2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Will the Golf Clubs Fit?
July 28, 2014
The dilemma: I signed out our new 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe because, well, because it's the F-Type. Unfortunately, I was coming back from a weekend vacation and had my travel golf bag and a suitcase. I could've swapped into another car, but hey, this is exactly the scenario one expects from these pages. I'm here to serve.
Now, just a day earlier I was at a golf course when a woman in an F-Type roadster pulled up. Having written the F-Type road test, I knew the trunk wasn't ideal for carrying, well, anything. Nevertheless, she pulled out a lightweight walking golf bag complete with a full set of clubs — no driver removed. She told me she actually brought her clubs to the dealership before buying the F-Type to make sure they'd fit, a very smart idea when going on a test drive.
Women's clubs are shorter, however, and my bag isn't a lightweight model. At the same time, the F-Type Coupe has a bigger trunk than the roadster. I had hope...
...but I lacked luck, as there was just no way my bag was going to fit in the F-Type's trunk, be it with or without the travel bag or with clubs removed. Although the Coupe's trunk is indeed bigger, its hatchback is actually narrower than the roadster's "boot" lid.
Therefore, I carefully slid the travel bag into the passenger footwell, protected the leather with a sweatshirt and went on my way. It felt a bit like a mummy was riding shotgun.
So I guess the golf clubs do fit, but not where you'd want them too.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 4,806 miles