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ANOTHER hint at a reborn XK

 
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:49 AM
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Cool ANOTHER hint at a reborn XK

We've all heard it before, and we've all been let down before.....
But here's this now:

Reborn XK

Yeah, if it's a body-familiar F-Type that's merely stretched to accommodate two small seats, I don't want it. I'm not a huge fan of the F-Type front end, although it isn't HORRIBLE, but that's NOT what an XK should be regardless.
 
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Originally Posted by Cee Jay View Post
...I'm not a huge fan of the F-Type front end, although it isn't HORRIBLE, but that's NOT what an XK should be regardless.
I am more of "not a fan of the rear end" on the F Type.
 
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It will never happen. The sales projections are just not there for this type of car in the current market environment.
 
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So the article says 2021 at the earliest for such a car. Add another 7 years, or so, for trickle down into the affordable used car market, and I'm looking at around 2030 for such a possibility in my garage... if I still have a garage at that point in my life... if I still have a life...
Time to get the car out of winter hibernation, and just enjoy what I've got... right now!
 
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(Note that the linked article dates back to May 2018)

In the USA the overall new auto sales market is over 17,000,000 vehicles per year. A new XK would cost at least $100K and compete in the luxury-sport 2+2 niche, which is currently dominated by the Porsche 911 with about 9,000 sold per year. Other competitors, like the Mercedes SL (c.2,500) and AMG GT (c.1,500), and Maserati GranTurismo (c.1,000) sell a fraction of that volume. Other than the 911 a new XK's biggest competition would ultimately be the F-Type, which sells at about 2,500 per year here. I find it hard to imagine that Jaguar would invest in a brand new model that would sell in very modest numbers while also cannibalizing sales from the F-Type.
 
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The F-type Coupe in all black gives me a chubby
 
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Originally Posted by tractioninc View Post
(Note that the linked article dates back to May 2018)

In the USA the overall new auto sales market is over 17,000,000 vehicles per year. A new XK would cost at least $100K and compete in the luxury-sport 2+2 niche, which is currently dominated by the Porsche 911 with about 9,000 sold per year. Other competitors, like the Mercedes SL (c.2,500) and AMG GT (c.1,500), and Maserati GranTurismo (c.1,000) sell a fraction of that volume. Other than the 911 a new XK's biggest competition would ultimately be the F-Type, which sells at about 2,500 per year here. I find it hard to imagine that Jaguar would invest in a brand new model that would sell in very modest numbers while also cannibalizing sales from the F-Type.
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I am more of "not a fan of the rear end" on the F Type.
Sacrilege and blasphemy. You are off my Christmas List permanently.
 
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Originally Posted by tractioninc View Post
(Note that the linked article dates back to May 2018)...................
I was using my phone to read it, and I couldn't find the date or I wouldn't even have bothered to post it.
 
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Sacrilege and blasphemy. You are off my Christmas List permanently.
That sharp edge at the end of the tailgate just looks weird to me visually. The F Type is growing on me, but I prefer the larger XK as it seems more sleek due to the length.

It's still a very nice looking car overall and an outstanding performer to be sure!
 
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The f type is a fresh look to the jaguar brand can't believe there are so many jag owners hating on it
 
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That sharp edge at the end of the tailgate just looks weird to me visually. The F Type is growing on me, but I prefer the larger XK as it seems more sleek due to the length.

It's still a very nice looking car overall and an outstanding performer to be sure!
Agreed on the sharp edges and tailgate. The F Type SVR is really nice looking and I wouldn't mind that one in the garage.
 
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I hope Jaguar brings back the XK.

Today, I test drove a F Type convertible. Pretty car but overall I was not impressed. The build quality is just OK. I'm just 6 foot and the interior is just too small for my taste. Yes, it was very quick. The car I tested was a V8 but the ride didn't feel very solid. I felt like I was bouncing all over the road and the road was fairly smooth. To sum it up the car reminds me of a go cart on steroids. For me, I'll pass on this one and wait a year to pick up a 2012 and up XKR. That is unless I win the lottery then it's a XKR-S.
 

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Originally Posted by steve_k_xk View Post
The f type is a fresh look to the jaguar brand can't believe there are so many jag owners hating on it
Agree. I love the lines on the F and I love the interior. It's a great looking car IMO. The one thing about it which is relative to your fresh look comment is, to quote my wife, "It doesn't look like a Jaguar". I tend to agree but that's ok, it looks great. I still prefer the look of the XK but its personal opinion and I prefer the larger car. I still wouldn't mind having an F in the garage someday.

Back on topic, I also agree the new XK will not materialize. Especially from a company that is having the sales issues JLR is having. But what do I know.
 
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Originally Posted by steve_k_xk View Post
The f type is a fresh look to the jaguar brand can't believe there are so many jag owners hating on it
It's less hate than just liking it and not loving absolutely every bit of the car. I love my X100, but there's aspect I don't like, same with the X150. You can absolutely love items you see flaws in .

I bet money I will own a F Type R at one point; far from hate!
 
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I don't see the 'concept XK' pic in the linked article, only pics of a XKR-S that always looks like a catfish to me in the front (i.e. not attractive). Even the front fascia of the regular XK/XKR's I find too 'Ford Focus-like' but not bad depending on the color. The F-Type just looks too beefy to me all around, not 'Jaguar-sleek' enough (that description goes to the X100 and the E-Type).

Having said all that, being Jaguar-less for a few months now, I'm looking for a 5.0 XKR maybe next year, either gray or IRR with light interior. I need the trunk space of an X150 for my golf clubs and stuff.
 
 
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