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Tata boss Carl-Peter Forster gives the green light to a new X-Type, F-Type + XF estate
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16 July 2010

Jaguar has given the green light to a replacement for the X-Type and the long-awaited ‘F-Type’ roadster, according to Tata Motors CEO Carl-Peter Forster.

Both the new X-Type and F-Type, expected to be called XE for production, need to come in “several variations” he added.

See Autocar's renderings of the Jaguar XE and XF estate

Forster, talking to a German trade paper Automobilwoche, also said that an XF estate car was on the way, along with a long wheel base XF for the Chinese market.

Jaguar is currently exposed in a global market where most analysts see consumers moving towards ‘downsizing’.

Competing in the established BMW 3-series market sector is seen as essential for any premium carmaker.

Work is said to be well advanced on the X-Type replacement and “small sports car”, though there’s no news on the platform for either of the cars.

However, it’s thought likely that Jaguar is working on a new-generation medium-size rear-drive aluminium platform that will underpin the new X-Type, the F-Type and the replacement for today’s XF.

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Straight Six Man 18 July 2010

Re: Jaguar confirms F-Type + X-Type

Lee23404 wrote:

Straight Six Man wrote:
I've always loved an underdog

To be honest even if it wasn't a great car I'd still love it. I think they have real character and I love the sound of the 7.0 ltr small block V8.

That's just the Z06 - the C6 uses the LS3 (6.2) and the ZR-1 uses an LS9 (LS3 with a supercharger). Confusingly, the Cadillac CTS-V also uses a supercharged LS3, but the supercharger is smaller than on the ZR-1, so they call the CTS-V's engine LSX.

W124 18 July 2010

Re: Jaguar confirms F-Type + X-Type

Straight Six Man wrote:
What about their owner, Tata? I can't see any Fiat tie-up happening - apart from anything, Jaguar is far too close to Alfa Romeo and Maserati for their comfort.

Done deal if you ask me. Jaguar and Maserati don't really compete - Maser begins where Jag tops out and I would expect Maser to move upmarket to take on the Bentley as they can get away with charging prices Jag cannot. The next Quattroporte will be much more expensive than the current car.

Also I don't think Jag and Alfa really compete at the lower and and again - Jag starts pretty much where Alfa stops - certainly they are not as close as Alfa and Saab who co-developed the current 159 platform.

Mr Tata knows JLR have the expertise in RWD platform development - The Fiat group has the engines JLR will need for these cars...

This is a good thing.

Lee23404 18 July 2010

Re: Jaguar confirms F-Type + X-Type

Straight Six Man wrote:
I've always loved an underdog

To be honest even if it wasn't a great car I'd still love it. I think they have real character and I love the sound of the 7.0 ltr small block V8.

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