Next-gen Jaguar F-Type to be electrified

Doris Richards
September 26, 2017

According to Jaguar's senior staff, the F-Type sports vehicle isn't going to halt its growing vegetarian tendencies with the four-cylinder version.

Design boss Ian Callum spoke to Automotive News, saying that instead of discontinuing the sports auto, Jag will redesign it to use an electrified powertrain.

Speaking with Automotive News in the US, Callum declared: "We are going to do another range of sports cars eventually", though didn't give a timeline as to when the next-generation F-Type might appear. Automotive News notes that Jaguar has only sold around 45,000 units globally since the F-Type's 2013 launch. "[Sports cars] are not going to go away", he said. Through August of this year Jaguar has sold 2,787 F-Types in the United States, which is only 41 more units during the same time period in 2016.

For the 2018 model year, Jaguar has given the F-Type a freshening that includes a lower-priced four-cylinder version. "However, in sports cars there are something emotional, which makes them very attractive in terms of design and performance", - said a top Manager. The F-Type uses a modified platform inherited from the XK, which debuted in 2005.

In line with Jaguar's aim to electrify all the things as soon as it can, Jaguar's North American CEO, Joe Eberhardt, confirmed that any future Jaguar sports auto would have an electrified model.

Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia introduced the pre-facelift F-Type Coupe here in 2014 in two flavours - the 3.0 litre V6 (F-Type S) and 5.0 litre V8 (F-Type R), both supercharged and cost RM899,888 and RM1,158,888 respectively. "That is full electric, plug-in hybrid or mild hybrids".

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