Jaguar Reveals All-New XK Convertible
All-new 2007 XK Convertible will go on sale in North America
alongside the recently announced XK Coupe in spring 2006
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the World Premiere of the XK Coupe, Jaguar is proud to announce that it will be joined by the all- new XK convertible. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050914/DEW006 ) From the outset Jaguar knew it needed to create a convertible version of the XK and designed and developed it in parallel with the Coupe. The XK Convertible uses the same advanced aluminum body structure technology to achieve excellent body rigidity and torsional stiffness while minimizing weight: at just 3759lbs the new Convertible is one of the lightest cars in its competitive set. A 300bhp (SAE), 4.2-liter V8 engine and Jaguar Sequential Shift steering- wheel-mounted gear change controls ensure rapid performance of 0-60mph in just 6.0 seconds (0-100kmh in 6.3 seconds) and an electronically limited top speed of 155mph (250kmh)*. The luxurious triple-lined, fabric roof -- which can be powered up or down in less than 18 seconds -- when retracted it stows fully out of sight beneath an aluminum tonneau cover. A roll-over protection system comprising two 'hidden' aluminum hoops that deploy in the event of an incident is standard on all XK Convertibles. "The all-new XK was designed from the outset to be a beautiful convertible. It is a statement of confident Jaguar design, elegant as well as powerful and with the performance and driving dynamics to match its looks", commented Jaguar Design Director, Ian Callum. The XK Convertible will be available from spring 2006. Full details of the car and pricing will be announced later this year. The XK Convertible is manufactured and assembled in a state-of-the-art production facility at Jaguar's Castle Bromwich plant in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. *Manufacturer provisional test figuresRELATED LINKS
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