Jaguar F-Type Aiming for 2013 Release
If Jaguar lovers in the New York City area can think back to the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, they'll surely remember the C-X16 concept car. Well, the concept took one step closer to being a reality. Renamed the Jaguar F-Type, the entry-level sports car will head towards production, and is scheduled for a 2013 release.
Besides the name change, the F-Type made another key switch, morphing in to a roadster from a coupe, while still maintaining the design language laid forth by the prototype a year ago. That doesn't mean the new Jaguar model will stick with being a convertible, however. The automaker says a hardtop coupe of the F-Type could head to production, as well.
Jaguar officials state the F-Type will utilize a new powertrain family, with a new range of engines. While that isn't much in the way of detail, we can tell you that when the F-Type debuted as a concept, it was mated to a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 and "Push to Pass" hybrid technology controlled by a button mounted to the steering wheel that can deliver an additional 92 horsepower, and 173 lb-ft of torque to the already potent 376 hp, 332 lb-ft of torque found on the supercharged engine.
According to Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar Global Brand Director, the F-Type will, "start where the Jaguar XKR-S finishes, even with less power."1 The British carmaker hopes this brings a thrilling driving experience and embodies what they believe to be a true sports car in both purpose and style.
If you're interested in hearing more about the new Jaguar F-Type, and when we can expect it here at Manhattan Jaguar NYC, come visit our showroom at 787 11th Ave. New York, NY 10019 during regular business hours, or contact us online. We're more than happy to discuss the F-Type along with other new Jaguar vehicles, and answer any questions regarding specific models that you may have.