Jaguar has premiered a new short film, called "Desire" that features the new F-Type at Sundance London, which was filmed in collaboration with with Ridley Scott Associates (RSA). The film stars British actor Damian Lewis, who was dressed for his role in Burberry Tailoring, as well as Spanish actor Jordi Mollà and American actress Shannyn Sossamon.
Jaguar is going to expand its R performance line-up with the debut of the 2014 XJR at the 2013 New York Auto Show next week. The XJR is powered by a 542-hp 5.0L supercharged V8 engine. According to Jaguar, combined with its upgraded engine and chassis and aerodynamic improvements, the the "XJR is the most focused, agile and responsive Jaguar XJ ever made."
Jaguar has taken the wraps off the 2014 Jaguar XFR-S at the 2012 LA Auto Show. The 550 horsepower XFR-S is the fastest and most powerful sedan that Jaguar has ever built. The XFR-S incorporates engineering features from both the XKR-S and the all-new F-Type sports car to create the most driver-focused, agile and responsive iteration of Jaguar's XF range.
Jaguar has unveiled a new speedboat concept at the international driving debut of the 2013 Jaguar XF Sportbrake. According to Jaguar, the Concept Speedboat showcases the design DNA of the British premium luxury and sports car manufacturer in an unexpected and spectacular package." We recognise that both our existing and future customers enjoy diverse and active lifestyles. With the launch of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake, we had an opportunity to create a vision of how our design philosophy might be applied to an alternative product, in which speed and beauty are also priorities," stated Jaguar Director of Design, Ian Callum.
Following its debut last month at the Paris Motor Show, Jaguar has unveiled the F-Type in Australia. The F-Type is instantly recognizable as a Jaguar," said Ian Callum, Jaguar's Director of Design. "It follows the ethos and design philosophy of exciting visual architecture, with beautiful lines and pure surfaces. What better place to preview the F-Type in Australia than against the iconic backdrop of the Sydney harbor."
Jaguar has announced the pricing for the 2013 Jaguar F-Type. If you're hoping to be able to get your hands on Jaguar's newest sports car, you will need to be able to write a check for at least $69,000 for the base F-Type with a 340 horsepower V6. If you want the more powerful F-Type S with its 380 horsepower engine, it will set you back $81,000. The top F-Type V8 S with its 495 horsepower V8 starts at $92,000.
The all-new Jaguar F-Type has just been unveiled at an event in Musée Rodin, Paris. The Jaguar F-Type two-seater convertible is a big deal for Jaguar, since it is a continuation of a sporting bloodline that stretches back more than 75 years. The F-Type was originally preview by the Jaguar C-X16 concept that debuted last fall. The biggest difference between the concept car and what you see here is that the roof has been chopped off the F-Type. It still hasn't been decided if Jaguar will build a coupe version.
We're only a few days away from the official debut of the Jaguar's newest sports car, the Jaguar F-Type. Jaguar has just released a video of a few F-Type prototypes hitting the North Loop track at the Nürburgring in Germany. Jaguar had this to say about the two-minute video, "watch as we place the F-TYPE through a series of sustained high speed laps with rapid changes of direction, gradient, speed, braking, and surface to help refine the its set up, damping, and braking systems..."
The first official photo of the new Jaguar F-Type has leaked online ahead of the new Jag's debut in Paris this month. Jaguar hasn't really kept the F-Type completely under wraps thanks to the several spy photos the automaker has released.
Jaguar has announced that the 2013 XF and XJ models are now available with all-wheel-drive. The AWD models will be powered by a new 335-hp 3.0L V6 supercharged engine and eight-speed transmission.
Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar, said: "Our All-Wheel Drive system preserves all the dynamic qualities of our rear-wheel drive Jaguar saloons in terms of handling, steering quality and ride refinement while adding a new depth of ability in low-grip conditions. The system delivers all the traction benefits you would expect, but the AWD XF and XJ are still very rewarding cars to drive - which was exactly our intention."
