Jaguar XK not to be produced
The flagship XK Jaguar model will cease to be produced this summer, this is to make way for the wave of brand new Jaguar models that will be rolling off the production line.
The car has been on sale for eight years and 54,000 of the model have been sold. The British firm confirmed recently that the production of the convertible and coupe models will be ceasing this summer.
The Jag brand have said that this decision is all part of a much wider strategic vision regarding product planning. Sales in the luxury GT segment has also shrunk dramatically across recent years, to the point where the XK model actually only makes up 4,000 sales annually across the Globe.
With the Coupe and the F-Type Roadster now in showrooms, Jaguar have said that they feel confident that customers who want a luxury sports vehicle will be catered for. The company also needs extra capacity in it’s vehicle factories to be prepared for a whole wave of new Jaguar models that will be based on the brand new iQ(A) aluminium platform.
New Jaguar XE
The Jaguar XE would be the first Jaguar to be produced at the Solihull Jaguar Land Rover plant in a completely new facility, it will be going on sale early next year. Following that there will be a production version of the C-X17 SUV concept, likely for the year after and after that replacement versions of the X and XF. The new SUV concept will go up against some of the worlds strongest manufacturers such as BMW, Porsche and Audi.
A replacement model for the XK is not completely out of the question, though it is a low priority for Jaguar at the moment. According to an insider from the company, a 2+2 flagship sports car is very desirable though not before the foundations are right first. The focus right now is on the Jaguar F-Type model.