Jaguar discontinues F-Type production after 11 years

The Jaguar F-Type was available in India in its Convertible form, starting at a price of Rs 1.37 crore (ex-showroom, India).

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Jaguar discontinues F-Type production after 11 years

The last Jaguar F-Type has rolled off the brand’s Castle Bromwich production line, ahead of the company's transition into a maker of low-volume electric luxury cars. The last F-Type was assembled exactly 50 years after the final E-Type, with its specification referencing its ancestor – a Giola Green convertible with a tan leather interior and a black roof.

The final example will join the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust’s collection at Gaydon, along with the last XE, XF and XF Sportbrake. F-Types will remain available in Jaguar showrooms in international markets like the UK until early next year. A total of 87,731 examples of the sports car were built – 15,000 more than of the E-Type.

The end of F-Type, XE and XF production at Castle Bromwich means that Jaguar is – in the short term – an SUV-only brand. Production of the F-Pace will remain at Solihull and the E-Pace and I-Pace will continue to be assembled in Graz, Austria, until next year.

Jaguar F-Type in India

Back in July 2013, Jaguar brought the F-Type to India in Convertible form. The model was priced from Rs 1.37 crore (ex-showroom, India) and was available in V6 S and V8 S variants. The coupe arrived a almost year after, and then, much later, a more affordable version with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine was introduced in 2018.  

Jaguar future plans

Jaguar’s next electric car, a grand tourer on the brand-new JEA platform, will be unveiled later this year. It will have a range of about 700km, its starting price will top GBP 1,00,000 (about Rs 1.05 crore) and it is expected to pack a dual-motor powertrain with a combined output of more than 580hp.

JLR chief creative officer Gerry McGovern has previously referenced the E-Type and XJS as blueprints for the new car, but also promised it would be a "copy of nothing". "Jaguars need to have a jaw-dropping moment, a sense of wow," said McGovern.

It is understood that the GT will be followed by an opulent SUV to rival the Bentley Bentayga, as well as a large saloon that indirectly replaces the stillborn XJ EV.

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