The Jaguar XK may not be the first vehicle you think of when considering a new or used car; however, it is a very adaptable and useful car.  The Jaguar XK is considered to be a grand tourer; that is a vehicle which is capable of being driven over long distances at high speed, comfortably.  You should be able to drive fast all day and arrive at your destination without any discomfort.


The XK is also known as the XK8 which was manufactured between 1996 and 2006.  The more recent XKR is also referred to as the XK and this was produced between 2006 and 2014.  The original XK8 was designed to replace the XJ-S and came as either a coupe or a convertible.  The first cars came with an all new V8 engine but a supercharged engine was added to the line-up in 2000, increasing the already impressive performance.  In fact, the original car was manufactured in England using parts supplied by a variety of countries around the world; including Japan and the USA; it was truly a global car!

The XKR updated this impressive vehicle, offering more power and more refinement.  It finished its’ production run in 2014 and has now been replaced with the F-Type.

Reasons to Choose One

There are many reasons why you would choose an XK as your next vehicle:

  • Affordable

The XK has been around for twenty years; this means that it is possible to find an older model as a less expensive option.  Whatever your budget, you will be able to afford to purchase one of these fantastic vehicles.  The best way to locate the right one is to talk to your local dealer.  Jaguar dealers will have some vehicles in stock and will be happy to help you locate the right one for your needs.

  • Customer Service

Jaguar has a long history of excellent customer service. If you purchase a vehicle from a Jaguar dealer you will be rewarded with the very best service.  You may even feel like royalty or a celebrity!

  • Quality

Jaguars have always been built to the highest possible standards; many parts are handcrafted and the production process is heavily supervised to ensure every car reaches the correct standard.  This means that a well looked after used model will still be an attractive, reliable, well built vehicle; better than many newer, less expensive models.

  • Performance

There are still few cars on the road which can compete with the performance of the Jaguar XK.  It was designed to be driven fast and driven for long distances.  It is, potentially, the ultimate driver’s car and is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face.

  • Style and Status

Jaguar has always been known as a firm which makes top end cars; even the older XK’s will still have sweeping curves which will attract the right attention, wherever you go.  The car is known as a premium brand and people will associate it with someone who is successful.