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    Jaguar XK Could Move In Direction, Size


    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    December 31, 2012

    The Jaguar XK has had to fill two roles in the Jaguar lineup; a sports car and a grand tourer. But with the introduction of the new F-Type taking the role of the sports car, the XK could be heading in another direction.

    Speaking with Autocar, Jaguar's design director Ian Callum said that the company was “going through a lot of discussion” about where to take the XK in the future.

    “It could grow into the luxury market, and grow in size. Whether it stays the same as a two-plus-two or becomes a two-plus-more-than-two has not been committed to yet,” said Callum.

    Source: Autocar

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    It is a grand tourer right now pretty much. The XK is 189 inches long now and 74.5 inches wide, that is pretty big for a 2-door, I don't think they need to make it any bigger. It would be risky to push the price up even more, sales would drop.

    The styling is still fantastic, the 2013 model is basically the same as the 2007 in terms of design, and it looks better than ever. I hope they don't mess with the looks.

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    Everything between the wheels, stylistically is fine (if nothing special), but the front & rear clips needed a redo in 2007, and here it is, rotten on the vine 7 years later. Add in being vastly overpriced and it's little wonder "no one buys them". Slash 20K off the sticker (incentives aside) and giving shoppers something stylistically that says something UNIQUE may finally work here, and stop the few people who DO buy from turning on their heel come trade-in time. Jag HAS to find a way to retain past customers.

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    I will say that I am not a fan of the XKR-S and putting black wheels, Recaro seats, spoilers or big hood scoops on the XK. It isn't a track car, it's a luxury car, it should be more dignified than having a big wing on the back like a 90's Eclipse.

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