• Feb 15, 2011
Jaguar is looking to expand on its existing lineup of vehicles. Currently, Leaping Cat buyers can choose from variants on the two-door XK, four-door XF and flagship XJ sedan. A two-door, four-passenger XJ-based coupe is reportedly in the works and will take aim at the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class. Also apparently being discussed is a shooting-brake based on the XF and an entry-level crossover based on the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

According to Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director for Jaguar, crossovers will be a definite part of the automaker's future. Besides the proposed entry-level Evoque-based CUV, Jaguar is considering another crossover based on the Range Rover Sport.

[Source: Automobile]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Not trying to sound like an idiot, but what's shooting brake?

      I've been hearing it around places yet I don't actually know the point.

      The Evoque, while odd looking for a Range Rover, may be a good base for a CUV from Jaguar.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Click on this and you'll get the picture...

        http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&source=imghp&q=shooting+brake&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=g8g-m2&aql=&oq=

        Basically two doors with a station-wagon back. Generally considered more authentic when based on a two door coupe or sports car.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Shooting brake was an english gentlemen's sports car with two doors but an estate-wagon like roofline. Long enough and big enough for long-gun rifles, and other hunting sundries, possibly hounds to be carried.

        The brake part refers to the name for an old open-floor horse-drawn wagon. The shooting brake had an open cargo floor behind the seats, while most coupe sports cars had a discreet trunk that wasn't as large.

        Think of it as a 2-door coupe crossed with a station wagon's roofline.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is exactly what Jag needs, a low volume niche SUV. Its the essence of what Jag should be.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why not revive Rover and produce the CUV and the future '3 series competitor' as Rovers. it also gives Tata and JLR a small car brand for the future. Over here in the UK we haven't got a single non luxury (home grown) brand currently selling cars.
      • 3 Years Ago
      While I understand why Jaguar believes it needs to go this route I just fear it may possibly canibalize Range Rover sales. I hope I'm wrong and the Jag version(s) will seperate themselves enough so it wont happen. Maybe have the Jag's concentrate on speed and handling while the Range Rovers concentrate on off road and rugged'ness if you will.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This isn't actually right. The (proposed) crossover will not use the same underpinnings as the (current) evoque. However, it is likely that the second generation evoque will use this jaguar platform.

      It has been proposed as a way to offset the enormous costs of developing an entirely new platform for the x-type replacement. The plan is to have the xk and small sports car built on a shared Bonded alluminium extrusion platform, the xj and the xf built on a shared riveted-bonded alluminium platform, and an x-type replacment and crossover built on a shared platform.

      The land/range rovers would then adopt these platforms. This would provide economies of scale and also massively reduce engineering cost, especially in regard to drivetrains. There would be one set of longtitudinally mounted engines, rather than one range for longtitudinal mounting, and another for transverse.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let's get that neo-x-type/3-fighter here before anything.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The same company owns Land Rover and Jaguar. Land Rover makes SUVs and CUVs but no cars. Jaguar makes cars but no SUVs or CUVs. Why should that change when they are owned by the same company and sold in many of the same dealerships? Is priority 1 for Tata brand dilution?

      As for the shooting break, it seems like a good idea, but I would rather see it based on their upcoming 3-series competitor rather than the XF.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cannibalizing sales.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This has been discussed over and over for the past two or so years. And, it seems to me always with the same responses indicating that the large majority of public does not want a Jaguar SUV/CUV. Certainly the overwheming current Jaguar sports/touring owners don't seem to want one.

      It seems to me that these opinons have ben ignored and it is continually brought up again-leaked- as an effort to tell everyone that it is going to happen anyway-regardless. Just like voting issues, keep puting it on the ballot until it passes.

      Anyhow, I would certainly not bet against it- as I think it will be. But, I don't want it. I want a great real Jaguar sports car like they have done in the way past! And, they have been promising another forever and not delievering for a multitude of reasons. I for one am tired of waiting. Certainly the other real players have not waited and will have even better versions out by the time Jahguar gives birth.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am overly excited about the idea of Jaguar expanding its line-up. I know a few guys think the new Jaguar CUV may cannabilize Land Rover Evoque's sales, but in all actuality, Range Rover customers will be loyal to that brand, while Jaguar creates cars for the Gen Y; like myself. Jaguar's styling and modernistic interior will be what my gen desires.
      • 3 Years Ago
      As one of the few X-Type wagon owners in the US, I say build it. I'm going to need a replacement soon.

      Jaguar could use a little more selection on its lots and this could help expand their base. Of course, the X-Type wagon certainly didn't do it. But, Americans have forgotten that wagons can be cool.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hm. Indifferent about the crossover but would love to see more shooting brakes roaming the streets...
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