Jaguar Ends Production on XK Flagship Sports Car
To make room for new models, Jaguar has ceased production on all variants of the popular XK flagship sports car. The XK has sold around 54,000 during its eight years on the market, and while sales have shrunk considerably in the GT segment, Jaguar has said that it is stopping production as part of a wider vision for the brand and future products. First up on the brand's agenda is the production of the XE, the first model to be built at the all-new Solihull plant and is expected to hit showroom floors early next year. Already on the market, the Jaguar F-Type Roadster and Coupe satisfy customers seeking a luxury sports car, which helps to open up capacity to build the new models based off the iQ aluminum platform. Following the XE, Jaguar will build a production version of the C-X17 SUV concept that debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, along with replacements for the XF an XJ. As of right now, there are no plans for an XF replacement, but we may see one in the future. A flagship sports car is still something Jaguar would like to pursue, but wants to get its foundation set and strengthen its core model lineup before that happens. Source: Auto Express UK
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