Jaguar confirms 3 Series rival

Jaguar 3 Series rival
Credits: Milos Dvorak
9 Sep, 2013 6:58pm Paul Bond

Jaguar confirms C-D segment sports saloon to go on sale here in 2015

Jaguar has officially confirmed that its rival for the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 will go on sale in the UK in 2015.

The new model will fit and be priced just underneath the XF in the line-up. The announcement was made by Jaguar’s global brand chief, Adrian Hallmark.

Speaking on the eve of the Frankfurt show, he described the new model as “the most advanced, efficient and refined sports sedan in its class.”

Frankfurt motor show 2013

Hallmark also confirmed that Jaguar’s new C-D-segment model range will include models that emits less than 100g/km of CO2 and those that can hit 300kmh (186mph).

The new small Jaguar will be built on the firm’s new iQ[Al] architecture, previewed with its C-X17 SUV Frankfurt Motor Show car, which has been a work in progress for the past year.

Hallmark added, “The first product that to use the new architecture will be an all-new, midsized, premium sports sedan, priced just below the existing XF. Jaguar will deliver a sports saloon with an unparalleled breadth of performance and efficiency."

Jaguar C-X17 4x4 revealed

In addition to a four-door saloon, Jaguar is expected to build an SUV, an estate and possible a 4 Series-rivalling coupe using the same architecture.

However, while rival carmakers used common platforms, Jaguar Land Rover doesn’t fully subscribe to the idea of platform commonality to save money.

Instead, it believes that architectures that can be built on the same line using similar parts are best – for example, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport use the same Premium Lightweight Architecture (PLA) but only share 25 per cent of parts/

The new small Jaguar will be built at a new site in Solihull, W Mids, and be powered by a range of new four-cylinder turbo petrol and diesel engines.

These engines will be built at a new plant in Wolverhampton, which is under construction at a cost of £355million, and will be operational by 2015 to coincide with the launch of the new four-door.

A flagship R version of the new saloon will be powered by Jaguar’s latest V6 petrol engine, while the iQ[Al] architecture has been engineered to accept rear and four-wheel drive.

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Let's hope you're way, WAY, off with that styling...

Sack the stylist quick before this makes it into production!

So this is the new suv render with the xf rear! Lol so lazy this car wont look anything like this

That is the ugliest pug I have ever seen. Please do what you can to ensure they don't make it.

what an ugly styling
hope it will not be like that in real life. it looks sad and bug eyed

Hopefully this is just pure guesswork. Downscaling the XF is not the way to go, it didn't work making it larger for the XJ and it doesnt work here.

I'm glad that whoever did this render at AE doesn't work here at JLR.

Your photoshoppers do realise not everything Jag makes from now on in will use the F Types head lights yeah?

So am I...

It's crap, a poor AutoExpress attempt and nothing to do with JLR.
But you obviously haven't seen the NISSAN JUKE. That that is one over-engineered, stupid-looking, pug ugly son of a...

Looks awful,I really like Jags but this one doesn't cut it for me.

A cross between a Vectra Mk1 and a 3008 from the front end. Come one Jaguar, you can do better!!

The front looks a bit like a Cadillac to me.

It reminds me of the Lexus 200. I hope the XS looks better than that.

It should a star

As a very satified long time BMW 3 series coupe owner, the Jaguar has got to be a lot better looking and better handling than that mockup suggests to stop me from pre-ordering a new BMW 4 series.

What the heck is a 'sports sedan' when it's at home? Does this bloke actually mean 'sports saloon'? Speak English please - not Americano ... thanks Jaguar.

Make sure you buy the Msport model, you know the M4 he he. Obviously, just like the engineering the name was made without thought for British roads!

Looks like a thousandth incarnation of Hyundai Sonata. Sorry guys...

Its not the real car! Just a mock up of someone thinking they are going to run with F Type lights on every model.

Shame AE don't make it obvious that this isn't the car, its just a very bad mock up. Shirnk the XF and stick some F Type lights on it, job done. Poor poor poor.

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