F-Kind to stand as lone sporting model — for now
During its time underneath Ford’;s Premier Automotive Group umbrella, Jaguar’;s XK saw 2 iterations: the first, a considerably-necessary substitute for the aging XJS, and the second, which cribbed the classic E-Sort, as well as from from designer Ian Callum’;s earlier function at Aston Martin. It also — improbably and controversially — seemed to draw influence from Ford’;s ovoid Taurus. Now in its eighth model 12 months, and eclipsed in the flash division by the company’;s smashing F-Type, the 2nd-gen XK’;s being place out to pasture this summer.
However some will undoubtedly be saddened by the move, the phase-out of the XK, announced in the UK’;s Autocar, makes sense to us. The uplevel F-Sort models overlap in price tag with the XK and the styling is beginning to demonstrate its age. What is a lot more, the Tata-owned automaker’;s approaching XE 3 Series fighter and its resultant ute variant hold broader appeal and far more mass-market possible.
Jaguar has not ruled out potential iterations of the XK, suggesting that the existing cut’;s simply a hiatus although it focuses on core designs. And with the F-Sort dealing with the rawer finish of factors, the following auto ought to be spared from carrying out double-duty as both the company’;s big GT and sports activities-vehicle representative.
So fare thee effectively, longnose cat. We anxiously await your return.
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