Jaguar has confirmed that its upcoming F-Type sports car will have its world debut at the Paris Motor Show, next month. Jaguar's all-new aluminium two-seater sports car, will debut in production form on 27th September.
Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars, said: "The unveiling of the F-Type in Paris will be a truly significant day in Jaguar's history as it will mark the company's return to the sports car market, a market it originally helped to create. As its sporting forebears did in their era, the F-Type will break new ground by delivering stunning sports car performance while vividly demonstrating Jaguar's cutting-edge engineering technologies and world-class design excellence. The next step in Jaguar's sporting bloodline is about to become reality."
It's been a very long time since Jaguar has offered a model for sale in the U.S. with a four-cylinder engine, but that is about to change this fall. With other luxury automakers like BMW and Mercedes-Benz starting to offer four-cylinder engines in its U.S. lineup, Jaguar has confirmed that it too will bring smaller engines here.
Andy Goss, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America told Automotive News, "We have only V-8s in a market that has moved to six-cylinder... With the V-8, we are fishing in a small pond."
This fall the 2.0L four-cylinder from the Range Rover Evoque will be offered in the Jaguar XF and a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 in two versions (340 hp and 380 hp) will be offered in the XF and the XJ sedan.
Late last year Jaguar unveiled the C-X16 concept and thanks to the positive feedback that Jaguar received for the sports car, Jaguar has announced that it will enter production as the Jaguar F-Type. The two-seat F-Type sports car will launch as a convertible, becoming the fourth model in Jaguar's lineup.
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 Jaguar 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 has unveiled the 2013 XF Sportbrake, which is the wagon version of the XF. The XF Sportbrake is entirely new from the B-pillars back and has up to 59 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down, making it the most versatile XF.
"The XF epitomizes the Jaguar sporting dynamic with its combination of innovative, seductive design and performance. In the XF Sportbrake this is complemented by a no-compromise approach to practicality and versatility." -Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars
"Creating the Sportbrake was a great opportunity for us to extend the XF's design aesthetic. The flow and connection of lines that lead the eye around the car result in an entirely practical estate car consistent with Jaguar's reputation for drama and elegance." -Wayne Burgess, Studio Director, Jaguar Design
the XF Sportbrake is powered by either a 2.2L four-cylinder or 3.0L diesel engine, both of which are mated to an eight-speed gearbox. Jaguar hasn't stated if the XF Sportbrake will be offered with any of its gasoline engines or if it will be offered in the U.S.
Jaguar has announced new XK and XKR Special Edition models that are now available in both coupe and convertible versions. The Special Edition models get interior upgrades like the use of scraffito leather to the front seats, instrument panel, door and rear quarter trim. The interior also gets a Poltrona Frau leather headliner and two new available veneer finishes - Shadow Walnut and Dark Figured Aluminium.
Standard features include a 525W Bowers & Wilkins sound system, adjustable heated Performance seats, a heated steering wheel and keyless entry/start.
The XK is powered by a 5.0L V8 with 380 horsepower, while the supercharged XKR packs 503 horsepower.
Unfortunately Jaguar has not announced any plans to offer the Special Edition models in the U.S.
The C-X16 is powered by a supercharged 3.0L V6 that packs 376 horsepower and 332 lb-ft. of torque. The V6 gets even more power from a Formula 1-inspired hybrid boost system with a steering-wheel mounted button for on-demand acceleration. A 92 horsepower electric motor has been integrated into the eight-speed transmission. The battery pack for the electric motor is mounted behind the seats for ideal 50:50 weight distribution. The electric motor is capable of propelling the concept up to 50 mph alone.
The C-X16 concept reaches 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph.
Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars: "The C-X16 embodies the established Jaguar strengths of sensual design, animal-like agility and inspirational performance and combines these with attributes that set us on a course to create sustainable sports cars of the future."
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar Cars: "Jaguars have always been dramatically different. With the C-X16 we have moved the current award-winning design language on to the next generation, creating a car that is the very essence of future Jaguar performance."
