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Jaguar hints at what might become of XK after F-Type's arrival

Posted Jan 2nd 2013 9:30AM

Jaguar XKR-S - front three-quarter view, white

Jaguar may move the company's XK further upmarket following the introduction of its forthcoming F-Type. The newcomer to the range easily shoulders the burden of carrying the Jaguar sportscar mantle, freeing up the XK to evolve in another direction. While speaking with Autocar, Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum said there's an opportunity to grow the grand tourer both in size and luxury.

Whether that means the vehicle will retain its two-plus-two seating configuration or swell to offer buyers even more space remains to be seen. Either way, the future will likely see the XK soften its claws moving forward. And that's no bad thing. Jaguar has a long history of building luxurious grand tourers more content to soak up miles of highway than bounce from apex to apex.

What else is in store for the brand? Callum seems to have kept his cards close to his chest, refusing to acknowledge ongoing rumors of a Jaguar crossover beyond saying the brand "had to take notice" of the popularity of the luxury SUV market.
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2012 Jaguar XK Overview

News Source: Autocar

Image Credit: Copyright 2012 Chris Paukert / AOL

Category: Luxury, Coupe, Jaguar, Performance

Tags: f-type, ian callum, jaguar, xk


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