Jaguar to Abandon Oval Grille

Jaguar to Abandon Oval Grille

According to Jaguar design director Ian Callum, the XK will be the brand’s last model to feature its signature oval grille.

Future models from Jaguar will now sport a trapezoidal-shaped grille, similar to the one found on the British automaker’s F-Type sports car. And speaking of the XK, Callum confirmed that the brand is looking closely at the model to determine its future, mentioning that ” a direction change is a valid question.” With the F-Type now in Jaguar’s lineup, the XK “will have a different job to do,” according to Callum.

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Previous rumors suggest that the XK will go upmarket as a larger and more luxurious GT model so that the F-Type can sit as the brand’s sporty offering. Callum also elaborated that the oval grille was under consideration for the F-Type, but the design director wanted the model to represent a new era for the brand. As a result, the F-Type’s grille was inspired by the original Jaguar XJ.

GALLERY: 2013 Jaguar XK Touring


[Source: Autocar]

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