I am happy to say that I judge this a vast improvement , in fact from some angles its beginning to morph into a replacement for the X150 . Thankfully the front redesign has abandoned the awful characterless look of the initial model for a more recognisably Jaguar one identifiable across the whole range , In fact very similar to Porsche in this regard . The rear has been beefed up too making the haunches more pronounced which is pure Jaguar DNA . As always with me its the Price Point and whether or not there are better cars out there for the Money not to mention better residuals come resale time . Still........with something that looks this good is that much of an issue ?
No V6 says Autocar but with two V8 to choose from who cares . I remember the first V8 I ever heard , 1973 , 10 years of age and a Brand New Rover 3500 V8S . Isn't it amazing that todays Children are more likely to remember the first time they heard a speech by Greta Thunberg , thankfully Jaguar haven't been listening
Interesting to hear Julian Thomson Jaguars Design Director talk about the new F Type having more clarity of purpose as well as being more dramatic . Isn't that exactly what many Members on this Forum have been saying for Years How often have we moaned about Euroboxes and SUVs for Lard Arse Peasants , how often have we moaned about Diesel Repmobiles being caned up and down the M6 by Obese Scotsmen . " Clarity of Purpose " is a euphemism for being identifiably Jaguar and its great that in at least this one instance the Traditional Jaguar Owner has been listened to .
In the face of much criticism from other Jaguar Owners this is what I and one or two others on this Forum have been saying for Years . Sales of the previous F Type have been largely flat and Porsche remains the sector Benchmark for these sort of vehicles .