Jaguar will not contemplate sharing platforms with any other manufacturers, according to Tata Motors boss Carl-Peter Forster.
“We have extremely good people and we can do things for ourselves,” he told Autocar.
Forster also admitted that the company was now seriously considering a car smaller than an XF. However, he believes Jag shouldn’t be “stepping down” to a Merc A-class or Mini-size car in the near future.
Forster also added that because of clashes with Land Rover, Jaguar should not contemplate ever making an SUV. He did admit though that a sporty crossover car was one of the many possible new models currently being debated internally.
Jaguar made waves at the Paris motor show with a surprise ultra-low emissions supercar. The C-X75 has an experimental powertrain with four 195bhp electric motors, one at each wheel.
They give a combined 780bhp and 1180lb ft of torque, and provide for zero-emissions running, dynamics-enhancing torque vectoring, and pace that even an XJ220 couldn’t match: 0-62mph in 3.4sec, 0-100mph in 5.5sec and 0-186mph in a Veyron-beating 15.7sec.