JAGUAR REVEALS NEW XFR AND XKR AT 2009 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOWDETROIT, Mich. January 11, 2009
– Jaguar has revealed the new XKR and XFR at the 2009 North American International Auto Show – two cars that are true to the heritage of Jaguar's legendary performance, delivering a superb balance of high performance, dynamic ability and refinement.
Mike O'Driscoll, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars said: 'We've started 2009 with the introduction of an advanced new generation engine that set new benchmarks in terms of performance, economy and efficiency. Our cars meet the challenges of the modern world and the needs of today's consumers – and they're also true to the Jaguar philosophy of creating beautiful fast cars.'XF and XFR 2010 MY
The XF has already received a number of accolades from major automotive publications worldwide, so the new XFR, a new high performance engine and a host of changes for the 2010 Model Year, including the launch of the new luxurious 'Portfolio' model, will make the XF an even more attractive proposition.
Featuring all-new AJ-V8 Gen III direct-injection engines, the XF now delivers more power and more performance with comparable or better fuel economy and emissions than the engines they supersede.
The XFR is powered by the all-new supercharged 510bhp V8 with acceleration from 0-60mph in just 4.7 seconds making it the ultimate Jaguar sports sedan. (concept carz) A naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8, producing 385bhp, powers the XF Portfolio and Premium models. XF retains the 4.2-liter V8 from the previous year.
Distinguished by unique exterior and interior design features, the XFR includes revised bumpers and lower front air intakes, sill extensions, hood louvres and grilles, four tailpipes, a trunk-lid spoiler, unique seats and 20-inch alloy wheels.
Both new engines for the XF range have highly competitive fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures. The 5.0-liter naturally aspirated XF delivers combined average fuel consumption of 25.4mpg while the XFR delivers 22.5mpg. XK and XKR 2010 MY
The new generation of XK and XKR Coupe and Convertibles, with all-new V8 engines, delivers more power and performance with greater efficiency for 2010 Model Year. With interior enhancements and advanced lightweight aluminum body structure, the new XK Portfolio and XKR build on 60 years of legendary performance to deliver the best of everything Jaguar.
The all-new AJ-V8 Gen III direct-injection engines are the most advanced and efficient direct-injection engines Jaguar has ever produced.
The XKR features a 5.0-liter supercharged AJ-V8 Gen III delivering 510bhp, 461lb-ft of torque and propels to 60mph in just 4.6 seconds.
The XK Portfolio features a 5.0-liter naturally aspirated AJ-V8 Gen III delivering 385bhp, 380lb-ft of torque and propels to 60mph in just 5.2 seconds.
Both models have improved fuel economy and CO2 emissions and meet ÚS ÚLEV II/Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions regulations.
Exterior changes for the XK Portfolio and XKR include a distinctive and purposeful new front end design, new LED rear lights and a new lower rear body spoiler. Inside the cabin, both the XK Portfolio and XKR feature the exciting, user-friendly JaguarDrive Selector™ that was first seen on the XF to further enhance the XK's luxury sporting character.
There are now two models in the range: XK Portfolio and XKR.Source - Jaguar
JAGUAR XKR CONVERTIBLE NAMED A TOP 10 ROAD TRIP CAR FOR 2009 BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK'S KBB.COM
Jaguar's supercharged XKR Convertible named the car Americans want to drive on a romantic getawayMAHWAH, N.J. May 21, 2009
– Today, the 2009 Jaguar XKR Convertible was named a 2009 Top 10 Road Trip Car by Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com. It was the top choice ride within the 'Romantic Getaway' category.
'We are pleased that the Jaguar XKR evokes such a strong feeling of passion in drivers,' said Richard Beattie, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Jaguar North America. 'We are very delighted to be recognized in a category that demonstrates high marks in both luxury and performance in a vehicle.'
Compiled by the expert editors of Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com, the XKR Convertible was one of the 10 new vehicles chosen within a list of common road-trip categories such as 'Cross-Country Trip', 'Family Outing' and 'Camping Trip'.
'Given the gloomy state of the economy, the lure of escaping everyday life via the open road is more appealing now than ever,' said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book and kbb.com. 'And if that were not motivation enough, the current crop of cars and trucks offer more than its share of gems that just beg to be driven.'
'Sometimes you just want to get away with your sweetie and leave the world behind you. Enter the Jaguar XKR Convertible. If the supple leather and stylish chrome-clad interior doesn't stimulate your senses, the 420-horsepower V8 surely will. And nothing puts you in the mood faster than speed and the wind whipping through your hair,' kbb.com editors added.
For more information about the 2009 Top 10 Road Trip Cars from Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com, please visit www.kbb.com/roadtripcars2009.
This is Jaguar's second recognition on the Best Road Trip Car List by Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com. In 2007, the Jaguar XKR Convertible was voted #1 car American wants to drive on a summer road trip.Source - Jaguar