Jaguar XKR-S Convertible and XKR-S Coupé debut

17 December 2011

Two significant new Jaguars have made their debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the XKR-S Convertible and XKR-S Coupé.

The XKR-S Convertible made its global debut at the Show. Unveiled by Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars, it’s the fastest and most powerful convertible Jaguar has ever created – capable of accelerating from rest to 100mph in just 8.7-seconds before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 186mph.

The XKR-S Convertible joins the XKR-S Coupé as the most focussed vehicle in the Jaguar range. In the US market, buyers have begun to take delivery the 2012 model year allocation car is already sold out.

On unveiling the car Adrian Hallmark commented:’The new XKR-S Convertible represents the pinnacle of performance and glamour in motoring, there is nothing as liberating as experiencing life from behind the wheel of an open-topped Jaguar and the new XKR-S Convertible takes the Jaguar GT experience to new heights.’

Making its North American debut was the C-X16 Production Concept – specially finished in Neutron White pearlescent paint for the Show. Equipped with a powerful Hybrid system complete with a ‘push to pass’ system linked to a 3.0-litre V6 engine, the C-X16 mixes performance with efficiency to create a forward looking, thoroughly modern sports car that marks an evolution of the Jaguar design language.

Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar Cars, commented:’I’m proud that the C-X16 and XKR-S Convertible have received such a positive response here in LA – they both represent an exciting new era for Jaguar design.’

Claudia Tallone