Jaguar is going to be showing off a new concept at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show. To give us a little preview of the concept, Jaguar has released this single sketch of the C-X16 "production concept" car.
The C-X16 concept is meant to show the future of Jaguar and according to the automaker, the concept is "a precursor to future Jaguar sports cars that will aim to set new class benchmarks in design, vehicle dynamics and technology".
Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum recently stated, "Great Jaguars have always been beautiful, innovative and have looked firmly to the future. The finished C-X16 concept has the potential to do these things while retaining the ability to surprise, to excite and invigorate."
Since the concept is being labeled a "production concept" car, it's likely that what we will see next month, will be close to a future production model. It's actually being reported that the concept is based on a shortened version of the Jaguar XK platform and that the production version will be a two-seater available in both coupe and convertible versions.
Tata is considering jointly developing engines with Jaguar and Land Rover according to its chairman Ratan Tata. He stated that the goal is to "optimize the synergetic strengths between JLR and Tata Motors in India". If the program is approved engines could be produced in the U.K. and India.
By developing engines in-house with Jaguar and Land Rover, Tata would be able to cut costs, which would help make the vehicles cheaper for price sensitive markets like India.
Tata is also looking at producing cars in China.
Jaguar has confirmed plans for a wagon version of the Jaguar XF. Andrew Whyman, XF Vehicle Engineering Manager for Jaguar recently told Carsales, "I can't say when or how much, but it is on the cards."
The last wagon that Jaguar built was the X-Type Estate, which didn't sell that well. Mainly due to the fact that the sedan version of the X-Type was largely unloved. Although the Jaguar X-Type Estate wasn't a success, Jaguar intends on grabbing a piece of the wagon market. The XF Estate will mainly be targeted at Europe, since they actually sell there. It's not known if the XF Estate will be offered in the US, but it's unlikely since BMW and Audi have both stopped selling wagon versions of the 5 Series and A6 here.
Whyman stated, "Ian Callum [Jaguar design chief] will do something different with this. It will be slightly different, with character and panache."
The actual release date for the XF Estate hasn't been confirmed.
It's been reported that Jaguar is planning a new entry-level sedan that would compete with the 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. According to Autocar the new small sedan will not be released before the next-generation XF.
The original plan was to release the new small Jaguar and a SUV based off the same platform by 2014, which was a year ahead of the new XF in 2015. But the next-generation XF is now being placed as a higher priority and will be released before the new smaller sedan.
According to Adrian Hallmark, "We definitely won't kill today's XF with a new small car. We'll kill it with the new XF." The next XF is expected to move up in size to compete with the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. To remain competitive with the 3 Series and C-Class, the new small Jaguar will be about the same size as today's XF, which explains why the new XF has to be released first.
Jaguar is going to produce the C-X75 concept that was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, last fall, by late 2013.
The new Jaguar supercar will be developed with help from the Williams Formula 1 team. Tata chief Carl-Peter Forster stated this morning that the deal between Jaguar's parent company, Tata and the Williams F1 team will affect everything Jaguar does for decades to come. The Williams F1 team will be providing weight-saving technology and engine technology directly related to the four-cyl Williams engine.
The production version of the C-X75 concept will be powered by a plug-in hybrid system with dual electric motors and a four-cylinder engine with all-wheel-drive.
"People expect us to be innovators," says Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar brand director. "The C-X75 received an incredible reception as a concept car. We've been building on that momentum and there is a clear business case for the exclusive halo model. No other vehicle will better signify Jaguar's renewed confidence and excellence in technological innovation than this."
Jaguar is only planning on producing 250 units of the yet to be named supercar with prices starting around £700,000.
The overall refresh is very subtle and there aren't any changes under the hood. The changes include new slimmer headlights with LED daytime running lights. The grille has also been restyled and is now larger. The front bumper has also been restyled. Out back the rear is also mildly restyled with new LED taillights.
