Besides a coupe and a convertible, also a Shooting Brake is taken into account. Just a moment,
please. Could it happen that Mr Jones is a reader of our magazine?
Not only he proclaims
our suggested niche strategy that aims at avoiding direct competition with the Germans,
also an X-type Shooting Brake was introduced as the better option by us - even before the
recent X-type Estate was out.
The downside of the issue is that the realisation of a further X-generation is un-
as the economic situation ain't all too favourable for the baby Jag. The gap in the market
between the cheaper Alfa 156 and the perfecter 3-series doesn't seem large enough to launch a
Jag profitably in it.
Especially because there also are other renowned offers covering almost each possible
combination of a Jag's attributes. Nonetheless, a compact option that compares to nothing by
its look could make impact, we think.
The concept car R-D6 is a great approach to this idea. And because we always said what
we would do differently, we dare a few recommendations regarding the ideal future line-up
of Jaguar at the next page.