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Christopher Bruce2012-10-08 17:42:43

Jaguar Intends to Orient Brand Around F-Type

F-Type sales begin next year

JaguarJaguarJaguarUnited Kingdom, 1922 > present53 models
2186 photos
16 videos
plans to orient its future around the style and dynamics of the F-TypeF-Type (modern) Gen.1Jaguar F-Type (modern) Gen.1United Kingdom, 2012 > present34 versions
104 photos
3 videos
, at least according to Jaguar Global Brand Director Adrian Hallmark in an interview with Autocar.

“From now on, the F-Type is our orientation point. Without a sports car in our range, it has been possible for people to lose orientation about what Jaguar stands for. Other manufacturers who have strayed successfully from their core range have only done so if they have continued to invest in that model," said Hallmark. 

Hallmark also believes that the F-Type should not be compared to vehicles like the Porsche BoxsterBoxster Gen.3 [981]Porsche Boxster Gen.3 [981]Germany, 2012 > 20167 versions
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, Audi TTTT Gen.2Audi TT Gen.2Germany, 2006 > 201499 versions
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, Mercedes SLKSLK-Class Gen.3Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Gen.3Germany, 2011 > present22 versions
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and BMW Z4Z4 Gen.2BMW Z4 Gen.2Germany, 2009 > present44 versions
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in terms of its higher price, but it is more comparable to the 911 Cabrio911 Carrera S CabrioletPorsche 911 Carrera S Cab...Germany, 2012 > present14 photos
or Aston Martin VantageV8 Vantage RoadsterAston Martin V8 Vantage R...United Kingdom, 2012 > present2 photos
, which the F-Type is cheaper than. 

Source: Car Scoop

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

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