New E-type Jaguar to Debut at Frankfurt

A few weeks ago we reported that a new E-type Jaguar was on the way.  We can now confirm that this is indeed the case: the British car manufacturer has confirmed plans to reveal the concept model at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.


The car will provisionally be called the C-X16 concept - a name that is sure to change if the car should go into commercial production.


Sketches show that the design team borrowed heavily from Jaguar's iconic sports car of yesteryear.  Both the swept-back headlights and the oversized "pontoon" wings were E-type trademarks.


The concept car will also incorporate some of the latest design trends at Jaguar, which we have already seen in the C-X75 concept car.  This includes a flat spoiler and narrow tail-lamps as well as a trapezoidal grille.


Jaguar has apparently been working on the new concept car since both the F-type and XK180 had to be abandoned for financial reasons.


No information is available at present about what engines the company plans to use for the C-X16, but industry insiders widely expect a new range of V6 engines delivering between 275bhp and 375bhp to be on offer.  A diesel engine is reportedly also being considered.


Even though Jaguar's sketches show only a coupe version, several spy shots have been published that have all been of convertibles.  This suggests that the soft-top will arrive on showroom floors first.

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