• Oct 28, 2009
The on-again, off-again five-door "coupe" from Jaguar is reportedly, well, on again. According to AutoWeek, the British-born and Indian-owned automaker plans to release the sporty hatchback in 2014 with an estimated price of around $60,000. Jaguar first dipped a toe in the five-door coupe waters back in 2003 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, though the R-D6 concept was quickly forgotten after its initial round of the show circuit.
Now, an unnamed source at Jaguar tells AW, "There's a growing feeling with the R-D6 that we really had something very innovative, fresh and different. Maybe we missed something back then, but the idea is even more applicable now." Might that newfound interest have anything to do with the BMW 5 Series Grand Turismo and Audi Sportback models?

The new car would reportedly be one size smaller than the current XF and would share its aluminum chassis architecture with the next XK and planned XE sportscars. After the five-door hits the market, there's a reasonable chance a sportier three-door could shortly follow. Power will reportedly come from a new line of V6 engines that will feature forced induction and share ancestry with Jag's latest 5.0-liter V8 engine.



[Source: AutoWeek]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks cool, however that front end kind of reminds me of the new Alphas. I think it is the headlamps.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is awesome news. Jaguar looks to be getting back on its feet with an awesome lineup.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have a feeling that the whole "four-door coupe" trend will be over by 2014. Most fads have a limited life span, i.e. pop-up headlights, cab-forward design, fender-vents, clear taillight lenses, (and hopefully smiley-faced grilles will join that list).
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      • 5 Years Ago
      Could the front end look any more like a Bugatti Veyron?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like Jaguar, along with Saab, are going to take the lower production, higher margin route in the future in order to survive.

      I love the concept too, although not thrilled to see the "blacked out" C pillar, a la the new XK,becoming a Jag design signature. Also, Jag needs to raid the LR parts bin for a solid AWD drive system.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It needs to be made sooner
      • 5 Years Ago
      That concept Screams Continental GT.


      But I like it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Predicting what could work out for Jag and what may not work is nearly impossible. Basically cuz nothing ever seems to work out for Jag.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why the RD-6 never saw the light of day is a mystery. It's what a Mini driver would buy when they have a family and some money!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the concept, I like the idea, the only thing I DON'T like is the price.

      $60k seems a little steep to me and would put it squarely in XF territory. I would prefer to see it in the $40s with Jaguar's excellent twin-turbo diesel and maybe a V-6.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Interesting....
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