The long-awaited Jaguar midsize sedan is a go for 2015.
The iconic British sports-car maker confirmed Tuesday at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show it will begin production of a four-door slotted below the XF. It will be the first vehicle based on Jaguar's all-new aluminum architecture and will feature the next generation of Jaguar Land Rover's gasoline and diesel engine family.
The sports sedan, which was not named or shown at Frankfurt, will compete in the C-D segment of luxury cars.
"Our sedan will be a true Jaguar, and it will set the benchmark that will revolution that segment," says Adrian Hallmark, global brand director.
The sports sedan's aluminum underpinnings will also be used on the upcoming crossover. The C-X17 concept (pictured) previewed that vehicle, Jaguar's first SUV, at Frankfurt.
The sports sedan will be assembled in the United Kingdom and is part of a major investment that will create 1700 jobs.
Update: A spokesman confirmed the small Jaguar sedan will launch in the U.S. for 2016.