Sometime next year, we'll see a special edition of the F-Type, which will mark the 75-year celebration of Jaguar sports cars.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is one of the few brands that's moving towards electrification at warp speed. To this end, the current Jaguar line-up, barring the I-Pace, is set to be replaced by a new generation of pure electric models based on an all-new EV architecture (which is under development). But how do you think Jaguar is dealing with this transition? The British marque gave us a hint a few days ago when it revealed the limited-edition F-Pace SVR Edition 1988. Yes, this is how the current Jaguar models will bow out – with bespoke limited-edition versions.
Next year, Jaguar will celeberate 75 years of its sports cars. So, what better time to roll out the special edition of the F-Type? In an interview with Auto Express, JLR CEO Thierry Bolloré confirmed that the current F-Type is Jaguar's final pure-combustion sports car. And that's why the special edition, much like F-Pace Edition 1988, will celebrate the ICE F-Type in all its glory.
As for the future electric models, Bolloré also confirmed in the interview that test mules are not far from being ready; they could begin road testing as early as a few weeks from now. He stated that the models would make their debut before the end of 2024 and will be on sale in 2025. But unlike the current line-up, Jaguar is keen on positioning its forthcoming EV portfolio in the 'high-end' bracket, which means models with a price tag of around $100,000. It'll be interesting to see if it would affect the brand's popularity in any way, especially in the domestic market.
Source – Auto Express