With the introduction of the F-Type coupe and convertible, Jaguar has cleared space in its sports activities car lineup to drop the XK for new models. “There will be a 2015 model year XK, but the rumors are real, manufacturing for the XK will end later this year following 8 years,” said Wayne York Kung, Jaguar USA Nationwide Item Communications Manager, in an email to Autoblog. A replacement for the GT may be a very lengthy way off.
The automaker advised Auto Express that it’;s part of a “wider strategic vision and product arranging cycle.” Ending assembly will allow the feline luxury brand to develop far better-selling vehicles like the XE, its approaching BMW 3 Series fighter. The new sedan is scheduled to go on sale in Europe in 2015 and in the US in 2016. It also wants to make room for the C-X17 crossover to be built, which is very likely expected to promote much better than a 2+2 GT vehicle.
“There are no fast plans to exchange the XK,” stated Kung in his electronic mail. Jag was rumored to be considering moving a potential generation of it upmarket. The new model would have been a bigger, softer grand tourer and let the F-Sort to be the brand’;s far more hardcore sports auto.