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JAGUAR ARRIVES INTO THE CAPITAL CITY FOR 2013 WASHINGTON AUTO SHOW

(WASHINGTON, DC) – February 1, 2013 - (Virtual Press Office) -- Jaguar will showcase a selection of vehicles at the Washington Auto Show held from February 1 to 10, 2013

2013 models include the Jaguar F-TYPE, XF, XK and XJ (Please note – not all models may be on display at this show).

The Jaguar F-TYPE

The new Jaguar F-TYPE represents a return to the company's heart: a two-seat, convertible sports car focused on performance, agility and driver involvement. The F-TYPE is a continuation of a sporting bloodline that stretches back more than 75 years and encompasses some of the most beautiful, thrilling and desirable sports cars ever built. Joining the XK convertible and coupe models, the new F-TYPE provides Jaguar with a broader line of sports and GT models.

The 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE combines low vehicle weight (starting at 3,521 pounds), high power (340hp, 380hp and 495hp versions) and superb aerodynamics to achieve a pure sports car experience, yet with Jaguar elegance and luxury.

The F-TYPE asymmetric cabin layout reflects the sharp focus on the driver. The aim was to create an enveloping cockpit for the driver with all the controls placed naturally to hand and logically grouped, allowing maximum attention on the driving experience.

F-TYPE Highlights:

  • The F-TYPE is an all-new two-seat Jaguar soft-top convertible sports car
  • Front-engine, lightweight aluminum architecture and rear-wheel drive, the F-TYPE is engineered to be a true high-performance sports car
  • Three models will be available – F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and the F-TYPE V8 S, powered respectively by the new Jaguar supercharged 3-liter V6 engine in 340hp and 380hp outputs and a 495hp 5-liter supercharged V8
  • The convertible top folds in 12 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph
  • Constructed on the fourth generation of Jaguar lightweight aluminum architecture. Torsional and lateral stiffness have been prioritized to maximize handling agility
  • The F-TYPE introduces a new sports car design language for Jaguar, with bold, clean lines accented by the discreet use of technology, including a deployable rear spoiler and hidden door handles
  • Exciting performance, with 0-to-60 in 5.1 seconds for the F-TYPE, 4.8 for the S model and 4.2 for the V8 S. The V8 S has a top track speed of 186 mph3
  • All engines drive through an eight-speed 'Quickshift' automatic transmission, with a center console-mounted SportShift gear selector and steering wheel-mounted paddles for full manual control
  • Available Configurable Dynamics program allows the driver to tailor a number of the dynamic features to personal taste and includes displays for lap timer and G-meter functions3, 5
  • Driver-focused interior melds classic sports car feel with high-tech controls
  • Jaguar F-TYPE to arrive in U.S. market in summer 2013

2013 Jaguar XF Sedan

The Jaguar XF embodies the brand's long sport sedan heritage, which began with the original Jaguar Mk. II sedan in 1959. The XF received a major design revision for 2012, which more closely aligned it with the new-generation XJ design. For 2013, the XF introduces two new forced-induction powertrains, a new ZF® eight-speed automatic transmission and the new Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™ system2. The XF includes such Jaguar signature "surprise and delight" elements as the JaguarDrive Selector™ that rises from the center console and air vents that rotate to their open position when the start button is pressed.

XF Sedan Highlights:

  • The Jaguar XF receives significant powertrain additions for 2013 offering more choices and enhanced fuel efficiency while delivering traditional Jaguar performance character
  • New 240-horsepower 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine returning 29 highway mpg and offering a more accessible price point
  • New available 340-horsepower supercharged 3-liter V6 replaces naturally aspirated 5-liter V8 and returns 28 highway mpg1
  • All-new Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™ system introduced in conjunction with the new V6 Supercharged engine2
  • New Auto Stop/Start system in supercharged V6 and V8 models for better fuel efficiency
  • New ZF® eight-speed automatic transmission for all models
  • New optional Speed Pack for XFR includes suspension and aerodynamic enhancements and unlocks a higher top speed capability (from 155 mph to 174 mph3)
  • New premium audio systems by Meridian™, the renowned British maker of high-end home audio components and speakers
  • Upgraded navigation and infotainment system

2013 Jaguar XJ Sedan

The Jaguar flagship sedan, the XJ entered a new generation for the 2011 model year. Its coupe-inspired design exemplifies the new look of Jaguar, while advanced aluminum construction makes the XJ a highly spirited and agile driver's car.

A standard new 3-liter 340hp supercharged V6 engine and available Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™2 debut for 2013, while the 5-liter V8 continues in naturally aspirated 385hp and supercharged 470hp and 510hp forms. All XJ engines come teamed to a new XF eight-speed automatic transmission for 2013.

The XJ model line for 2013 includes standard and long-wheelbase (XJL) versions, the latter offering

44.1-inches of rear seat legroom, 5.2-inches more than in the standard-wheelbase model. The XJ interior is the most luxurious ever offered in a Jaguar, blending in-demand infotainment technology with a wide choice of leather and wood finishes. The long-wheelbase XJL models offer option packages that heighten luxury for the rear cabin and facilitate mobile office capability.

