Tata Motors CEO Carl-Peter Forster has reportedly confirmed that the
company’s Jaguar division has green lighted the automaker’s
model and a replacement for the X-Type.
Jaguar had been considering a
mid-engine supercar along the lines of
the company’s XJ220 to take on Audi’s R8,
but the British automaker
put that project on hold to explore the possibilities
of a smaller
sports car – dubbed the F-Type — to do battle with the likes of
Porsche. The F-Type apparently caught the eye of Jaguar and Tata
with the car now headed toward production.
In addition to the new F-Type,
Jaguar has also reportedly given the
production nod to a new version of the
company’s failed X-Type.
Although the previous X-Type never gained traction
buyers, Jaguar is designing the new version of the smaller sedan to
compete with BMW’s 3-Series.
The latest report made no mention of platform for
either car, but it
is believed Jaguar could be readying a new architecture to
the F-Type, X-Type and the next generation of the XF. However, it
remains possible that Jaguar could use existing platforms to reduce
Adding to the Jaguar stable, the firm is also planning a
of its XF as well as a long-wheelbase version of the sedan for the