Jaguar has released some preliminary details about future changes that will occur at both ends of the lineup.

Jaguar has released some preliminary details about future changes that will occur at both ends of the lineup.

In an interview with Autocar, the man in charge with Jaguar’s design, Ian Callum, confirmed a replacement for the XJ is being prepared. In addition, he also said the next generation will spawn additional members, but it won’t happen right away as Jaguar is facing problems with production capacity. This means extra XJ models won’t be launched sooner than 2018 when JLR will open up its new factory in Slovakia. The new full-size sedan will still focus on style, even though some people inside the company want the flagship model to be more practical.

Callum went on to specify JLR doesn’t want to chase volumes and reach the size of BMW or Audi. He sees a maximum limit of one million cars sold annually and believes anything beyond that could affect the company’s prestige. Rather than launching multiple body styles of the same car, JLR wants to have extra model lines.

As far as a sub-XE model is concerned, Callum mentioned his design team is “continuously talking about a smaller Jaguar.” However, there are no immediate plans for a production car, and he also said the XK isn’t coming back.

Source: autocar.co.uk

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