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.
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.
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.
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.