The Jaguar XK coupe left Jaguar’s lineup in 2014, but there’s a new report that it is coming back, but this time it might be quite a bit different. The latest report claims that the next XK will transform into a four-door coupe that will be based on the same platform as the next-generation F-Type.
According to Autocar, the new XK will be part of a new family of Jaguar sports cars, but it won’t arrive until around 2021. Hanno Kirner, the head of product strategy at Jaguar Land Rover, recently hinted at a four-door coupe in an interview with Autocar. “The F-Type has been a huge success,” he said. “We love sports cars – and I use the plural quite deliberately. Whether that is delivered by a body variant or something else remains to be seen, but for now let’s just say that the body type is very important for us.”
Ian Callum, Jaguar’s head of design also recently shared his desire to bring back the XK and last year he even hinted that work had begun on a new XK. “I want a two-seater [the F-Type] and a 2+2. We’re working on something now. There’s nothing approved, but we instigate in design.”
It’s expected that the XK will arrive shortly after the new F-Type, which is due in 2019.