$ 2.130

2 comments

Vetteman
F type? Sounds unappealing if you ask me. X-C16 sounds waaay better, but I'm looking forward to it.
05.04.2012 @ 16:26
cabruce
Really, Given the C-Type, D-Type and E-Type, I'm afraid the name might have too much cache. Marketing this car with the F-Type name will be easy given the legacy it is trading on.
05.04.2012 @ 19:27
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