Jaguar Announces New XK-S Limited Edition Model
2009 Jaguar XK-S
17th March, 2009
Jaguar has made an impressive start to 2009, with new vehicle
sales up by 22% on a year on year basis. Jaguar is one of only a few automotive brands to record sales
growth in 2009, and to capitalise on this achievement, a new XK limited edition model, the XK-S, will be
launched this month.
Like every Jaguar to carry the XK badge, the XK-S is all about performance with style - plus a large
helping of individuality. The XK-S offers its own spin on the 4.2 litre V8 XK in coupe form.
The car offers a host of additional extras beyond the XK's already impressive specification at no extra
cost. In true Jaguar tradition, every XK-S will be a highly desirable car with an impressive price tag.
The XK-S customer will benefit from dramatic 20-inch Senta alloy wheels, luxury sports interior (including
soft grain leather and 16 x 16 way seats), a sporty brushed aluminium gear knob and bright finish pedals plus
distinctive body enhancements: new front and rear valence panels, chrome-finished side vents and bright
finish upper and lower front mesh grilles, special tailpipe finishers and appliqués on both sides of the car.
All vehicles will carry exclusive "S" badging. These additional features have a retail value of approx.
$25,000 at no additional charge to the customer.
To emphasise the exclusive nature of the XK-S model, there will only be 9 cars in total produced for the
Australian market. Chris Lidis, General Manager, Jaguar Australia, commented: "We are very pleased to be able
to offer Jaguar customers the XK-S. The specification is quite unique, and very exclusive. It combines
outstanding performance and dramatic beauty with individual touches of craftsmanship and equipment that lift
it to another level".
Jaguar's advanced all aluminium construction makes the XK and XK-S the lightest yet strongest car in it's
class; CATS Computer Active Technology Suspension underpins it's perfect balance of control and agility with
comfort and refinement; it's six speed automatic transmission is recognised as one of the world's best, and
it is powered by an acclaimed engine - the 219 kW 4.2-litre AJ-V8.
Available to order now, the XK-S is available in 3 colours - Indigo blue, Ultimate Black, Liquid Silver, and
with a choice of Caramel or Warm Charcoal interior. The XK-S will carry a recommended retail price (RRP) of
- Luxury Sport interior
- 20" Senta alloy wheels
- Front and rear valences with exclusive "S" badge
- Side appliqués
- Upper and Lower Mesh Grille - Bright Finish
- Exhaust Tailpipe Finishers
- Chrome Finish Side Vents
- Pedals - bright finish
- Brushed Aluminium Gear Knob