Jaguar’s new C-X16 concept makes India debut

With the C-X16 was first revealed in 2011 and is expected to become a production reality in the near future.

The C-X16 takes some of its design elements of the C-X75 supercar and is expected to sit just beneath the Jaguar XK and essentially become the new compact E-type sports car of the Jaguar range.

The C-X16 is also set to give the Porsche 911 some hefty competition as both models are fighting for first place in similar market segments.

Its exterior styling is distinctive in the fact that it doesn’t just look like any other sports car, as the likes of its aerodynamically shaped ‘supercar styled bonnet’ stands out.

This is because much of the design is based around the stunning Jaguar C-X75 supercar concept, whose sleek lines and jet-powered propulsion system made it one of the most exciting concept cars of 2010.

Although the C-X16 is a small sports car it doesn’t lack in power. It uses a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine with a power output of 375hp and a top speed of 186mph. It also has 0-62mph capability of just 4.4 seconds.

Alongside this powerful engine are also surprisingly economical CO2 figures. The C-X16 has reported CO2 figures of 165g/km and returns mileage of 41mpg which when compared to other sports cars put it in good stead for competition.

Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar Global Brand Director, said:

“Reaction to the C-X16 coupe has been equally positive following its debut in Frankfurt during September of last year, and as a vivid evocation in aluminium of Jaguar’s future sports car design language, it points to very exciting times ahead.”

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