Jaguar S-Type replacement to be called the XF
(autoinsidernews) - Jaguar is axing the S-Type. According to Jaguar boss Bibiana Boerio, the next-generation Jaguar S-Type will be called XF. The current S-Type has never been the success that Jaguar was hoping it would be. While the new name may be confusing for some with the X-Type, XJ and XK also in the house, the new name creates a common name scheme for the brand, reports Trend.
No matter what the name, the new XF is an extremely important car for Jaguar and parent Ford. From the spy shots we have seen, the new XF will drop the derivative retro styling seen on the S-Type, and will take its styling cues from recent Jaguar concepts like the RD6 and R-Coupe.
The XF is a new sports saloon that will challenge people to think again about Jaguar as daring and different, said Boerio.
As previously reported, unlike the XK and current XJ, the XF will not be made of aluminium. The decision was made in order to bring the XF to market more quickly.
The Jaguar XF is being designed and developed in Coventry and will be built at the West Bromwich plant. The car is expected to go on sale in spring 2008.