In the past New York International Auto Show we saw last special edition of the 2015 Jaguar XK, one last edition called Fifty Final Edition and based on the XKR to have the privilege to dismiss the British model. After the arrival of Jaguar F-Type the protagonist of our story lost much sense, so much so that the manufacturer was quick to say that probably would not see a new generation of Jaguar XK.
However, fans of this sport can breathe easy. Russ Varney, responsible for developing the model, said the British Autocar means that there could be a new 2015 Jaguar XK since there is no reason why this model cannot live with the Jaguar F-Type. Obviously, the new Jaguar XK would have to use another approach, should put aside the sporty character to settle in a segment Gran Turismo.
As you said Russ Varney, the current Jaguar F-Type still has much potential to meet many needs with new versions, but they still leaving some gaps to be filled. To meet these needs will be born the next generation of 2015 Jaguar XK, a new generation that will have to wait a few years because the British manufacturer has other priorities in mind, starting exploit the Jaguar XE, continuing with new versions of the F-Type and culminating with the SUV will arrive between 2016 and 2017.
The British did not rule out the possibility of reviving 2015 Jaguar XK
2015 Jaguar XK has been out of production, but in the fall, the network appeared rumors about a possible revival of the model. Soon this information was confirmed by a specialist British company Russ Varney, who also oversees the development project F-Type. “Now our main model is the F-Type, but this does not mean that we are finally” bury” XK.
Jaguar F-Type will not be able to close all the niches, and hence the chances of reincarnation 2015 Jaguar XK great. So, in the segment of “Grand Turismo” model would come in handy, “- said Varney.
Recall that in March the company’s representatives stated that they did not plan to make a direct successor of the 2015 Jaguar XK. In the future, the British hoped to develop a flagship sports car with the landing formula 2 + 2, only the exact timing of the appearance of this car on the market are still unknown.
Recall that the latter represented a modification of the XK was the extreme version of the XKR-S GT.
The car is equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 engine with a mechanical supercharger, combined in a pair of six-speed automatic transmission.
This modification of the coupe has an aerodynamic body kit, carbon-ceramic brakes, recustomized steering and new suspension.
2015 Jaguar XK model revive
In any case, this possibility should not be ruled out, experts say the company.
Specialist in the development of the project F-Type Russ guys spoke as follows: “The whole essence of Jaguar sports cars. Therefore, we consider it our main model F-Type. However, this does not mean that the XK is dead. There is no reason against the fact that this model exist today as a representative segment of the “Gran Turismo”. We have many plans for the F-Type, but he will not be able to close all the segments that we would like. We need to come up with a way to be present in these niches and XK is one option.”
On the other hand, in the spring it was rumored that the direct successor at the 2015 Jaguar XK will not, but will be released a flagship sports car with a “landing formula 2 + 2”. Recall that the release of 2015 Jaguar XK was discontinued this summer and its latest incarnation it has found in the form of track sports car Jaguar XKR-S GT.
“Big Cat” was then 550-strong five-liter with a mechanical supercharger and a 6-speed automatic. Acceleration to “hundreds” takes no more than 3.9 seconds, and helped stop carbon-ceramic brakes.
Well, the British retain intrigue. Let’s wait for the good news 2015 Jaguar XK.