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Jaguar XK gets limited
Special-edition Jaguar XK-S emerges with $25,000 of claimed extra value
17 Mar 2009
JAGUAR Australia will release an extremely limited-edition version of its smooth XK coupe this month, priced at an unchanged $209,400 but said to feature an additional $25,000 worth of extras.
Jaguar will import just nine examples of the XJ-S – the first special-edition of the X150-series Jaguar flagship since it was launched in Australia in July 2006.
Powered by the same snappy 219kW V8 that drives the rest of the aluminium-chassis XK range, the six-speed automatic-only XK-S offers a host of unique equipment.
Top of the list are 20-inch Senta alloy wheels and ‘bright-finish’ upper and lower mesh grilles, while new side appliques, exhaust outlet finishers, chrome-finished side vents and ‘S’ badges for the front and rear valances complete the exterior cosmetic upgrade.
Inside, the XK-S offers a ‘Luxury Sport’ interior complete with soft-grain leather trim, 16-way power-adjustable seats, bright-finish pedals and a brushed aluminium gearshifter.
Ready to order now, the XK-S will be available in Indigo blue, Ultimate Black and Liquid Silver exterior colours, with a choice of Caramel or Warm Charcoal interior trim.
“We are very pleased to be able to offer Jaguar customers the XK-S,” said Chris Lidis, the general manager of Jaguar Australia, whose sales are up some 22 per cent after two month of 2009, in stark contrast to most luxury brands except Audi.
“The specification is quite unique and very exclusive. It combines outstanding performance and dramatic beauty with individual touches of craftsmanship and equipment that lift it to another level.”
XK Jaguar sales in Australia were down to just 87 vehicles last year – a 37.4 per cent decline on 2007 numbers.
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