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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



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    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 figures
 
 

SOURCE Jaguar
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