Jaguar to bring concept car to production, to be called F-TYPE
Tata Motors owned Jaguar confirms that it will bring C-X16 concept car to production. The all-new sports car from Jaguar will be christened as, the F-TYPE.
Speaking at the New York auto show Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars, confirmed: “We showed the C-X16 concept in September 2011, and the reaction to it has been so positive that we’ve accelerated our development of an all-new Jaguar sports car.”
“That car will be called the F-TYPE, and it will be unveiled in production form later this year. The core appeal of Jaguar’s cars is their sporting heart, and that heart will beat stronger than ever before in the F-TYPE. Its development is a vivid representation of the confidence and ambition of the Jaguar brand, and the desire amongst our engineers and design team to produce a world-leader in a market segment that we have been absent from for too long. But no longer – the F-TYPE is coming.”
Jaguar will utilize its industry leading knowledge of all-aluminum construction to bring the car to production. The convertible car will be two-seater. Jaguar will look into many available engine options including a new powerplant family – and all will deliver stunning sports car performance.
F-TYPE rigorous development schedule moved to the final on-road testing today which marked a point for the car. The engine prototypes; one of which might power the F-TYPE one day left the Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant for the final road-testing. It is the same plant where the production version of the cars will be built.
Ian Hoban, Jaguar’s Vehicle Line Director said: “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.”
Ian Callum, Director of Design, said: “A true sports car needs to be pure in both its purpose and its form; to have the opportunity to produce such a car for Jaguar has been a privilege both for myself and for my team. The C-type, D-type and E-type Jaguars were all sports cars that held true to this principle in their era, and the F-TYPE will hold true to that same principle in its time, a time that is soon to arrive.”
The British company said it will release technical details later in 2012 and car will be put on sale in mid 2013.