• Sep 12th 2007 at 6:32PM
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The new Jaguar XF is undoubtedly a handsome car, albeit slightly marred by the awkward look of its headlights. It's also a crucial model for Jaguar as the carmaker's future is basically pegged on the success or failure of the new volume-seller. Because of this, developing several more variants of the car would be a smart a move as it should enable Jaguar to sell more cars.

Though nothing has been confirmed, new renderings of a possible convertible XF have turned up showing a car with a shortened wheelbase and only two doors. Jaguar already sells the XK convertible, but the significant price differential between the two should ensure only a limited number of sales being cannibalized. Also, if Jaguar were to build an XF droptop then we're quite positive a coupe version would ensue. This also leaves the door open for even more models, perhaps a wagon or off-roader. Then again, maybe not.

Thanks for the tip, Iris!

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      • 8 Years Ago
      That is a beautiful looking Hyundai.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Jaguar needs and SUV
      • 8 Years Ago
      Jaguar is sad. They need to just flip through their back catalog of 50's and 60's cars... Just throw a dart and build one of those instead.
      • 8 Years Ago
      There will be no SUVish Jaguar and I think the X-Type wagon shows how bad an idea a Jag wagon is.

      I want Jag to make a smallish coupe/convertible/roadster using the Inline six engine that was developed for Land Rover/Volvo. It was designed with FF, AWD and FR drive line lay outs in mind and I think it would be great to go back to Jags inline six heritage. The current NA 3.2 liter makes 235 hp and I am sure you could tweak that to 260 or so without sacrificing reliability. The T6 version makes 281 hp which could probably be tweaked up above 300 hp for a R version.
      • 8 Years Ago
      well not bad. The front end needs to be lowered
      ,the grille needs to be in deeper ,and the rear needs to be longer.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is the ugliest Jaguar Ever - Period!
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is pathetic compared to the classic beauty of 1960 XK-E. Ford will be knee deep in shit trying to sell Jaguar off for good money 'IF' this is the best they can do.
      • 8 Years Ago
      they need something like the BMW X6... build with help from Landrover....

      and also a small miata sized roadster... and an entry level car that used the c-xf front end for real....
      • 8 Years Ago
      You could slap a subaru outback convertible sticker on that thing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      New Hyundai convertible? Oh, my bad, new Jag convertible.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Amen on the F-type.

      They don't need an expensive version of the sebring convertible, which is what the photochop looks like.

      They need an honest-to-goodness mid-priced jaguar SPORTS CAR, exactly right to go after the Z4/Boxter. Smaller, lighter, faster, less expensive and luxurious than the XK, and english-styled. If they still use Ford sourced engines (since ford won't be liquidating ALL of their shares in Jag, just the majority) They could use the 3.5, TwinForce, or the AJ-V8, or even the supercharged version of the AJ-V8, in the premium /R model. In a 3000lb coupe or convertible. Sounds great, and if styled correctly, a winner.

      BTW, for all the folks who would cry about undercutting the XK, The XK is a premium luxury grand tourer, not a 2-seat real sports car. It is hard/impossible to get one with a manual transmission, it is big, heavy, and has 4 seats. It is a nice car, but it is a grand tourer.

      The production XF is only really dissappointing in the fact that it went vanilla on the front end. Keeping the angry-squint black eyes of the concept headlights would have fixed almost all of it. And it is completely possible.

      The production XF headlights are low-beam projectors, and have a lot of spare plastic around them that could have been designed out to fade that hard upper scallop into the hood, and simply keeping the turned-down corners and slightly up-canted flat lower line, rather than turning *up* the corners... and it would have been fine. It would seem hardly a problem to tool for, and really has no bearing on the legality of the lights and reflectors.

      The XF is vanilla compared to the concept, and the convertible chop is another "cruiser" concept, and hardly something that people would drool over, on their way to a Jaguar dealership.

      Long live the XK-SS, C, D, and E types, as they have yet to be succeeded by a current production mass-market Jaguar. They should have built the XK180 concept car, as well. Even the XJR-15, and the XJ-220 were barely more than a few prototypes up for sale.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Yes exactly a smaller, lighter and all aluminum roadster and coupe would be great. They don't even need to use a V8 as the Land Rover/Volvo Inline six would be a great engine for a sub 3,000 lbs car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      its sad how the Ford Mondeo wich were this Monstrousity got its roots from actually looks better like freddy said this car could be the end jag
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