Report – Jaguar F-Type to get a manual transmission from 2015

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Will target the traditional driving enthusiasts.

Jaguar recently announced that it will unveil a range of new variants for the F-Type family at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.

Jaguar F-Type S Coupe at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show front quarter angle
The variant expansion will allow Jaguar to target a wider audience base.

Autocar UK reports that, according to its source, the range expansion will also involve the introduction of a manual transmission apart from AWD. The report says that Jaguar estimates at least 10% of prospective customers prefer to shuffle through the cogs themselves. As of now, the F-Type family is available only with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

The publication also reports that the British premium car maker has been overwhelmed by the response it received for the highly exclusive F-Type Project 7.

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe AWD rear three quarter
The F-Type R Coupe AWD will be the new flagship variant of the family.

Also read: Jaguar registers EV-Type trademark

Coming back to the new F-Type models, the carmaker has announced that the variant lineup will be expanded from 6 to 14 next year (both Convertible and Coupe models), all of which will be showcased for the first time at the LA Auto Show which opens its doors tomorrow. The manual versions of the handsome British sportscar are expected to be among them.

Jaguar F-Type Project 7 – Image Gallery (Unrelated)

[Source: Autocar UK]

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