There have been plenty of rumors circulating about Jaguar planning a new lightweight sports car to rival the likes of the Porsche 911 but until now we haven’t had any substantial evidence that officials were even contemplating the car. Speaking at this week’s Geneva Motor Show, Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata said he would be “delighted” to have the new sports car in Jaguar’s future lineup.

When further questioned about the car, Tata said he had a “strong view about it,” which leaves little doubt as to whether the car will be given the green light. Ford, which is expected to announce Tata as the official new owner of Jaguar and Land Rover any week now, recently invited Tata management for a presentation concerning future models for both of the British marques. Tata said that he would back all of the future model programs, reports AutoWeek. "What we see, we like and the technologies are very impressive," he said.

Some of the other rumored cars include coupe and cabrio versions of the new XF saloon, a reskinned XJ flagship and possibly an XK-based sports sedan.

Land Rover, meanwhile, is expected to introduce aluminum construction for its next-generation Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models as well as launch a production version of the LRX Concept.


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