Despite its money troubles Jaguar is plugging away at the model updates, this time revealing enhanced versions of the XK and X-Type to usher in the 2008 model year. The XK coupe gets a new antenna mounted into the rear spoiler, new aluminum or wooden trim and chrome highlights for the controls, while the high-performance supercharged XKR gets new 20in double five-spoke Senta alloy wheels, Jaguar’s premium stereo and bright finish alloy pedals as standard.
The XKR features the same 4.2L supercharged V8 as the outgoing version, which outputs 420bhp and 560Nm of torque. The performance coupe is capable of a 0-60mph time of just 4.9 seconds and is limited to a top speed of 155mph. Thanks to its all aluminum construction, the coupe is not only stiffer and more agile but it undercuts its predecessor’s weight by 70kg, weighing in at 1665kg.
Jaguar’s entry-level X-Type sedan has also come in for an upgrade despite fears that the model may be dropped after the current production run ends. The refreshed model will retain its four engines, but gets revised front-end designed to match the rest of Jaguar’s lineup. The car comes with a new mesh grille and new exterior color options. Engine options range from a four-cylinder 2.0L diesel to the range topping 3.0L petrol V6 variant with AWD.