A very limited-production (30 units for the U.S. for 2013) XJL Ultimate model combines the performance of the 510hp XJ Supersport drivetrain with a two-seat rear cabin outfitted like a bespoke luxury private jet.

XJ Sedan Highlights:

  • The XJ is the flagship sedan for Jaguar with innovative aluminum construction for agility, efficiency and refinement
  • Available in standard-wheelbase XJ and long-wheelbase XJL versions
  • New 340-horsepower supercharged 3-liter V6 becomes fourth XJ engine option
  • All-new Instinctive All-Wheel Drive™ system is introduced2
  • New ZF® eight-speed automatic transmission for all models
  • New engine Auto Stop/Start system for better fuel efficiency
  • New flagship model, XJL Ultimate, with just 30 available in U.S., is one of the most exclusive Jaguars ever built
  • New optional Speed Pack for XJ Supersport and Sport & Speed Pack for XJ Supercharged add functional aerodynamic enhancements and exclusive exterior and interior features and unlock higher top speed capability (from 155 mph to 174 mph)3
  • New premium audio systems by Meridian™, the renowned British maker of high-end home audio components and speakers
  • Upgraded navigation and infotainment system

2013 Jaguar XK Coupe and Convertible

The first car created under the leadership of Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum, the XK Coupe and Convertible models typify the Jaguar grand touring performance persona in an ultra-modern sporting car with advanced aluminum construction.

Having received major design and luxury revisions for model-year 2012, the Jaguar XK expands its offerings for 2013. The XK line now starts at $79,000 (MSRP)4 with a new Touring model in Coupe and Convertible versions, and tops out with the limited-production, 186 mph XKR-S. Just 100 XKR-S Coupes and 100 XKR-S Convertibles will be offered in the U.S. for the 2013 model year.

The Jaguar XK models blend the brand's performance-tuned driving character with superb luxury akin to grand touring cars that cost much more. As an example, all models come standard with the Active Dynamics variable suspension damping along with standard 19-or 20-inch wheels. A choice among 16 paint colors, 10 alloy wheel designs and seven convertible top colors illustrates the range of personal expression the Jaguar XK line offers.

XK Coupe and Convertible Highlights:

  • The Jaguar 2+2 grand Touring Coupe and Convertible, with aluminum construction and 5-liter V8 engines ranging from 385hp to 550hp
  • New XK Touring trim level offered
  • New Portfolio Pack for XK and XKR models add special features and finishes
  • Limited-production XKR-S returns with 100 Coupes and 100 Convertibles available for the U.S. market for 2013
  • New standard 20-inch wheels on XK Coupe and Convertible
  • Dynamic Pack now offered on both XKR Coupe and Convertible, offers XKR-S suspension tuning

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About Jaguar
Jaguar Cars Limited is a premier manufacturer of luxury sedans and sports cars offering unparalleled design with tremendous performance. The company's vision throughout its storied history has been simple: To produce beautiful, fast cars that are desired the world over. Jaguar strives to provide a world class ownership experience to every owner. Today's Jaguar lineup consists of the XJ luxury sedan, XF sports sedan and the XK coupe and convertible sports cars. Jaguar designs, engineers and manufactures exclusively in the United Kingdom, at the Castle Bromwich manufacturing plant in the British Midlands. Jaguar is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community progra ms. For more information visit the official Jaguar website at http://www.jaguarusa.com.

About Jaguar Land Rover

  • Jaguar Land Rover is the UK's largest automotive manufacturing business built around two iconic British car brands with a rich heritage and powerful consumer appeal and loyalty. Additionally, Jaguar Land Rover is at the centre of the UK automotive industry's drive to deliver technical innovation in all areas of vehicle development.
  • As the UK's largest automotive employer, JLR has a world class team of nearly 25,000 people.
  • In the 2011/12 fiscal year, JLR achieved record profits of £1.5 billion, an increase of £392m when compared to the previous year.
  • Jaguar Land Rover is the largest investor in automotive R&D and engineering in the UK.
  • Jaguar Land Rover has two state of the art engineering and design facilities and three advanced manufacturing plants in the UK.
  • Headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey in the United States, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC has offices across the USA and Canada and is represented by more than 330 retail outlets.

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1 EPA estimates.  Actual mileage may vary. Figures listed are TBD.

2 These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc.  Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving

3 Always obey local speed limits

4 Price shown is MSRP. Includes destination. Excludes, tax, title, license, retailer fees and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicles availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar retailer for details

5 These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc.  Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving.  Please consult owner's manual or your local authorized retailer for more details.

Contact:

Wayne York Kung
Product Communications Manager
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
201.760.8591
wkung@jaguarlandrover.com

Leah Watkins-Hall
Corporate, Brand & Interactive Communications Manager
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
201.760.8578
lwatki40@jaguarlandrover.com  

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