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Jaguar’s UK-built car

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JAGUAR will build its brand new sports car at its Castle Bromwich plant, it has been announced. 

The new car – called F-TYPE – is currently taking centre stage on Jaguar’s stand at the New York Motor Show, and engineering prototypes are already leaving the firm’s Castle Bromwich plant

The F-TYPE will launch as a convertible and is expected to go on sale in 2013, with more details being announced later this year. A range of petrol engines will be available – including a new powerplant family.

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Ian Callum, Director of Design, said: ‘A true sports car needs to be pure in both its purpose and its form; to have the opportunity to produce such a car for Jaguar has been a privilege both for myself and for my team. The C-type, D-type and E-type Jaguars were all sports cars that held true to this principle in their era, and the F-TYPE will hold true to that same principle in its time, a time that is soon to arrive.’

James Batchelor

James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer.

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