Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover today said its new two-seater sports car F-Type will make its global debut in production form at the Paris Motor Show next month, marking its re-entry into the segment.

The company will launch the super car by the middle of 2013 in a range of variants with different petrol engines.

“The F-Type, Jaguar’s all-new aluminium two-seater sports car, will make its global debut in production form at the Paris Motor Show on September 27,” JLR said in a statement.

The car will be launched as a convertible with a choice of three petrol engines. While options will be offered in Jaguar’s new 3.0 litre V6 engine, a new derivative of the existing 5.0-litre V8 engine will also be there in the F-Type.

Commenting on the global debut, Jaguar Cars Global Brand Director Adrian Hallmark said: “The unveiling of the F-Type in Paris will be a truly significant day in Jaguar’s history as it will mark the company’s return to the sports car market, a market it originally helped to create.”

In April this year, Jaguar had said it would re-enter the sports segment with the F-Type super car by the middle of next year. It had showed the C-X16 concept in September 2011 and that car will now be called the F-Type and the company will produce the new vehicle at its Castle Bromwich plant in the UK.

The F-Type will join the existing range of cars — the XF saloon and Sportbrake, XJ saloon and XK convertible.

(This article was published on August 10, 2012)
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