New alloy wheels and exterior colors complete the changes to the 2012 Jaguar XK.
Last month Jaguar announced that the 2012 XF would be available with a new 2.2L diesel engine. Jaguar even released a few spy photos of the refreshed XF. Now it looks like the first leaked photo of the new 2012 XF has shown up on the internet...
The 2012 XF will debut at the Shanghai and New York auto shows this month. Stay tuned...
The new engine is debuting in the 2012 Jaguar XF and features a water-cooled turbocharger with low-friction pistons, new injectors and a new crankshaft. Jaguar engineers added a new oil pan and new electronic systems affecting the crankshaft to allow the new intelligent Stop-Start system to operate more efficiently.
The engine is mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. According to Jaguar the diesel powered XF can reach 0-62 mph in 8.5 seconds and has a top speed of 140 mph.
The new diesel will debut in the XF at the New York Auto Show next month.
"The XKR-S is a bold and exciting new model for Jaguar," said Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar's new Global Brand Director. "We expect to attract both loyal and new Jaguar driving enthusiasts who still want the comfort, opulence and class only a Jaguar can offer, combined with inspirational performance."
The Jaguar XKR-S gets an even more powerful supercharged V8 that now puts out 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft. of torque. It reaches 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph.
Jaguar is going to unveil the Bertone 99 (B99) concept in Geneva next month. Jaguar has teamed up with Bertone to create the concept car that is said to be a preview of a new entry level model from Jaguar.
Bertone design director Mike Robinson stated, "Jaguar is looking at a new design direction and a small car -- and we think this is the right style, with a very light glasshouse and the visual weight concentrated on to the wheels."
The small Jag, which is in the early stages of development will compete with the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 models.
At the beginning of the last decade Jaguar released a small sedan that was dubbed the X-Type and was based off the same platform as the European Ford Mondeo. It was hardly a BMW 3 Series fighter, but Jaguar is starting to look at the segment again.
Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar's new global brand director recently stated that Jaguar is mulling the idea of a small sports car that would also spawn a small sports sedan. "We need different models. We need lower priced models." Hallmark stated.
Hallmark went on to emphasize that Jaguar needs a small sports car for its image and a sedan for volume. He also acknowledged the mistakes that Jaguar made with the X-Type and vowed not to make the same mistakes again. Since Jaguar is just now starting to think about a new small sedan, it could be quite some time before anything shows up in showrooms...
Currently Jaguar's lineup consists of the XJ, XF sedans and the XK coupe/ convertible. Unlike most other luxury automakers, Jaguar is missing a crossover in its lineup. According to sources within Jaguar, a crossover may soon get the green light.
Jaguar boss, Adrian Hallmark recently told Autocar, "We need a crossover and we need to stop being a saloon-based company."
In addition to a crossover, Jaguar's sedans will soon get all-wheel-drive and a wagon version of the XF is in the works.
Jaguar is celebrating its 75th anniversary with the new C-X75 concept that is being unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. According to Jaguar the concept hints at a evolution of Jaguar's design language while paying homage to Jaguar's past.
"The C-X75 is everything a Jaguar should be. It possesses remarkable poise and grace yet at the same time has the excitement and potency of a true supercar. You could argue this is as close to a pure art form as a concept car can get and we believe it is a worthy homage to 75 years of iconic Jaguar design." - Ian Callum, Design Director, Jaguar Cars
The C-X75 concept is four-wheel drive and is powered by four 195-hp electric motors, one for each wheel bringing the total to 780 horsepower. The concept is capable of running purely on electricity for up to 68 miles on a six-hour plug-in charge. Lightweight micro gas-turbines are also capable of recharging the lithium-ion batteries. The Jaguar C-X75 reaches 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds.
Jaguar has finally given the F-Type roadster the green light. The concept XK180 was our first preview of the F-Type back in 1998, but the model was never produced due to Jaguar's financial troubles. But now that Jaguar is now owned by Tata the project is back on.
