Jaguar plans to grow its model range even further in the coming years — here's how...
12 August 2013

Jaguar's SUV, the company's answer to the Range Rover Evoque, has been confirmed for production in 2016.

The £31,000 SUV is just one of six new models to be launched by Jaguar in the coming years. Jaguar's ambitous growth targets include tentative plans to look into a front-wheel-drive car for smaller vehicle segments. Here, car by car, is Jaguar's new model strategy.

2014

Jaguar F-type coupe

Rumoured to be the definitive F-type, and likely to be cheaper than the drop-top. Some sources are suggesting it’s as much as a third stiffer than the roadster and is impressively lighter. There are hints the chassis could see significant hardware changes. With the drop-top rumoured to be shifting 1000 units per month, the coupé could add at least another 500.

2015

Jaguar Q-type saloon

This is a massive gamble for Jaguar because it has invested heavily in a sophisticated new compact PLA platform. It’s expected to be particularly compact and aimed directly at BMW’s 3-series, offering a more involving driving experience and touting class-leading all-aluminium construction. Most versions will get lightweight, super-frugal engines. Set to be priced from £28,000.

2016

Jaguar XQ crossover

Based on the same compact PLA aluminium platform as the saloon, the (tentatively named) XQ crossover could be the model to finally break Jaguar away from its traditional image and into the lucrative affluent family niche. It will compete with the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, but is expected to carve its own niche by combining very sleek styling and all-aluminium construction. 

Jaguar XJ

Currently the last JLR car based on the original Jaguar aluminium architecture that made its debut in 2003 beneath the X350-gen XJ. Moving it on to the full-size PLA platform used by the big Range Rover models should greatly improve economies of scale and reduce the car’s build cost. There’s no news yet on whether Ian Callum’s controversial styling will be reprised. 

Jaguar XK

The current XK is based on Jag’s original aluminium platform fitted with large extruded side members to provide stiffness for the cabrio. It’s relatively slow-selling and is going to be a decade old when it’s replaced. The next XK is expected to be underpinned by a modified compact PLA platform.

2017

Jaguar XF

XF Sportbrake’s recent launch was a clear indication that the current XF still has some time to serve. A second facelift is expected in 2014, when the car is likely to be re-engineered to take JLR’s new four-pot engines. The 2017 model will use the PLA platform and is likely to be made next to the new XJ at a revamped Castle Bromwich. Additional details are scarce at this stage.

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13 August 2013

I am an enormous fan of Jaguar, by far my favourite brand, but I'm afraid this just demonstrates poor organisation. The so called "Q-Type" should have been the priority before the XF, and replacing the XF in 2017 is just far too late, the only reason it's that late is because they're spending ludicrous amounts of money developing unneessary cars like that XQ. Leave the SUVs to Land Rover/Range Rover and concentrate on what a Jaguar should be. 

Furthermore, having the names "Q-Type" and "XQ" will confuse people. Stick to one naming strategy. You can't say the "X" prefix will represent the SUVs either because the XF and XJ and the ne XK will all exist by 2016, according to this. 

Although excited by the prospect of a new XK, this is thoroughy disappointing news to a Jaguar enthusiast. 

13 August 2013

SamC wrote:

I am an enormous fan of Jaguar, by far my favourite brand, but I'm afraid this just demonstrates poor organisation. The so called "Q-Type" should have been the priority before the XF, and replacing the XF in 2017 is just far too late, the only reason it's that late is because they're spending ludicrous amounts of money developing unneessary cars like that XQ. Leave the SUVs to Land Rover/Range Rover and concentrate on what a Jaguar should be. 

Furthermore, having the names "Q-Type" and "XQ" will confuse people. Stick to one naming strategy. You can't say the "X" prefix will represent the SUVs either because the XF and XJ and the ne XK will all exist by 2016, according to this. 

Although excited by the prospect of a new XK, this is thoroughy disappointing news to a Jaguar enthusiast. 

 

Like you SamC, I am a huge JLR admirer and they are my favourite marque.  I wouldn't say I am dissapointed by the news of the proposed new models that are imminent, not at all, but I can understand some of the points you bring up.  I agree that the small 4x4 is in my eyes, not a prority for Jag.  Let Land Rover continue the great job they are doing as I feel the small compact (I say compact but I don't think it will be) saloon should take precedence over all the other models.  This needs to come to the market as soon as poosible and not in a couple of years time, when the game would have moved on again.  I understand that they do not want to make the same mistakes with this car as they did with the X-type and S-type, which was to bring the car out when they really weren't ready, but 2015-2016 does seem a long way away.

