2015 Jaguar F-Type R AWD rear three quarters right

Next gen Jaguar XJ will not use the XF’s platform

April 20, 2015

The next-gen Jaguar F-Type and XJ won’t be based on the Jaguar XE or XF’s aluminum-intensive modular architecture, says a new report from Car And Driver. Citing an excerpt from a conversation with Jaguar-Land Rover North America’s CEO, Joe Eberhardt, the report indicates that the luxury sports car and full size sedan will stay on separate platforms.

2014 Jaguar XJR front three quarters right

Mr. Eberhardt clarified the doubt about the scalability of the XE and XF’s modular architecture that the aluminum-intensive modular architecture is built for four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines.

Further speaking about the practicality of using this architecture for the F-Type, the CEO adds that you can’t deliver a high-performance sports car like that sharing parts with a sedan. He concludes stating clearly that the XJ and the F-Type will not share underpinnings with the XE, the XF or with the upcoming F-Pace crossover.

[Source: Car And Driver]

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