• Apr 10th 2011 at 10:05AM
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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]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      OMG I glanced past this and thought it was a Buick Regal. Good for Buick bad for Jag?

      This design has officially gone stale for me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      hmmm matte paint and a v6 for $110K.... No. not while there are AMG mercedes and M bmw's and V series caddis to be had...
      • 4 Years Ago
      is this the Bland edition ?
        • 4 Years Ago
        You beat me to using the term "bland".

        If i wanted a car that looked like a buick or hyundai, i would spend 70k less and buy a buick or hyundai.

        Jaguar is on a downward styling spiral, i'm surprised they sell any cars at all.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So let me see if I understand this correctly: Ahead of the introduction of a car that will replace the car that sullied Jaguar's name, Jaguar is dropping the boat-anchor of an engine from that car into its higher line models, painting them a crummy color and charging an outrageous sum for these underpowered tanks? Does the term "epic fail" mean anything. Good thing for Jaguar Holland does not represent a major market.