All-new Jensen Interceptor to be unveiled in 2012, will be built by CPP

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 20, 2011

CPP Global Holdings announced today that it will develop the all-new Jensen Interceptor! Apparently, the company was appointed by the brands’ owners, Healey Sports Cars Switzerland Ltd (HSCS), to build, engineer and develop the all-new car. According to CPP, the car will be developed in Coventry and will be launched next year. Moreover, the firm will manufacture it at a new production facility on Browns Lane from 2014.

For those who don’t know, the Jensen Interceptor, was built between 1966 and 1976, echoing the four-seat grand tourer layout. Its successor will be unveiled in 2012, while deliveries to customers will begin in 2014. CPP didn’t give us any details regarding annual production numbers and pricing, but if you are interested you can register on their website: jensensportscars.com.

Brendan O’Toole, founder and co-owner of CPP, said: “I started my career by restoring bodies and components for classic British sports cars, so for CPP to take the lead role in reviving this iconic brand is very exciting for the business, and for me personally. The Jensen design team has respected and honoured the great heritage and attributes of the original Interceptor, while injecting a contemporary edge and advanced technologies that will ensure it appeals to the passionate, discerning motoring enthusiast of today."

Liam Cardiff, director of Healey Sports Cars Switzerland, said: “CPP is the perfect partner to revive the iconic Jensen Interceptor. With the Jensen design team integrated into an organisation with much greater resources and broader expertise, our dream of seeing the Jensen and Interceptor badges once again adorning the bonnets of beautiful, modern, British-built GT cars has come closer to reality.”

Jensen Sports Cars will be unveiling the new Jensen Interceptor in the coming year. The HSCS has assigned CCP Global Holdings in the development and engineering of the iconic sports car brand.

The CCP automotive team will develop the new car in Coventry and will begin with the production in 2014 using the Browns Lance facility. The Coventry-based team designed the new Interceptor, which has already received good feedback from prospective buyers. HSCS still owns the Jensen and Interceptor brands’ assets, design and intellectual properties.

The four-seater Jensen Interceptor borrowed its design from the phenomenal GT’s back in 1966 up to 1976. However this time, they incorporated new and better technologies. Hence, the Grand Tourer-inspired body is built with high quality aluminium. The team also employed the same component for the chassis.

Healey Sports Cars Switzerland plans to hold the public launch in the last quarter of 2012. However it will take about a couple of years more before the cars will be delivered to the new owners. The exclusive sports car brand is yet to confirm the price and average production in a year. In the meantime, genuinely interested buyers can check out their website at www.jensensportscars.com for more details.

Meanwhile, Brendan O’Toole, the British car manufacturer’s co-owner and founder explained how the CCP is so excited to do a remake of the classic sports car brand. Furthermore, he and his team are delighted for the opportunity given to them and they will make sure that the new Interceptor will catch the attention of today’s consumers.

On the other hand, Liam Cardiff (HSCS Director) responded that they strongly believe in the level of expertise of the British GT carmakers. The CCP is truly the best choice of manufacturer for the classic Jensen Interceptor as it comes back to life.

Press Release

CPP TO BUILD THE NEW JENSEN INTERCEPTOR

n all-new Jensen Interceptor will be launched next year, after CPP Global Holdings was appointed to engineer, develop and build the new car by the brands’ owners, Healey Sports Cars Switzerland Ltd (HSCS).

CPP, the British specialist automotive group, will finalise the new car’s development in Coventry and manufacture it at a new production facility on Browns Lane from 2014. A team of Coventry-based design consultants employed by HSCS has completed the design of the new Interceptor, which has already gained significant customer interest.

The new Jensen Interceptor – echoing the four-seat grand tourer layout of the much-loved original built between 1966 and 1976 – is based on an all-new aluminium chassis and handcrafted aluminium body. The public unveiling of the Interceptor is planned for late 2012, with deliveries to customers beginning in 2014. Annual production numbers and pricing are yet to be confirmed, but will be fixed to ensure ultra-exclusivity. Expressions of interest can be registered on the website www.jensensportscars.com.

Brendan O’Toole, founder and co-owner of CPP, said: “I started my career by restoring bodies and components for classic British sports cars, so for CPP to take the lead role in reviving this iconic brand is very exciting for the business, and for me personally. The Jensen design team has respected and honoured the great heritage and attributes of the original Interceptor, while injecting a contemporary edge and advanced technologies that will ensure it appeals to the passionate, discerning motoring enthusiast of today.

“This work is at an advanced stage, and married to CPP’s expert coachbuilding, craftsmanship and engineering skills, the new Interceptor will be an exceptional example of British automotive excellence,” he said.

Liam Cardiff, director of Healey Sports Cars Switzerland, said: “CPP is the perfect partner to revive the iconic Jensen Interceptor. With the Jensen design team integrated into an organisation with much greater resources and broader expertise, our dream of seeing the Jensen and Interceptor badges once again adorning the bonnets of beautiful, modern, British-built GT cars has come closer to reality.”

HSCS owns all assets, intellectual property, designs, and brand rights for the Jensen and Interceptor brands.

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