The demise of the Jaguar XK doesn’t necessarily mean Jaguar is leaving a hole in its entire lineup. A new model is set to replace the XK and from the looks of it, the British automaker is looking to field a coupe version of its bigger Jaguar XJ with styling cues attributed to the F-Type .
Given how the F-Type has been an enormous success and is largely the reason why Jaguar decided to drop the XK, it’s a smart move for Jaguar to make the proposed XJ Coupe look similar to its current meal ticket. That appears to be the plan for Jaguar, as it continues to make aggressive move after aggressive move to be a player in the luxury performance market.
The reported arrival of the XJ Coupe also means that Jaguar won’t necessarily drop out of the 2+2 grand tourer market where models like the Bentley Continental GT and the new Mercedes S-Class Coupe reside. On the contrary, Jaguar is preparing the XJ Coupe to be a direct rival to these models. With that, you can at least expect the model to be bigger than the XK with a similar aluminum architecture as the F-Type.
Engine options will likely also be varied and could range from either a supercharged V-6 to a V-8, or possible both. A six-cylinder diesel is also expected to be in the mix.
Discussions on price will likely be shelved at least until there’s confirmation for the model, but reason dictates that the model could be priced somewhere in the neighborhood of at least £100,000.
Note: Sedan model pictured here.
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