Jaguar Land Rover’s parent firm Tata Motors has admitted it is considering plans to add three new models to Jaguar’s range: an X-Type replacement, an XF estate and a new XE baby roadster.
Writing to shareholders in the firm’s annual report, Tata chairman Ratan Tata hinted at the models alongside plans to overhaul Land Rover’s entire range, while also inferring JLR production could be shifted to China or India to respond to increased demand in those markets.
Tata said he was “considering widening the Jaguar product range of by introducing a station wagon, a new entry-level Jaguar, and a new roadster”.
The long-rumoured XE baby roadster would slot in below the XK, while the new entry-level model would give Jaguar a replacement to the now discontinued X-Type to rival the BMW 3-series. The XF estate is tipped to launch in 2012 to coincide with the XF’s facelift.