Jaguar may move the company's XK further upmarket following the introduction of its forthcoming F-Type. The newcomer to the range easily shoulders the burden of carrying the Jaguar sportscar mantle, freeing up the XK to evolve in another direction. While speaking with Autocar, Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum said there's an opportunity to grow the grand tourer both in size and luxury.

Whether that means the vehicle will retain its two-plus-two seating configuration or swell to offer buyers even more space remains to be seen. Either way, the future will likely see the XK soften its claws moving forward. And that's no bad thing. Jaguar has a long history of building luxurious grand tourers more content to soak up miles of highway than bounce from apex to apex.

What else is in store for the brand? Callum seems to have kept his cards close to his chest, refusing to acknowledge ongoing rumors of a Jaguar crossover beyond saying the brand "had to take notice" of the popularity of the luxury SUV market.


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      mardidance
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love my Jaguar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's older and used, just I like I like my men!
      ILOVEBOOST
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love the direction Jag has been moving in the past couple years and I'm sure this move won't disappoint. For the most part I believe Jag has been keeping with the XK tradition...comfortable cruiser but a still capable machine. Interesting to see if Aston Martin will make this type of move.
      el aventador
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm just hoping it retains some of its performance prowess and aesthetic beauty. I love my XK8.
        Teleny411
        • 1 Year Ago
        @el aventador
        Me too. Mine has been bullet proof. i think the new xk could use just a few more inches in backseat room. I'd also like a MT option. Finally, i'd prefer the styling be more classy than the xkrs which is s bit over done for my tastes.
      Eta Carinae
      • 1 Year Ago
      push the XK in the 6 series segment, but make sure it doesnt grow fat like the 6 series has.......i like what is coming out of jag lately and cant wait to see more.....rumors of a 3 series competitor are making rounds too, another car i cant wait to see....
      • 1 Year Ago
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        FailWheelDrive
        • 1 Year Ago
        Yea, good move. Make it in the vein of the XJ. Make it the size and luxury of a Bentley coupe. Add a hardtop convertible element... Increase the MSRP by only $5,500. You should work for Jaguar the financial logic of that is just astounding.
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      Translation: it will become heavier, more expensive, and more boring.
        Mason
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ferps
        Actual Translation: They don't need the XK to compete with and fail against the F-Type. So yeah the XK will get bigger and more expensive, because Jaguar needs a CL type car, not two almost identical roadsters.
      pleckenby
      • 1 Year Ago
      think I will just stick to my 1989 XJS V12 convertible. It gets me from point A to point B and the only thing it won't pass is a gas station
      N Collins
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Jaguar used to be my car of choice for my if-I-ever-win-the-lottery fantasies. But then I found out they don't even put the leaping cat on the cars anymore!! Looks just like any other car now..
      nonucantmakemee
      • 1 Year Ago
      if you ever want to see jaguars simply go to a jaguar repair shop ...... they are full
        ZenDriver
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nonucantmakemee
        Outdated comment that only reveals your ignorance of the current brand line-up. You've never owned or driven a Jaguar built in the past 10 years. You have a lot of catching up to do, that is, if you can get up off your rocking chair.
      postpast
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really like this news. The XK should not be a sportscar, it just cant compete with a 911 or others. Seeing these stupid vents and scoops makes me cringe. A less expensive Bently GT; yes please.
        ILOVEBOOST
        • 1 Year Ago
        @postpast
        Imo the XK is more in competition with the Maserati Gran Turismo, Aston Martin, M6, Ferrari California, V8 Bentley GT etc. Putting it against 911 turbo,R8's, Gallardos or even a GT-R is kind of stretch cause those are purpose build super cars.The Jag cx-75 on the other hand would be a suitable super car for those cars if it was made.
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