Jaguar owners Tata Motors Chief executive – Carl-Peter Forster – has admitted that Jaguar will need a smaller vehicle with higher sales to take on their German competitors across the world. Seen as a BMW 3-series rival the baby Jaguar will replace the X-Type and sit below the XF.
In a report by AutoExpress.co.uk work is said to already be under way on the new model. An all new aluminum rear wheel drive platform hoped to make it the best handling and lightest car of its kind is under development. Being aluminum the car will be lightweight helping with fuel economy.
The model expected in 2012 will have downsized four cylinder petrol and diesel engines powering the new baby jag, and the 3.0 litre V6 turbo diesel may also be offered. The company has been doing quite well of late with 6,776 cars sold in June, up 59 per cent on the same month last year.
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