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Jaguar Smashes Through 200 MPH Barrier with New F-Type SVR

First look ahead of Geneva Motor Show debut.

by on Feb.17, 2016

The F-Type SVR will hit 200 in coupe trim, but can only muster 195 mph with the ragtop.

Jaguar scored a big hit with the launch of its F-Type convertible three years ago, but it hasn’t been resting on its laurels, steadily adding new ragtop and convertible variants meant to boost performance and build demand.

The latest twist comes with the debut of the Jaguar yF-Type SVR – the first version capable of hitting 200 mph. Officially, the public won’t get a first look until early next month, when the British maker rolls out the new supercar at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, but we’ve gotten our digital hands on some details and a few images ahead of that official debut.

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“Our objective was to take everything that our customers love about F-Type – the performance, the handling, the sound, the design – and take it to a whole new level,” says John Edwards, the managing director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations. “It’s a 200-mph all-weather supercar.”


Jaguar Reveals Plans For New XE Compact Sedan

XE will go aluminum and introduce new "Ingenium" engine family.

by on Mar.04, 2014

Jaguar offers a first look at the upcoming XE sedan.

The long-awaited compact Jaguar sports sedan will be dubbed the XE, the British maker confirmed during a Geneva Motor Show news conference, adding that the next Jaguar model to migrate to an “aluminum-intensive” design.

The sedan will be a critical addition to the Jaguar line-up and will mark the beginning of the end of the maker’s ties to former parent Ford Motor Co., the XE to be the first model to be powered by Jaguar’s new Ingenium family of engines.

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While Jaguar offered just a hint of what’s coming during a Geneva preview, the maker’s CEO Ralf Speth confirmed a production version of the sedan will debut later this year.  The Jaguar XE will begin to roll out in 2015, though it won’t reach the critical U.S. market, long the maker’s largest, until 2016.


Jaguar Unveils New XFR-S Sportbrake

Will join expanding line-up in Geneva.

by on Feb.25, 2014

Coming to Geneva: the new Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake and XF R-Sport diesel sedan.

Call it a wagon, an estate, a sporting brake or whatever other euphemism you might come up with, the term that is most likely to apply to the new Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake is likely to be “fast.”

The British maker has long bounced back and forth about whether to add a wagon-like model to its line-up and only recently added one with the base XF Sportbrake.  While we’ve not had the good fortune to get that model added to the U.S. line-up it’s been gaining ground in the much more wagon-friendly European market.

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Now, Jaguar is giving the Sportbrake the full performance treatment seen in the rest of XF line-up and we’ll get our first look at it in the sheet metal next week when the annual Geneva Motor Show stages its two-day media preview.

But Jaguar is already giving us a good hint of what’s in store.


Jaguar Bringing XF Sportbrake to Geneva

Images of wagon leak ahead of Geneva.

by on Feb.28, 2012

An image of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake leaked ahead of schedule, it seems.

The long-awaited Jaguar XF Sportbrake will be rolling into Geneva’s PALExpo Convention Center next week, it seems, and thanks to a brochure falling into the wrong hands we’ve got these preliminary pics to show our readers before we get a look at the wagon in the flesh, so to speak, at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Considering the strong popularity of station wagons – aka “shooting brakes” in Brit-speak – it’s a surprise that it has taken Jaguar so long to bring into its line-up after a few false starts over the decades.

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But the maker is now on a roll, along with its British sibling Land Rover, and between them they plan more than three dozen new products, variants and major powertrain launches before mid-decade, according to senior company officials.

The brochure images – which align with recent spy shots – reveal that from the B-pillar forward Jaguar has maintained the basic look of the XF sedan.  But from mid-body back it’s all-new, including the use of black-out trim that appears lifted from the bigger Jaguar XJ.