"We have a new momentum. There is so much potential," said Jaguar Land Rover chairman Ralf Speth. "A new sports car is coming."
Right now the model is in the clay model stage, but according to the latest reports it will look like a smaller XK with design elements from the rest of the Jaguar range. It's not yet known what will power the F-Type, which will go head to head with the Porsche Boxster.
The latest 2011 Jaguar XKR that is set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show will be the fastest XK to date. The 2011 XKR will now be able to reach a top speed of 174mph up from 155mph in addition to the styling updates. There will also be two new optional performance and styling packs: Speed Pack and Black Pack that will be available on the XK and XKR.
The Speed Pack allows drivers to extend the top speed from 155mph to an electronically limited 174mph thanks to a unique engine and transmission recalibration. To maintain stability with the Speed Pack the coupe uses a revised front aerodynamic splitter and larger rear spoiler to provide increased balance and a reduction in lift. Every XKR with the Speed Pack will come with body-colored side sills and rear diffuser, and a chrome finish to the window surrounds, upper and lower mesh grilles, side Power Vents and boot lid finisher. Red brake calipers with a Jaguar 'R' logo sit inside 20-inch Kasuga alloy wheels.
The optional Black Pack is only available with the Speed Pack and is available in Ultimate Black, Polaris White or Salsa Red and features 20-inch gloss black Kalimnos alloy wheels.
The XKR Coupe featured at the Geneva Motor Show pairs both the optional Speed and Black Packs, which also sports optional Piano Black veneers on the dashboard and red brake calipers.
Just in time for your the start of your holiday shopping Jaguar is releasing a limited edition XJL Supercharged that will be featured in this year's Neiman Marcus catalog. Only 50 of the limited edition 2010 Jaguar XJL sedans will be sold.
The 2010 Jaguar XJL Supercharged Neiman Marcus Edition starts with the extended wheelbase XJL equipped with the 470-hp 5.0L V8 and adds exclusive Celestial Black paint and 20-inch wheels. Inside there is a special nameplate that marks the car as one of the special 50 produced.
If you can wait a little longer, the XJ will be on sale in early 2010.
The coupe is codenamed RD7 and it has suicide-type rear doors and a side-hinged tailgate. Jaguar had been considering three and five door versions, but has decided to move forward only with the five door since it should have higher sales.
Although Inside Line has received word that the coupe is in the works, it is still about four years off. A new sportscar, codenamed XE is set to debut first in 2011, with sales starting in 2012.
"Our industry has been especially badly hit by the recession and the premium sector more than others. Jaguar Land Rover's retail sales fell by 28 percent in the past 10 months," Chief Executive David Smith said in a statement.
The X-Type has been in production for the last 8 years and Jaguar has sold over 350,000 units. Production of the X-Type was originally planned to cease in mid-2010.
In addition to killing the X-Type by the end of the year, Jaguar is going to shut down the Halewood plant for three weeks to keep inventory levels in check.
55 orders in a matter of days may not seem like much, but according to Jaguar that is about the same numbers it received when the XF was unveiled. Some of the orders were placed at the XJ's launch at the Saatchi Gallery in London last week and the rest have come from people who haven't even seen the car in person. Production is expected to start this fall, with sales starting in January.
The new XJ looks somewhat like a larger XF with coupe-like roofline and a rear end that is a big departure for Jaguar. There's also a standard panoramic roof.
The 2010 XJ will be available in regular and extended wheelbase versions.
In the US we will have a choice of three engines: a 385-hp 5.0L V8, 470-hp 5.0L supercharged V8 and a 510-hp 5.0L supercharged V8.
Pricing for the 2010 Jaguar XJ starts at $72,500.
The XF Supercharged is powered by a 470 hp version of the 5.0-liter supercharged AJ-V8 Gen III engine and reaches 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds. It slots in below the 510-hp XFR in the lineup and will start at $68,000 when it hits showrooms this October.