The four-cylinder Jaguar F-Type has just made its debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show. The new sports car, which is also available as a convertible, is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine making 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The four-cylinder Jaguar F-Type will start at $59,900. Of course with a smaller and less powerful engine comes more advantages than just a lower sticker price. For one, the new F-Type is lighter and the car more balanced overall. Fuel economy is also up 16 percent over the old base model, the supercharged 3.0-liter V6.
Two-door sports cars are hard sells nowadays. People want space and utility, aka an SUV or crossover. The new four-cylinder Jaguar F-Type represents the evolution of luxury coupes. Smaller, more efficient engines and lower price points will be key to the segment's survival. Don't be shocked if the four-cylinder F-Type becomes the best-selling model of the bunch.