Mercedes, Audi, and BMW continue to be the dominant global luxury car brands. Although Jaguar is still regarded as another luxury car maker, it holds a far less market share compared to the other big 3.
Jaguar is getting close to premiering the luxury car brand’s first two-seat Jaguar roadster since the E-type. This sportscar named the F-type follows the iconic and successful E-type which was the first brand launch since the forgettable X-type more than ten years ago.
The base engine of the F-type is a brand new, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 that Jaguar developed from its traditional 5.0-liter V-8 engine. The new engine will offer about 340 hp.
A low deck lid plus sliver-thin LED taillights enhance the sensual beauty of this new Jag. Once you get your speed up 60 mph, a spoiler deploys.
We noticed one element that’s missing is the trademark rotary shifter. It’s been replaced by standard automatic shifter which should allow the driver to change gears manually.
The Jaguar F-Type dashboard will feature analog gauges plus toggle switches that remind the driver of classic sports cars from the past. This look is a switch from Jaguar’s more typical design of high-tech controls.
It’s expected that the new 2014 F-type will likely be priced starting at $70,000
Only time will tell how this new Jaguar F-Type will do against the big luxury names – Mercedes, BMW and Audi but Jaguar tradition and ingenuity will definitely put up a good fight.