The new F-Type is designed to fill the gap left by the E-Type made in the 1970s.
The all new sports car resulted in contracts worth £2.8 billion being placed with companies internationally – with in excess of £1.5 billion placed with companies in the UK.
116 companies in the UK have benefited from the F-Type production and half of those are based in the West Midlands, including Coventry and Sutton Coldfield based Webasto, which supply the roof.
Jaguar say they plan to export over 75% of the cars produced in Birmingham with the USA expected to be the largest market.The cars start from £58,520.00 and have already gone on sale world-wide.
The first Jaguar F-Type cars will leave the Jaguar Land Rover's Castle Bromwich plant today, to showrooms around the world.
The F-Type was one of four new cars being built at the site, which has helped to secure hundreds of jobs at the plant and in the supply chain.
116 firms in the UK, of which half are based in the Midlands, were awarded contracts as part of the car's production.
A convoy of brand new Jaguar F-Type cars will be driven through Coventry today as they are officially handed over to dealerships.
Fifty nine of the two seater sports cars - which have been assembled in Castle Bromwich - will be lined up in the shape of the letter 'F' in the car park of the Ricoh Arena before setting off on a procession along the A444 into Coventry.
The new F-Type Jaguar Land Rover has been unveiled at the Paris Motor Show tonight. It's a front engined, rear-wheel drive convertible which will be built at the Castle Bromwich plant. The new aluminium Range Rover will be revealed tomorrow. Full details on the car here.
The new F-Type Jaguar Land Rover is being unveiled at the Paris Motor Show tonight. It's a front engined, rear-wheel drive convertible which will be built at the Castle Bromwich plant. The new aluminium Range Rover will be revealed tomorrow. Full details on the car here.
Jaguar Landrover today revealed its latest model - the F Type. It's the first two-seater sports car Jaguar will have made in almost 40 years - and it's going to be built in the Midlands.