Confirmed Successor of Jaguar F-Type
By: Fedora Atjeh | September 26, 2017
Jaguar's own design chief, Ian Callum, has confirmed to Automotive News that Jaguar's two-seater sports car, the Jaguar F-Type, will have replacement in the near future, thus securing the British manufacturer's bet for the sports segment to which returned in 2013 and had not been present since 1975, when the production of the mythical E-Type ended.
Perhaps more surprising than the fact that the development of its successor is confirmed is that the future F-Type will be electrified, like the other models of the English house. "Every new car launched from 2020 will have some form of electrification, whether pure electric, plug-in hybrids or 48v hybrids," says Callum.
"There are certain people around the world who think sports cars are finished because SUVs can take a turn-around as fast as a sports car due to how technology is." But a sports car has a very emotional component that entails the latest in performance and design, "continues the designer.
Currently the Jaguar F-Type, renewed for this year, is sold in Spain from 63,500 euros, in various versions and flavors, starting with the convertible and coupé bodies, passing through eight-, six- and four-cylinder engines, gearboxes manual or automatic, and ending with variants of rear or total drive.
Since its launch, sales of the F-Type have gone slowly, step by step, with global sales of the model of about 45,000 units. In Spain, for example, in the year 2016, 72 units of the Jaguar F-Type were registered in our country, 14.3% more than the previous year, probably due to the greater range of versions within the range, including access version with 2.0 liter turbo four-cylinder engine and 300 hp.