With the introduction of the F-Type coupe and convertible, Jaguar has cleared room in its sports car lineup to drop the XK for new models. "There will be a 2015 model year XK, but the rumors are true, production for the XK will end later this year after eight years," said Wayne York Kung, Jaguar USA National Product Communications Manager, in an email to Autoblog. A replacement for the GT might be a very long way off.

The automaker told Auto Express that it's part of a "wider strategic vision and product planning cycle." Ending assembly will allow the feline luxury brand to build better-selling vehicles like the XE, its upcoming BMW 3 Series fighter. The new sedan is scheduled to go on sale in Europe in 2015 and in the US in 2016. It also needs to make room for the C-X17 crossover to be built, which is likely expected to sell better than a 2+2 GT car.

"There are no immediate plans to replace the XK," said Kung in his email. Jag was rumored to be considering moving a future generation of it upmarket. The new model would have been a bigger, softer grand tourer and allow the F-Type to be the brand's more hardcore sports car.


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      davido
      • 1 Year Ago
      Too bad in a way. It's the most beautiful car built that sells for less than 100k.
        toby0674
        • 1 Year Ago
        @davido
        Agreed! I've always thought it was a beautiful car and has aged quite well.
      ROLO
      • 1 Year Ago
      take it out to pasture and kill it just like the old sadan. tired of you adding 2hp ANOTHER LEVEL of lips and saying "there now buy this"
      Willy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hope they can build a more track focused cars ala D-Type, XKSS?
      Neil
      • 1 Year Ago
      the biggest issue with the XK is the fact that the car has no usable back seat. people want a jag convertible that seats more than two. even a cat would be cramped back there. they need to build a convertible using the xf's platform. use most of the engines (the 4-cylinder may not be strong enough). the 340-hp sc v6 as a base engine, and go up from there. 470-hp, 510and then the 550-hp v8. add awd as an option like Bentley, audi and bmw have. there is a pic on the web of an xf convertible. looks great. jag convertibles have always been among the best looking, but have never been more than over-sized two seaters!
        ROLO
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Neil
        no biggest xk problem is its old. like that sadan. im tired of seeing it cease production no one is buying them.
        Teleny411
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Neil
        I have an xk8 and I've never used the backseat other than as a storage rack. It's nice for that and the occasional passenger. It's not meant to be a family car. If you want that get a Camry and I'm not dissing the Camry.
      herrstreet
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't know if there would be a market for a stretched F-Type - which is basically what this is conceptually, though they are different platforms. Or a 4-Door coupe out of the F-Type ("poor" mans Rapide?).
      imag
      • 1 Year Ago
      The F-Type is a gorgeous vehicle, but a 3500 lb "sports car" is not very hardcore.
        J.A. Smith
        • 1 Year Ago
        @imag
        It's lighter than an SL, and just a little heavier than a Z4. Porsches are about 500 lbs lighter. But the V8-S F-Type is faster than a Carrera S and a Carrera 4S (0-60 in 4.0 seconds compared to 4.3 for the Porsche). So, who cares if it's heavier? It's got an insane, supercharged engine that makes up for it.
      superchan7
      • 1 Year Ago
      The base XK has been one of the most attractive GTs available. The final versions of the XKR-S became way too gaudy, but here's hoping that Jaguar will come up with something as classy to replace it.
        Teleny411
        • 1 Year Ago
        @superchan7
        I agree-the base cars circa 07 look as good as an Aston and way better than a SL or 6 series.
      SquareFour
      • 1 Year Ago
      If they absolutely have to ax the XK, rather than lose the best alphanumeric combination in their lineup, I hope they christen the upcoming "3-series fighter" the XK instead of XE. "XE" just sounds lame. Like a version of Windows or a mid-level trim package.
      EvilTollMan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good, this has needed a refresh after the first year it came out. Always thought this thing was a minger. Especially now next to the current line-up Jag has.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      The F type is the best candidate to replace its aging mentor. HKR....I enjoyed you at Monticello Race track at the R event. You were brutal, unchained, scary and beautiful. As a lover of all cars, I bow humbly to you....HK...by Jaguar. Thank you for your presence and allowing me to see you before you go. I will tell me children about you one day when we see one in the street. Honor.
      kkakear
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just saw an XK coupe on a car carrier today. I wondered if when Jaguar was going to put the "old girl" out to pasture. Although the base XK is still a stunner after all these years, I am with "superchan7' about the XKRS being overdone and it is way overpriced for what it is.
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