- Apr 10, 2011
Jaguar brings a pair of Designer Editions to go with the announcement at AutoRAI
Jaguar XF Designer Edition – Click above for high-res images
There are major auto shows, and there are relatively minor ones. Holland's AutoRAI may fall more into the latter category, but that doesn't mean it can't have its fare share of new debuts. And a big part of those are reportedly coming from Jaguar.
Say what you will about the wisdom of decisions taken in Europe's notoriously mind-altering playground, but as we already reported, Jaguar has apparently chosen the Amsterdam expo as the location to elaborate on the future of its X-Type successor. But the company's English manners prevent it from turning up empty-handed with only some promises of things to come, so it's created a special series specifically for the Dutch market.
Called the Designer Edition, it's available on either the XF or the XJ, powered by the 3.0-liter V6 engine, and decked out in Stratus Grey London paint – looks decidedly greenish to us – with tan leather interior and piano black lacquer trim. The XF Designer Edition is further distinguished by bi-xenon headlights, 19-inch wheels in grey or black, heater leather steering wheels and sports seats and heated windshield. The XJ Designer Edition, meanwhile, packs a infotainment system with Bowers & Wilkins audio, high-def dual-view touchscreen and TV tuner plus a leather headliner.
Only 20 units of each are slated for production, the former coming in at €77,790 ($110,000 by current rates), the latter at €121,290 ($171,000). Just don't forget where you parked yours.
[Sources: TopSpeed, autoblog.nl]