Posts from ‘Frankfurt Auto Show’
This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.
Jaguar used the New York Auto Show to announce a production version of the rakish C-X16 sports-car concept revealed at the September 2011 Frankfurt IAA expo. To be called F-Type, the new two-seater has been rumored for at least two years as the XE. It’s slated to start sale in mid-2013, presumably for the UK and continental Europe. U.S. deliveries should begin soon afterward for model-year 2014. Jaguar says the U.S. will be “a prime market” for the F-Type, which will launch as a soft-top convertible. A coupe is expected to join up in 2014 and, eventually, to account for 50 percent of total F-Type sales.
It looks like it’s one step forward for Fisker Automotive after a few steps back. The maker of luxury plug-in hybrid electric cars has announced the next vehicle in its expanding family—the Atlantic sedan—at this week’s New York Auto Show.