Report: Jaguar passes on Bertone�s B99 concept

Italian design studio Bertone came to the 2011 Geneva Motor Show with the B99 concept, a design study for a prospective Jaguar rival to the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The sleek show car fostered rumors that perhaps Jaguar itself, which has been considering a successor to the discontinued X-Type, had commissioned Bertone to design the purple machine that graced the Geneva stage. According to new reports, however, Bertone was apparently on its own with this one.

Speaking with Jaguar�s global brand director Adrian Hallmark, Automotive News reports that the British automaker is passing on the concept car. �We appreciate the fact that Jaguar is interesting enough for people to do a concept around,� says Hallmark. �It is just not for us.�

[Source: Automotive News � sub. req.]


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