Is A Jaguar Small Car Coming Soon?
There is a certain reputation that comes with the models available at Heritage Jaguar of Freeport, and for the longest time, that meant that a Jaguar small car was not likely to see production. But times are changing, and many of the drawbacks of front-wheel drive systems that would make them undeserving of the Jaguar name have been resolved.
While there is no confirmation yet on a Jaguar small car coming to our new vehicle inventory at Heritage Jaguar of Freeport, we now know that it’s not entirely out of the question.
What’s Coming Next for Jaguar?
During a roundtable interview at the New York Auto Show, Ian Callum—Jaguar’s design director—let loose a revelation: he loves small cars. And it turns out that Jaguar might start loving them too.
“There’s always space to go smaller,” Callum said, though he cautioned that Jaguar’s current size as an automaker means that entering the small car market could still be a ways off. “My personal belief,” Callum added, “is that there is space to go smaller for Jaguar. I’m a great lover of small cars, I even own a Mini.”
Switching over to front-wheel drive, which would be a necessity of producing a small car, would require a new Jaguar chassis, putting such a vehicle years away at best, but Callum is not the only Jaguar senior executive who thinks the company could enter the small car market world—Nick Rogers, Jaguar Land Rover’s Global Engineering Chief, mentioned that while there is room for a small car in the company, it would likely be a hatchback.
Entering the small car world requires a bold move for an automaker, as it is the realm of incredibly low profit margins and high competition, but if anyone has shown that they can expand their lineup to be substantially more competitive in recent years, it’s Jaguar.
Contact Us for More
If you want to keep up with the ever-evolving Jaguar lineup, you can contact our sales team or visit our dealership at 146 West Sunrise Highway in Freeport. Even if we never see a Jaguar small car, we will soon have the 2016 Jaguar XE in our inventory, and it has no problem going head-to-head against some of the most competitive mid-size sedans out there.