DIJON Talk of Jaguar Cars Ltd. producing a station wagon is not fading.
At the launch of the Jaguar X-Type in Dijon, France, in April, Managing Director Jonathan Browning said, 'We have looked at variations such as a cabriolet and wagon.' But the top Jaguar chief also said, 'We are nowhere near making decisions on any of these.'
If that were not enough, Browning said that even a diesel engine could be in the company's future. It could come out of the joint agreement Jaguar parent Ford Motor Co. has with PSA/Peugeot-Citroen SA, says Browning.
'What is important is that the diesel is unique to Jaguar in terms of its refinement and performance,' Browning said. 'Companies like BMW and Mercedes-Benz have already established a benchmark for luxury diesel engines, and we have to be able to compete with them.'
Browning said the assumption that a new diesel would have six cylinders or more 'would not be far wrong.'
Browning said there was no timetable for the introduction of diesel engines but added: 'There is clearly a large market in Europe for luxury diesels.'