Jaguar has repositioned itself as a niche maker of premium cars after being acquired last year by India's Tata Motors.
The British luxury brand will no longer try to be a mass marketer, a mistake it made with the compact X-Type sedan. That model was developed when Ford Motor Co. owned Jaguar. The car was criticized because it shared components with Ford of Europe's Mondeo.
X-Type production ends this year. U.S. sales ended in the 2008 model year.
Last month, Jaguar Land Rover management said it approved four new vehicles for the two brands. A small Jaguar sports car is believed to be one of the vehicles.
Executives said there are no SUVs or crossovers in Jaguar's future.
Here are highlights of Jaguar's U.S. plans.
Small sports car: Dealers have clamored for years for a small, lower-priced, two-seat roadster. Company sources say it is in the works, possibly for 2012, although no official announcement has been made. The car will be positioned below the XK.
XJ: After several generations of evolutionary styling, a redesigned flagship sedan was unveiled this year with an all-new look. U.S. sales begin early next year. The new XJ has a long list of high-tech features comparable with what is offered in the Mercedes-Benz S-class and BMW 7-series sedans. Long- and short-wheelbase models are offered.
XF: Jaguar expanded the range this year by adding the high-performance XFR, powered by a supercharged, 510-hp version of Jaguar's new 5.0-liter, direct-injection V-8 engine. The letter "R" in XFR designates Jaguar's performance brand.
XK: The XKR coupe and convertible versions this year got the new 510-hp engine used in the XFR.