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Jaguar : The Jaguar S-Type

JAGUAR unveils S-TYPE at Birmingham Motor Show
Nick Scheele introducing the S-Type
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The all new S-Type will go into the market in March 1999 and will be produced in Castle Bromwich. Jaguar forecasts worldwide sales of 40,000 S-Types in 1999, rising to 55,000 in 2000.

The total investment for the new S-Type was at $ 700 Mill. Thereof about $ 350 Mill. were spent for the Castle Bromwich facilities.

Product  

Interior    

Powertrain  

Manufacturing


Some Highlights

  • One-piece body side pressings

  • 4,500 spot welds

  • Paint shop is sealed, clean room with controlled temperature and humidity

  • Waterborne paint system

  • Final assembly on skillets (platforms of laminated wood) for better ergonomics

  • At final inspection stage each car passes through a high intensity water spray line

The all new Jaguar S-Type