The Jaguar XKR and XFR UK Debut

The Jaguar XKR

The Jaguar XKR

Jaguar will showcase the new Jaguar XFR and Jaguar XKR in the heart of Canary Wharf at the 2009 London Motorexpo. Between 8th - 14rh June 2009, this bespoke motor show promises to attract more than 350,000 visitors, making it an ideal venue for the UK debut of Jaguar's range-topping models.

Jaguar will also display the recently launched Jaguar XF Diesel S - What Diesel magazine's 'Best Executive Car' for 2009 - featuring a high performance, 3.0-litre diesel engine. This new car is 1.8 seconds quicker than the outgoing 2.7-litre it replaces while producing 10 per cent less CO2 with an improved average fuel consumption of 42.0mpg - a 12 per cent improvement.

The new Jaguar XFR is powered by the all-new supercharged 5.0-litre which reaches 60mph from standstill in just 4.7 seconds. Distinguished by a unique exterior and interior, this ultimate sports saloon delivers a massive 510 horsepower and has Active Differential Control and Adaptive Dynamics suspension to make sure the driver can use it.

The new Jaguar XKR features a 5.0-litre supercharged engine propelling it to 60mph in just 4.6 seconds. The Jaguar XK features a 5.0-litre naturally aspirated engine delivering 385PS and 515Nm of torque propelling it to 60mph in just 5.2 seconds.

With interior enhancements, advanced lightweight aluminium body structure and a wider range of models, the new Jaguar XKR builds on 60 years of legendary performance to deliver the best of everything Jaguar.

Geoff Cousins, UK Managing Director of Jaguar Cars, said: "The XFR and XKR have been critically acclaimed by the UK's motoring media since launch, both for their beautiful design and exceptional driving dynamics. London's Motorexpo allows us to reach an incredibly desirable audience and with research showing that 85 per cent of visitors to the show don't attend any other motoring event, it is important for Jaguar to have a presence."

Graeme Carver, Motorexpo managing director said: "The 2010 XFR and XKR epitomise Jaguar's ethos for delivering beautiful, fast cars and Motorexpo is the perfect platform for the debut of such vehicles given our superb urban location. Unlike other motoring events, the 2009 Motorexpo is completely free for the public to attend and we look forward to welcoming our biggest ever crowds to Canary Wharf this summer!"

The Jaguar XF has won more than 20 international accolades since its launch, including What Car? 'Car of the Year', Auto Express 'Car of the Year' and Top Gear 'Limo of the Year'. More recently, the Jaguar XF was voted 'Britain's Best Car' in the Auto Express Driver Power Survey for 2009 which recognised the combination of luxury, comfort and driving dynamics for the owner.

When first launched in 2006, the Jaguar XK was voted Top Gear's 'Car of the Year', and since then both the Jaguar XK and Jaguar XKR have picked up a number of significant accolades, including What Car? magazine's 'Best Coupe' for 2008.

The Jaguar XFR is priced at £59,900 while the Jaguar XKR Coupe is priced from £72,400. All models are available to order now.

Published 11 May 2009 Staff

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