Vehicle Overview and History
The Jaguar line was founded by Sir William Lyons and dates back to the year 1922. However, the Jaguar XK model was not introduced to the world until 1996. The 4-seater XK was built to replace the Jaguar XJS, although it has a maximum speed of 155 mph, which is lower the top speed of the XJS. During its development, the XK was codenamed X100. The Jaguar XK is widely available to drivers in the XK convertible Coupe, XK Coupe, XKR Coupe, XKR-S Coupe, XKR-S GT Coupe model types.
During model years 1996-2002, the Jaguar XK was available to drivers in the coupe and convertible body types with a V8 engine that had a horsepower of 370 hp or 290 hp. Features for model years 1996-2002 include an all leather/walnut wood trim, alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, and self-leveling xenon lamps. In 2002, the Jaguar XK received a few minor upgrades which included enhancing the vehicles front grille, as well as its rear light clusters, and increasing the engine from a 4.0 V8 to a 4.2 V8 engine.
The 2006-2009 Jaguar XK’s monocoque body structure was built with a light-weight aluminum for both the coupe and convertible body styles. In 2010, the Jaguar XK received a facelift for model years 201. It receieved a slimmer set of headlights including LED daytime running lights and LED fitted taillights, a larger grille with small air scoops on the grille sides, a supercharged 5.0 V8 engine with 385 horsepower capabilities, and newly sculpted and designed leather sports seats. Only minor tweaks have happened since then.
When shopping around for a used Jaguar XK, you have the option of choosing from a large selection of convertibles, hatchbacks and coupe body styles. Other Jaguar XK specs and standard features of older model years include fuel efficiency; automatic transmission; 2 doors; V8 engine with a variety of horse power to choose from depending upon model year; rear-wheel drive and more.
2014 Jaguar XK Safety Ratings:
Currently, there are no available safety ratings to report to you for this vehicle because it has not been evaluated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. However, current impressive Jaguar XK safety features include: Adaptive Restraint Technology System, Rollover Protection System, and Advanced Breaking.
Noteworthy About the Jaguar XK:
- October of 2013 was a record month for Jaguar XK sales in Canada with 64% increase in sales compared to the previous year.
- The new Jaguar XK specs include: automatic transmission, Dynamic Stability Control, Active Differential, intelligent headlights which includes built in wipers, power fold mirrors with heating capabilities, front and rear parking aids, superior 10-way power-adjustable heated seating, surround sound audio systems, GPS Navigation System and more.
The bottom line is that if you’re looking for a fuel-efficient, sporty luxurious muscle car, then this is your car.