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Report: Is Jaguar planning to launch a new 2+2 GT model?

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Jose Altoveros / Jaguar | October 19, 2017 14:34

Jaguar possibly developing a new 2+2 GT model similar to the XK

The last Jaguar to ever produced as a 2+2 GT model was the XK, which was discontinued in 2014. Since then, the British automaker has yet to release another four-seater grand tourer, with the XK's successor, the F-Type, being strictly a two-seater. Now, Jaguar design director Ian Callum has revealed that the 2+2 GT design could soon make its return as an all new model.

Callum recently spoke with Autocar UK and says that he wants both a two seater model - which is the F-Type -  together with a 2+2 grand tourer model. Furthermore, Callum adds that he and the design team are currently working on a plausible design on a possible 2+2 GT. However, nothing has been approved or confirmed so far with regards to the model.

Instead of creating a 2+2 variant of the F-Type, Autocar UK says it is likely that Callum could add another model to their current line up, similar to the discontinued XK. It is possible that the XK name plate could make a return as Callum says that the F-Type was never intended to kill off the XK.

If ever a 2+2 model does push into production, it is possible that it will be built along side the F-Type at Jaguar's Castle Bromwich plant. It could also use a modified version of the F-Type's platform giving it access to a wide range of powertrain options, including the use of Jaguar's Ingenium engines.

Should a new 2+2 grand tourer model push through, it is unlikely to see production until after the launch of the second generation F-Type, which Callum says is in the works.

Source: Autocar UK