The 2017 line-up of Jaguar sports cars continue to consist of the F-Type, F-Type S and the range-topping F-Type R. The addition of a new entry price level for the F-Type builds upon the pricing realignment strategy, announced as part of The Next Generation of Jaguar for the 2016 model year. The plan is drawn upon an improved competitive value position, and the marque intends become more competitive by including a combination of new entry priced variants, more standard equipment prepositions and offering a lower price tag for the base version.
The base Jaguar F-Type features a supercharged 340-hp 3.0L V6 powerplant, mated to the 6-speed manual transmission. Additionally, it consists of rear-wheel drive and Quickshift automatic transmission configurations. The new derivatives come standard with a fixed metal roof in the Coupe configuration and a new 6-way adjustable partially electric seat, as well as new standard features such as a valet mode and solar windshield glass.
Standard equipment on the F-Type comprise of the Meridian 770W surround sound audio system with navigation, Sirius XM and Satellite Radio, Sport seats in leather and suedecloth and Jaguar’s InControl Apps. Further options include Premium trims and individual packages.
On an equipment adjusted basis, this base F-Type represents an overall savings of about $1,700 over the previous year’ s F-Type and gives customers a new lower price point. Building on the expanded product line-up and more competitive pricing, every 2017 F-Type and Jaguar variants come standard with Jaguar EliteCare coverage for added peace-of-mind.
The 2017 Jaguar F-Type base version in Coupe and Convertible versions is scheduled to roll out in the Spring of next year; further details are forthcoming.