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Jaguar Bids Adieu to F-Type with its Final Model

Another beloved ICE model has entered the ‘will be remembered’ car list. This time, it is the Jaguar F-type. The last of its kind drove out of the manufacturing plant after a 10-year legacy of the model. The plant here is at Castle Bromwich and is being sent to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust. They will be responsible for preserving it as part of JLR’s heritage collection. You will see this car at many special events throughout the year. 

About Jaguar F-Type

The Jaguar F-Type first made an appearance in 2013. Based on the C-X16 concept, it tried to fill the shoes of the legendary Jaguar E-Type, last seen in 1974. It started as a convertible and later was also available as a Coupe. The F-type on sale right now was the 2019 facelift that gave it a modern appeal for the younger crowd.  It came with two engine options: the base engine was a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that produced 300 horsepower and 400 Nm. The other option is a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine with two tunes: 450 horsepower and 572 Nm of torque, or 575 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. Jaguar claimed that it sold around 87,731 units of the F-Type. 

Future of Jaguar 

Jaguar has joined the bandwagon of carmakers who want to go completely electric in the coming years.  Its goal is to electrify its lineup by 2025. It plans to stop the production of the ICE models like the XE and XF along with the F-Type we discussed. In the current transition period, they are exclusively an SUV maker (Sounds odd, right? Jaguar is making only SUVs) with models like I-Pace, F-Pace and E-Pace. Jaguar also announced that they will launch two new EVs in 2025, including a 4-door GT. They have also collaborated with Tesla, which enables them to use Tesla’s massive infrastructure of over 50,000 chargers worldwide. Their dedication towards an electric future can also be seen in motorsport as Jaguar TCS racing is one of the prominent teams in Formula E. 

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TopGear Magazine July 2024