2010 Jaguar XK CoupeEnlarge Photo
There’s nothing horribly wrong with the current Jaguar XK. It’s a stylish car found in either coupe or convertible form, with a hit of Aston Martin Vantage. Not only do the cars look like the more expensive cousins, they’re just as fast in the real world and offer a bit more room thanks to a back seat. The only flaw is that it doesn’t come with an available manual transmission.
The base XK coupe starts at $83,000, which is around the price range of a Porsche 911, making the Jag a candidate for cross-referencing when shopping for a performance coupe. But Jaguar has nothing to compete with Porsche’s other small cars: the Cayman and the Boxster.
Inside Line is reporting that Jaguar plans to create a little sports car just in time for the Geneva Auto Show next year. Another significance of being debut in 2011 is it will be the 50th anniversary of Jaguars most famous car, the E-type.
Edmunds is reporting that the car will be based on the next generation XK platform, which will apparently go the way of modern cars and gain size and weight. Speculation is that the car will be a two-seater, and most likely a roadster. No word on reviving the “Fixed Head Coupe” that was built alongside the E-type Roadster.
[Source: Inside Line]