Earlier this year, Jaguar announced that it was slowly filtering out the XK lineup and planning Final Fifty editions for the last of the iconic vehicles.
The Final Fifty edition of the XK received some special upgrades to mark it as unique in the lineup. These vehicles are a blend of the features of the coupe and convertible styles, with an all black exterior and ivory white interiors. The body is modeled after the XKR but will have the hood of the XKR-S GT, and each also comes with the Dynamic Package and Performance Package as well as with commemorative plates marking it as the Final Fifty edition.
The XK model was first released in 1996 and seemed to be a big part of the Jaguar legacy, and with the upcoming release of the new Jaguar F-type, it seemed time to transition to a new era. However, Elmhurst Jaguar is pleased to hear that there is now some serious speculation that the XK may make a come-back sometime in the near future in the form of a 2015 Jaguar XK Coupe.
The 2015 XK Coupe comes in three varieties: the standard XK, the XKR, and the XKR-S. All three vehicles have a long, sleek hood that tapers to a compact, sporty body and comes in either a hard-top or convertible version. And like always, every XK is built with the finest materials that you would come to expect from a Jaguar, with the perfect blend of sport and sophistication.
The engine powering the XK is a powerful 5.0-L V8 with 385 horse power. It reaches top speeds of 155 mph and can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. Both the convertible and the coupe also come with standard 6-speed automatic transmission.
But while all of that sounds like a big final send-off, and other Jaguar vehicles have been discontinued in a similar fashion, this may not be the end of the XK. With recent investigations into the auto market and the positive reviews of the new F-Type, Jaguar designers are reconsidering the XK’s retirement, and realized that the possibility of a GT segment contender is one worth looking into.
While the F-Type fits the bill on many points, there are still desirable features that were not incorporated that could be used on a vehicle like the XK.
Only time will tell whether the ideas of a new Jaguar XK will come to fruition, but you can be sure that Elmhurst Jaguar will inform you of any news that may arise from this revival plan. In the meantime be sure to take a look at the XK models we have in stock, or with any questions you may have about the Jaguar brand.