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Next Jaguar XK to be More Luxurious

Road Test 2011 Jaguar XKR-S

With Jaguar recently launching its new F-Type sports car, the sporty side of the larger Jaguar XK has largely been made redundant. Although the XK has always been more of a GT car than the F-Type, with it rivalling the Aston Martin DB9, Jaguar’s design director Ian Callum has stated that the next-generation XK “could grow into the luxury market”.

Callum went onto state that the F-Type has inevitably allowed “the car [XK] to become a bit more special than a GT” and “whether it stays the same as a two-plus-two or becomes a two-plus-more-than-two has not been committed to yet.”

If the XK were to “grow in size” it’s likely that everything else about the car would grow also. This could include the engine, the curb weight and of course the car’s price. What exactly Callum means by “grow in size” isn’t yet fully known, but Jaguar can only make the XK more luxurious to an extent where it won’t impede on sales of the brand’s flagship luxury car, the XJ.



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