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Jaguar Adds Standard Gear, Increases Warranty on F-Type

Brits “hit the gas” as part of sales push.

by on Mar.23, 2015

The Jaguar F-Type R Coupe.

Jaguar is in the midst of a rapid rollout of both new products and powertrains. Now, it’s increasing the mix of standard equipment on its F-Type model, while also stretching the sports car’s warranty in a bid to boost sales.

After years of struggle, Jaguar is hoping it can build the same sort of momentum as its British sibling, the Land Rover brand, especially in the U.S. market.

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“The Jaguar F-TYPE in three short years has become the heart and soul of the modern Jaguar brand,” said Rob Filipovic, product planning chief for Jaguar Land Rover North America.

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Jaguar Adding Manual Transmission, AWD to F-Type

British nameplate creates a F-Type for every taste.

by on Nov.19, 2014

Jaguar's Russ Varney discusses the new F-Type R at the L.A. Auto Show.

While other carmakers, such as rivals Lexus and Porsche, are moving away manual transmissions, Jaguar is moving in the opposite direction. In fact, the sports luxury brand appears to be creating a Jag for type of driver.

Executives from Jaguar Land Rover used the Los Angeles Auto Show’s press preview to announce that the planned to introduce a Jaguar F-Type equipped with a V6 engine and a six-speed manual gear box built by ZF as part of the company’s overall effort to broaden the F-Type line-up, according to Russ Varney, chief program engineer, Jaguar Sports Cars.

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However, not only did the venerable British marque add a little gear-shifting fun to its line-up, it’s also making sure that if you want all four wheels to do the work of just two, that’s available now as well: the F-Type R Coupe can be gotten with all-wheel drive and, in the U.S., a 550 horsepower V8 engine. (more…)

Jaguar Has Big Plans for New F-Type Coupe

Hardtop model expected to handily outsell F-Type convertible.

by on Nov.20, 2013

Jaguar design chief Ian Callum presides over the debut of the new F-Type Coupe in Los Angeles.

Few recent product launches have generated as much buzz as that of the Jaguar F-Type, a 2-seat sports car widely hailed as the “spiritual successor” to the British marque’s legendary E-Type.

But kudos are one thing, reality another, and despite strong early demand for the 2014 Jaguar F-Type, the convertible body limits its appeal in many parts of the world – which is why the maker is revealing the new F-Type Coupe at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.

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TheDetroitBureau.com got a first look at the hardtop sports car and if our initial reaction reflects what show-goers will experience, Jaguar is likely to have some serious trouble keeping up with demand. Indeed, the maker is forecasting that the new Coupe will account for well over half of F-Type sales once it goes on sale next spring. (more…)

Jaguar to Reveal New F-Type Coupe at LA Auto Show

North American launch in spring 2014.

by on Nov.05, 2013

The Coupe version of the Jaguar F-Type will reach U.S. dealer showrooms next spring.

Hoping to expand upon the success of its new F-Type convertible, Jaguar plans to introduce a coupe version of the sports car at the upcoming LA Auto Show and follow up with an Asian preview at the Tokyo Motor Show a day later.

Dubbed the “spiritual successor” to the legendary E-Type, the Jaguar F-Type has scored a long list of kudos – and strong sales – since its debut earlier this year, including honors as the World Car Design of the Year.

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“We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the F-Type Convertible, but for me the purity of creating a sports Coupe is a uniquely satisfying process – and I know that both visually and dynamically, F-Type Coupe raises the bar yet again,” said Jaguar’s global design director Ian Callum.

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