2012 Jaguar XJ Coupe rendering
However, the list of new model additions may not end just there. The hope is that Jaguar will be able to triple its sales to around 750,000 vehicles by 2018, but to do so it will need a much fuller lineup of vehicles.
With a new management team on board, including new brand manager Adrian Hallmark at Jaguar and former GM Europe boss Carl-Peter Forster heading parent company Tata, there is now a new agenda within the company: to create more efficient, universally applicable drivetrains, vehicle architectures, and production processes.
Jaguar XE Roadster renderingEnlarge Photo
Now, Adrian Hallmark has revealed that Jaguar may carve out its own niche in the luxury world by offering different variations of its basic models such as four- and five-door coupes, shooting brakes or even a crossover.
Then there are the high-end models; some possibilities include a lightweight XKR-R, in coupe and convertible bodystyles, a high-performance diesel XK and even a simpler, more accessible version of the stunning C-X75 supercar concept.
2010 Jaguar C-X75 Concept live photosEnlarge Photo
These include the next-generation of the XK, which is due in 2014 alongside the successor to the XF, the XE roadster, which should hit the market in 2013, and a new coupe version of the XJ flagship sedan, which could go on sale as early as next year as a direct rival to the Mercedes-Benz CL.
When describing the Jaguar XJ coupe, Hallmark states that it is much more dynamic and emotional than a Mercedes-Benz CL. The car is expected to feature a pillar-less cabin with a glass roof and seating for four.
On top of all this, Jaguar is also looking at extended-range drivetrains, previewed already with the Limo Green concept based on the XJ. However, the release of any production version is still years away.