Also the proposed name for the 4x4.  If it ever does see the light of day, the XQ moniker is a bit Nissan for my liking.  I am excited by the news and I just hope that some of the decision making is made for the right reasons and the right models are given the green light

13 August 2013

As a major Jaguar enthusiast, this is great news, expansion, replacement, and new models, what more could they ask for, the time scales are just right, the XF being replaced last is correct as the XF is still selling in huge numbers for JLR.

 

The XJ although selling in limited numbers has been a success for JLR and with teh new engines coming on stream will push its popularity further, the new SUV although controversial, has to be done, BMW and Merc were like Jaguar, wth only a car line up, and no one whinged and whined like most do on these forums.

Jaguar like ALL manufacturers have got to expand, or they will eventually die, and JLR is no where near that, in fact JLR is on top of the motoring world, with massive income, profits and sales increases all around the world, most car companies would kill to have all of these at the same time.

I would love to just once see a JLR story that was greeted with some sort of national pride, or at least people be pleased that a UK based company is succceeding where many others are failing, but I wont hold my breath, as there are far too many trolls and ignoramussus on these forums for that to happen. 

13 August 2013

jonboy4969 wrote:

I would love to just once see a JLR story that was greeted with some sort of national pride

I think it's excellent news that so many UK jobs are being created as a result of JLR, but I personally won't be buying any JLR product any time soon. I buy cars because of how good they are, not where they're made. And because of that, I can get something better for my money from someone else, regardless of where they're from.

13 August 2013

Ray60 wrote:

jonboy4969 wrote:

I would love to just once see a JLR story that was greeted with some sort of national pride

I think it's excellent news that so many UK jobs are being created as a result of JLR, but I personally won't be buying any JLR product any time soon. I buy cars because of how good they are, not where they're made. And because of that, I can get something better for my money from someone else, regardless of where they're from.

+1

Likewise, I buy my cars on the basis of how good they are overall, as well as whether the type of car I want is available, while price is a factor too. Their are some who suggest that simply being a British marque, we should go for JLR products. While that's not a bad thing, and I fully applaud British companies doing well, and support them where I can, and I do like Jaguars, i don't think patriotism should be the one and only factor when parting with hard earned cash. And I go back to my previous comment in that if nationality is of prime importance rather than how good a car is, we could have saved Rover if we all bought their cars, no matter how average they were at the time of Rover's demise.

18 August 2013

Jag is my favourite car maker too and I'm thrilled to see them doing well after many hard years and lack of investment. Huge credit to Ratan Tata for a good (and cheap) buy and letting the UK team get on with what they do best but with the funds. Shame the company couldn't have stayed British but no suitable Brit buyers were found, bar venture capialists who would have stripped it bare. All our lot are interested in today is making money, not building companies and the country. Sad but true I'm afraid. All power to JLR then, really hope they continue to go from strength to strength. And that one day I can afford to get my hands on one myself.

 

EU Referendum now. Let the people speak.

13 August 2013

OK, the 4x4, it will cost next to nothing to produce, as the entire floorpan, running gear, engine line up and electrics will all be carried over, the interiors will be a combination of XJ and F-Type, with some RR thrown in for good measure.

 

The costs involved will be design, engineer and build, which for a brand new niche will be minimal, and the profits will be enormous, like the Evoque, and with these profits it gives the green light to other projects currently on the back burner, like XJe, XFe, XFC and a couple of significant others. 

 

There are still a lot of people around the world that rate Jaguar above Range Rover whereas i class them as equals these days, so if they can sell 500 SUV's per month globally and I very much anticipate far more especially in the China Region where JLR are exceeding their wildest expectations,  as many niche models as possible can be based of the one PLA under carriage.

The 4x4 is important, as important now as the XF was in 2008, and if you think that is controversial just wait and see whats coming from Land Rover, then you can all complain as much as you want then Smile 

13 August 2013

Maybe their 8th model could be a roadster that is smaller and less expensive than than the F Type, more that of the Daimler Dart or BMW Z4.

13 August 2013

Interesting to know where all the money is coming from to fund the considerable development cost of launching all these models. It's certainly not coming from sales given current numbers.

Maybe this explains why Jaguar has taken the unusual step of announcing its future product plans. By doing this maybe it's hoping to attract more investment assuming that Tata doesn't have endless funds.

Personally I'd like to see Jaguar just getting on with some of these project instead of having endless discussions with the media. I want to be surprised and wowed by a new Jaguar, not bored with it by the time it eventually arrives.

13 August 2013

As previous comments have indicated, the "Q" prefix for the smaller saloon is confusing, given that everyone is used to the "X" prefix ... Why not call it the "XE"?

The SUV is a BIG mistake, given that it will go into direct - and unnecessary - competition with its sister Land Rover (and ultimately fail) and other established (and pending) premium SUVs ... "Very sleek styling" and "all aluminium construction" are not exactly Unique Selling Points ... 

 

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