Jaguar is adding a new base model to its XK model lineup, pricing the 2013 XK Touring at $79,875 making it a tad bit easier to get yourself in one of the British automaker’s sporty coupes.
The addition of the XK Touring model brings the starting MSRP of the XK lineup down by almost $5,000. Those seeking a convertible option will be pleased to hear that the XK Touring Convertible starts at $86,375 – around $5,000 less than the next XK Convertible model in the lineup.
So what did the British automaker do to lower the entry price to its XK? It removed the customization from the vehicles, making them single-spec models, limiting the customer to choices of interior and exterior colors. But don’t think for a minute that you’ll get some bare-bones Jaguar; the XK Touring is powered by the same 5.0-liter V8 with 385-hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. The exterior features an Aero Pack and 19-inch wheels, while the interior is full leather, Satin Rosewood veneers, heated front seats, a 525-watt stereo system, reverse camera, parking sensors, and a multifunction steering wheel.
The higher up XK models remain unchanged, with the coupe pricing starting at $85,375 and the convertible at $91,375. Jaguar did add a new Portfolio Pack option, which includes chrome detailing to the exterior, additional color options for the interior, 16-way adjustable seats, and bespoke walnut or aluminum trim.
Pricing for the 2013 XKR will start at $98,375 (Portfolio Pack also available), while the XKR Convertible will be priced from $104,375. Lastly, the limited-to-100 unit XKR-S Coupe and XKR-S Convertible will be back for another year. $132,875 will be the asking price for the coupe, while the convertible will need $138,875 to get you behind the wheel. The XKR-S packs 550-hp and 502 lb-ft of torque.
All prices include an $875 destination charge.