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#18 of 22 Re: Back from the great beyond [steve_]
Nov 10, 2011 (1:16 pm)
Maybe not just yet, they are coming from almost ground zero not too long ago. I think they have some room for sales, at least in the short term.
#19 of 22 F Type getting closer
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 02, 2012 (5:20 am)
The only gallery pics I see are from concept cars, or the camo one at the Jaguar site.
"Jaguar is invoking its iconic E-Type roadster to challenge Mercedes-Benz and Porsche with its first two-seat sports car in almost four decades.
The F-Type, due to be unveiled in September and go on sale as soon as next April, will be Jaguar's smallest auto in more than a half-century as the marque seeks a return to its sporting tradition following decades spent focusing on luxury sedans."
Jaguar F-Type recalls '60s style (Detroit News)
The pundits are saying that the sales volume isn't there for Jag to continue to be viable - 80% of their sales are Land Rovers. Here's an official pic from Jag:
Jan 13, 2013 (5:53 pm)
"Jaguar's sales for the year were up 6 percent compared to 2011. The launch of the XF 2.2 Diesel, XF and XJ 3.0 liter powertrains, and the introduction of various new derivatives, including the XF Sportbrake, has widened the brand's portfolio and geographic reach. Its top five markets were the United Kingdom, U.S., China, Germany and Russia.
Jaguar is concentrating on widening its four-wheel-drive availability and lessening its offering of big, V8 engines by producing more four-cylinder engines with superchargers."
Britain's Jaguar Land Rover has best year ever, vows to repeat (Detroit News)
#21 of 22 the teasing continues
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 24, 2013 (9:09 am)
"It's a fabulous-looking car in the metal. Not radical, but crisp, cultured and contemporary. Certainly there are historical Jaguar references for the die-hards to spot, but as Jaguar's design director Ian Callum says, "If you've never seen an E-Type taillamp or bonnet bulge, it doesn't matter; the design stands on its own merit."
And if anything, the interior is even better. The twin instrument dials, analog affairs with hip-looking typeface, are stylish and easy to read, the rocker switches click satisfyingly and the rotary dials move with the sort of precision that suggest Jag's chassis demigod, Mike Cross, might have been involved in tuning their feel."
Preview: 2014 Jaguar F-Type