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Jaguar/Land Rover to Hit the Market With 13 New Models Over Five Years

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On: Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 10:59AM | By: Chris Weiss


Jaguar/Land Rover to Hit the Market With 13 New Models Over Five Years

A new Motor Trend report indicates that Jaguar and sister company Land Rover plan to remain very busy over the next half-decade. The companies will combine to bring no less than 13 new models to market between now and 2015.

After being sold from Ford to Indian company Tata Motors in 2008, Jaguar and Land Rover are ready to hit the market with a surge of new models. The 13-model barrage is actually already underway and began with the 2012 Rover Evoque, which Land Rover introduced over the summer and recently debuted at the Paris Motor Show. That three-door is billed as the smallest, lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever and features 2.0-liter turbocharged four and 2.2-liter turbodiesel options under the hood. It will be offered with both front- and all-wheel drive configurations.

After the Evoque debuts next year, Land Rover will follow up with an all-new Range Rover in 2012, followed by a new Range Rover Sport. Both those models will be seated on the same platform. Those models will get choices of V6-, V8- and hybrid-based powertrains.

The final piece of the Land Rover puzzle mentioned by Motor Trend is a new Defender coming for 2015. That model will be offered in three different wheelbases and up to six different body styles.

Another new Land Rover on the horizon that isn't mentioned in the Motor Trend report is a five-door version of the Range Rover Evoque. Word from Land Rover out of Paris last week indicated that it plans a bigger Evoque for production, though no specifics were given.

On the luxury car end of the Jaguar/Land Rover pairing, Jaguar will get its line expansion underway with a redesigned XF, which will get updated with significant styling changes. An XF Estate will join the sedan in the line by 2012.

A small sports coupe known as the XE will debut in 2013, along with two XK sports cars. Aimed at the Porsche Boxster, the XE will feature V6 engine options and will be priced just above the Porsche. The standard XK 2 + 2 will be offered in both coupe and roadster models with V6 and V8 engine options, while the high-performance R version will be available with a V8 and shorter wheelbase.

In 2014, Jaguar will replace the X-Type with an all-new four-door coupe model. Designs are still in the early stages and hatchback, sedan, crossover, and shooting brake versions are all on the table. That car is likely to share the 2.0-liter turbo four and 2.2-liter turbodiesel options of the Range Rover Evoque.

Finally, in 2015, Jaguar will introduce an all-new XF.

Sadly, there's no mention of a production X-C75 or supercar of any form in the new Jag/LR report. However, separate reports last week indicated that Jaguar is opening an evaluation of the possibility of production on the C-X75. If it does decide to produce the supercar, it won't likely happen until beyond 2015. Here's to hoping that Jag decides to escape the unlucky 13 and add one more new model in the years to come.


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