The new Jaguar XK - most exciting car to be launched in 2006
Steve Fowler, Group Editor of What Car? magazine, commented: "This clearly demonstrates the affection that the British public still has for the brand and the excitement when a new Jaguar sports car is around the corner. We’re looking forward to giving our own verdict on the car in the coming weeks and maybe this is a good indication for the ’What Car? Car of the Year in 2007."
Bibiana Boerio, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars, said: "We are delighted with the very positive reaction the XK is creating already in advance of it’s launch. We’ve already had plenty of advanced orders and we’re now looking forward to building on this when the XK goes on sale in the Spring."
The global public debut of the new XK coupe took place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2005 and the XK Convertible made its public debut at the NAIAS Detroit Motor Show earlier this month. Even before going on sale the new XK has already been awarded the Engineering and Technology Award at the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards. It was recognised for an all-new industry-leading feature – the pedestrian deployable bonnet.