Jaguar, like several other automakers, has committed to electrifying its entire lineup. That list also now includes the next-generation Jaguar F-Type, since Jaguar Land Rover’s North America CEO, Joe Eberhardt, recently confirmed that it will have an electrified powertrain.

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“We are going to do another range of sports cars eventually,” Callum, told Automotive News. “[Sports cars] are not going to go away.”

It remains to be seen when the next F-Type will debut, since Jaguar has only sold 45,000 units worldwide since the F-Type debuted in 2013. Through August of this year Jaguar has sold 2,787 F-Types in the United States, which is only 41 more units during the same time period in 2016.

“There are a number of people in the world who think sports cars are finished because SUVs can get around a corner as quick as a sports car can, technology being what it is,” said Callum. “But there is something very emotional about a sports car that conveys the ultimate in the sense of performance and design.”

What kind of electrified powertrain can we expect in the next F-Type? It will likely get a mild-hybrid setup, when it arrives in a few years.

Source: Automotive News