Ford’s luxury arm, Jaguar today announced a new sports saloon, the Jaguar XF. The new cat which we are still able to find any photos of, will make its public debut next spring (southern hemisphere). Positioned in the luxury mid-size segment, the new Jaguar XF will replace the S-TYPE saloon in the Jaguar model line-up.
The new XF has gone through an extensive design and development phase at Jaguar’s Product Development Centre at Whitley in Coventry, UK whilst the actual production will take place at Jaguar’s Advanced Manufacturing Centre at Castle Bromwich in Birmingham, UK.
“The Jaguar XF is a new sports saloon that will challenge people to think again about Jaguar as daring and different,” commented Bibiana Boerio, managing director of Jaguar Cars.
“Our new XK sports car has been very well-received and is enjoying great success. We are now moving on to the next stage of Jaguar’s exciting new design era – and if you like the new XK, just wait until you see the new Jaguar XF!”
The photo above is of the Jaguar XF concept car which came to light in 2003, obviously, I am guessing the new XF will share some characteristics with the concept but no official images yet. Customer deliveries of the new Jaguar XF will commence globally in spring (n/h) 2008, and in Australia later that year.