Jaguar announces a new era in
its sports car lineage - the all-new XK. Like all great Jaguar sports
cars, the focus of the all-new XK is firmly on the future, while
acknowledging the marque's rich history. It heralds a new era for Jaguar
in terms of both design and engineering, and is the most technically
advanced Jaguar ever built.
The all-new XK continues the
Jaguar tradition of beautiful, powerful, ground-breaking sports cars, but
behind its stunning looks, the all-new XK bristles with practical,
intuitive, modern technology, clearly focussed on enhancing the driving
experience. It delivers significant improvements in performance, dynamics,
safety, exterior and interior design and equipment and it will launch with
all the quality expected of a brand which is making great progress in
independent quality audits. When it is launched in early 2006, this first
of the next generation of Jaguars will signal the next exciting step for
Britain's most evocative car company.
By starting with a blank
canvas, Jaguar was able to make use of the latest aerospace technologies
alongside more traditional Jaguar skills to create a luxurious, powerful,
highly advanced sports car. A major key to the all-new XK's character is
Jaguar's industry-leading aluminum monocoque body structure, introduced
with the latest XJ sedans.
With this unique high-tech
construction method, the all-new XK's bodyshell is 31 percent stiffer than
the previous steel XK and significantly offers a 10 percent improvement in
power to weight ratio. The all-new XK is up to 90 percent stiffer and
397lb lighter than key rivals, with a kerb weight of just 3671lb.
In the words of Jaguar's
Chief Engineer Mike Cross, in charge of developing the all-new XK's
vehicle dynamics, "What the team has looked to engineer is a sports
car with true all-round ability. That means it must be fast, outstandingly
agile, and truly exciting to drive. It has to go quickly, stop quickly,
and do everything in between in the way a Jaguar should. Yet it's also a
rational choice - the all-new XK will deliver a balance of superb driving
dynamics and relaxed comfort that is the epitome of sophisticated sporting
ALL-NEW JAGUAR XK AT A
All-new Jaguar XK 2+2
First of a new generation
of beautiful, fast Jaguars.
The most technically
advanced Jaguar ever made.
Succeeds the Jaguar XK
range introduced in 1996.
construction allows a lightweight yet incredibly stiff and strong car.
Intuitive controls and
driver-focussed technologies such as Keyless Entry and a push button
starter enhance driver enjoyment.
Spacious, elegant sports
car cabin exemplifies Jaguar craftsmanship, luxury and quality.