It seems that an all-new successor the F-Type is still in the works.
We haven't heard much from Jaguar recently, which its CEO has now claimed was by design. Apparently, the luxury British automaker is busy with a raft of all-new cars. Unfortunately, these are only planned to arrive in 2025. At that point, the shift to full-scale electrification will be in full swing but before then, a new F-Type will arrive next year as the brand's last-ever V8 sports car. And after that? What can we expect? Well, CarBuzz has discovered that Jaguar Land Rover Limited has filed a trademark application with the Canadian International Property Office (CIPO) for the name J-Type, and this offers us some clues.
First of all, we need to explain that the J-Type name is not a new one. The trademark was originally discovered in 2018, and rumors over the following months suggested that the follow-up to the F-Type would be internally known as Project Jennifer, hence the trademark. We also were told to expect the possibility of BMW power for the next F-Type, but then the next F-Type arrived, and it was little more than a facelift.
With the car aging quickly and no new models expected from Jaguar before the middle of the decade, it's not unreasonable to assume that Jaguar will simply keep the current F-Type on life support until then, giving it mild updates with each passing year until 2024. A new concept could then be shown with the final product arriving the following year.
If that is how things will go, then the J-Type would arrive without a V8 and would likely be powered by something turbocharged. Perhaps BMW will allow Jaguar to use a straight-six or a four-pot, but another possibility is that the J-Type will become an all-electric sports car. Remember, Jag was among the first to bring a luxury EV to the market with its I-Pace.
With all that said, there is a good chance that Jaguar has no immediate plans for the J-Type name and is simply protecting it so that it remains available. Hopefully, we won't have to wait for 2025 to find out where this name slots in.