Jaguar XK Named Best Convertible of 2007

by : Rain Stockton

Jaguar Canada has recently been the recipient of a National Readers Choice Award for the Jaguar XK, which was named as the AutoNerve Magazine "Best Convertible of 2007."

The 2007 XK-Series is a 2-door, 4-passenger luxury sports coupe, or luxury convertible, available in 4 trims, ranging from the XK Coupe to the XKR Convertible.

Redesigned for 2007, the Jaguar XK has been engineered above and beyond the high expectations that all Jaguar sports car fans have for these magnificent beasts.

All its , from its advanced aluminum chassis to its sophisticated transmission and exquisite interior has been designed in pursuit of a luxurious, advanced and stunning new Jaguar. The 2007 Jaguar XK allowed Jaguar to emerge as a world leader in Lightweight Vehicle Technology while retaining its reputation for beautifully designed and crafted cars.

Upon introduction, the XK Coupe is equipped with a standard 4.2-liter, V8, 300-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway. The XKR Convertible is equipped with a standard 4.2-liter, V8, 420-horsepower, supercharged engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.

"We are very pleased that AutoNerve readers recognized the Jaguar XK as the best among all convertibles," said Gary Moyer, president of Jaguar Canada. "We have always known that the XK represents the very best in automotive engineering and design and it's great that national readers and customers agree."

Readers were invited to vote for the best model in nine categories via ballot published in AutoNerve Magazine, in Chinese newspapers nationwide, on the web, as well as at the Vancouver Auto Show.

"The upcoming summer season has us dreaming of a long drive on a beautiful sunny day, " said Moyer, "What better way to enjoy the weather than in a beautiful Jaguar XK convertible?"

The 2007 Jaguar XK, offered in both coupe and convertible is a representation of how Jaguar's sports cars offer cutting-edge technology to match their unparalleled appearance. Manufacturer's suggested retail price for the coupe version is $103,000 (CAD) and the 2007 XK Convertible is $113,000 (CAD).