Like all Jaguars, the new XK looks like its in a class of its own. With curves which appear to be inspired by the Aston Martin One-77, and that new grille from the XF, the old 'Spitfire Wing' oval shape which dates back to the E-type of the 1960s will be retired to make way for this all new sheetmetal and grille design. The new Jag will be on sale to the public from 2013.
This will be the British car-maker's first ever diesel powered sports car which will be powered by a 3.0 litre twin turbo V6, and with that lightweight aluminium body, the aggressive 3.0 litre turbodiesel will be able to reach a 100km/h in under 5 seconds with an average fuel consumption figure at 12km/l, its really the best of both worlds where fuel economy and performance are not compromised.
The body work and the interior fittings have received the largest makeover. The new styling is parallel to Jaguar's revamp of their image which started with the bold and handsome looking XF and on the interior, Jaguar promise the highest of quality with the car’s clever blend of hand-stitched leather and hi-tech materials. The TFT-screen instrument panel technology which was developed for the XJ will be fitted in the XK as well, along with the XJ’s electrical harness and system.
However, under the skin, there aren't many radical changes to be seen. Most of the undercarriage will be carried over from the existing XK like the front and rear axles, together with the adaptive suspension though everything will be retuned and refined. As for the engines, the V8 petrol engines will be similar to the current model - normally aspirated and supercharged - to add to the engine lineup alongside the diesel.