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Jaguar XK and XKR Special Edition launched

Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0800

New Jaguar XK and XKR Special Editions launched

Jaguar has decided to give the XK and XKR sales a bit of a boost with the launch of  Special Edition models as coupe and convertible.

There’s nothing quite like a Special Edition model to get punters in showrooms, and with the Jaguar XK and XKR perhaps losing a bit of their glow – thanks in part to getting towards the end of their shelf life, and the arrival of the bonkers XKR-S – Jaguar has launched ‘Special Edition’ models of the XK and XKR as both coupe and convertible.

The new XK and XKR Special Editions are purely cosmetic – there’s none of the extra power we’ve seen in the XKR-S – but the cosmetic tweaks are appealing.

The focus for the Special Edition Jags is on titivating the (now feeling a bit old) interior. New ‘Artisan’ interiors use Scaffito grain leather just about everywhere you could conceive, apart from on the headlining where Jaguar has used ‘Poltrona Frau’ leather (no, we don’t know either). Dash trim is either Shadow Walnut or Dark Figured Aluminium.

There is a choice of two interior colour schemes for the Special Edition XKs, either Navy with Jet headlining or Truffle with Canvas headlining. If you’re going for the Convertible, then you have the choice of Black, Blue, Grey and Brown for the folding top, just to make sure you don’t order something tacky.

Outside the new XK and XKR get a choice of six colours, with Celestial Black being a bespoke colour for the Special Edition. The other colours are Crystal Blue, Lunar Grey, Polaris White, Rhodium Silver and Ultimate Black.

Other goodies include a choice of two designs of 20″ alloys – Venom with Diamond Turned dark grey finish and Orona with a polished finish – heated performance seats, a 525w Bowers & Wilkins sound system and new treadplates and stainless steel pedals.

All very pretty, although we don’t yet know how much the XK and XKR Special Editions are going to cost. We’ll update when we do.

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