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    Rumorpile: XK Coupe To Transition Into The XJ Coupe

    Farewell XK, Hello XJ Coupe?

    During this summer, Jaguar will quietly say good-bye to the XK Coupe and Convertible. The company says poor sales and the introduction of the F-Type has made the company decide the XK needs to hit the road. That doesn't mean Jaguar isn't working on a replacement though.

    Auto Express reports that Jaguar is working on a new 2+2 grand tourer to take on the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Bentley Continental GT. The new coupe, wearing the XJ nameplate, will feature certain design cues from the F-Type such as flowing lines, muscular rear wheel arches, and wraparound taillights. But the coupe will have a few of its own touches like an oversized grille and horizontal headlights.

    The new coupe will use a lengthened version of the F-Type's platform and have a range of supercharged V6 and V8 engines, and a diesel engine.

    The coupe is not expected to arrive till sometime after 2017 or so.

    Source: Auto Express

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    The 2nd Generation XK has been around since 2006. It's rather old and tired... especially so since it looks kinda like the 1996~2005 1st Gen car.

    Well yea, but I think the expectation was that there was to be a redesigned model XK.

    Still, there is historical precedent for this move. From 1975 - 1996, it was called the XJ-S and was the companion car to the XJ Sedan. The current XJ is garnering a decent amount of goodwill, so no harm in this move.

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    It makes sense to have a car that competes with the S-class coupe, and the F-type is the sports car, so they need a luxury coupe. I think the XK is still a good looking car, it is like Aston Martins, they always look good.

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