Jaguar XKR-S Convertible makes Canadian debut at Montreal International Auto Show

2012 MODEL YEAR LINE UP FOR JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER ALSO FEATURED

MONTREAL, QC, Jan. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Jaguar Land Rover Canada presents the Canadian debut of the 550 HP Jaguar XKR-S Convertible at the Montreal International Auto Show.  The high-performance sports car joins the XKR-S Coupe as the fastest and most powerful production vehicle Jaguar cars ever created and will have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $146,000.

The XKR-S Convertible embodies all the characteristics that have always defined legendary Jaguar GTs - explosive performance, precise handling, relaxed comfort and discreet luxury - while taking Jaguar into a new performance level.

Jaguar Land Rover Canada will also showcase its 2012 model year line up at the 44th Annual International Auto Show held from January 13 to 21 at the Palais de Congrès in Montreal. The 2012 Jaguar XF, XK, XJ and the XKR-S Convertible and the 2012 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, LR4 and LR2 will all be on display during the show.

2012 Jaguar XF
A sedan with the soul of a Jaguar sports car, the Jaguar XF has won accolades and enthusiastic fans across the globe for its dynamic abilities and dramatic appearance. A redesign for the 2012 Jaguar XF model range adopts the Jaguar design language introduced on the flagship Jaguar XJ sedan.

Continuing to feature dramatic 'surprise and delight' elements such 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, the XF interior also receives a comprehensive update.

Pricing:*
XF                        $59,800
XF Portfolio          $65,800
XFR                     $86,900

2012 Jaguar XK
The Jaguar XK was the first car created entirely under the aegis of Jaguar, Design Director, Ian Callum. Dramatic and purposeful, yet as sensuous as only a Jaguar can be, the 2012 Jaguar XK now receives a number of revisions that reinforce its contemporary, assertive character.

Complementing the design changes are 16 paint colors, four of which are new. A range of 10 alloy wheel designs, from 19 to 20-inches is available. The 'Black Pack' remains an option on the XKR. This package replaces exterior chrome with a gloss black finish, complemented by 20-inch gloss black alloy wheels. The package also includes body colored aerodynamic enhancements.

Pricing:*
XK Coupe                             $98,625
XK Convertible                     $105,625
XKR Coupe                          $109,125
XKR Convertible                   $116,125
XKR-S Coupe                       $139,000
XKR-S Convertible                $146,000

2012 Jaguar XJ
Revolutionary, not evolutionary, the XJ is truly a product of the 21st century and is the clearest indication yet of the singular sense of purpose behind Design Director Ian Callum's vision for the future of Jaguar.

Subtle enhancements to the cabin are now available for the 2012 Jaguar XJ range. A new Rear Comfort Pack is exclusive to the XJL Supersport flagship, and adds new standard features including rear seats that feature electric adjustment of the backrest recline angle, four-way lumbar support and a massage function. The Pack also includes new winged headrests, footrests and the ability for the front passenger seat to be stowed forward when unoccupied to increase rear seat room.

On the long-wheelbase XJL Portfolio model, a new optional 'Executive Pack' transforms the rear of the XJL into a high-speed mobile office space with the provision of fold-down business trays and an electric rear sunblind for increased privacy. The package also includes upgraded carpeting, a combination wood and leather heated steering wheel, gloss wood veneer choices and chrome mirror housings.

Two new performance packages are now available on XJ models powered by the supercharged engines: a new 'Sport & Speed Pack' is available on the 470 horsepower XJ and XJL Supercharged models, and a new 'Speed Pack' is available on the 510 horsepower XJ and XJL Supersport models.  Both packs raise the top speed to 280 km/h, up from 250 km/h, and include functional aerodynamic enhancements to the exterior.

Pricing:*
XJ                              $88,000
XJL Portfolio              $95,500
XJ Supercharged       $105,500
XJL Supercharged    $108,500
XJ Supersport            $129,000
XJL Supersport          $135,500

Range Rover
The Range Rover, the pinnacle of luxury SUVs, enters the 2012 model year with enhancements to luxury, appearance and capability. A new Silver Pack, available on the HSE with Luxury Package and on the Supercharged model, groups popular options at a significant value compared to stand alone option pricing.

The incomparable Range Rover Autobiography returns for 2012 with the all new Exterior Design Package which is exclusive to this model.

Pricing:*
HSE                  $94,330
Supercharged   $112,320
Autobiography  $138,740

Range Rover Sport
Range Rover Sport models enter the 2012 model year with subtle styling refinements, significant audio/infotainment technology upgrades and additional amenities. The Range Rover Sport is powered by a 375 hp 5.0-liter V8 or a 510 hp supercharged version, and features advanced chassis control systems, uniquely blend high-performance on-road dynamics with traditional Range Rover off-road capability, along with the brand's renowned luxury.  The new compact Smart Key fob is smaller than before yet retains all functions, including lock, unlock, tailgate release and panic alarm. Steering wheel stalks are revised for easier use and higher quality appearance.

The 2012 Range Rover Sport is available in HSE, HSE with Luxury Package, Supercharged and top-of-range Autobiography models.

Pricing:*
Range Rover Sport HSE   $73,650
Range Rover Sport HSE LUX              $77,750
Range Rover Sport Supercharged  $89,450
Range Rover Sport Autobiography  $100,650

Range Rover Evoque
The all-new Range Rover Evoque - the lightest and most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced - brings its stylish presence to North America. The Range Rover Evoque stays true to the core values of Range Rover; providing premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury, performance and Land Rover multi-terrain capability while embodied in a more compact package.

"Many prospective buyers are customers who have not considered Land Rover before, and yet are excited by the unique design, premium technologies and compact size that the Range Rover Evoque offers," said Land Rover's Global Brand Director, John Edwards.

Pricing:*
5-Door        $46,995
3-Door        $52,595

Land Rover LR4
The Land Rover LR4, a full-capability luxury SUV that deftly combines renowned off-road capability with premium on-road luxury and ride quality, gains significant audio, navigation and entertainment upgrades for the 2012 model year. Land Rover offers the LR4 with the HSE and HSE LUX upgrade packages, both of which include the 7-seat comfort package (standard on HSE LUX) that's also available for the standard LR4.

Numerous upgrades to the 2012 Land Rover LR4 standard and optional infotainment technologies connect the driver and passenger to the vehicle's capabilities more easily and effectively.

Pricing:*
LR4    $59,990
LR4 HSE   $63,790
LR4 HSE LUX   $70,790

Land Rover LR2
Upgraded interior and exterior styling give a fresh new look for the 2012 Land Rover LR2. Exterior design changes include a new optional 19 inch Diamond Turned with contrast paint alloy wheel and two new stylish colours.

Pricing:*
$44,950

* Prices exclude destination and delivery charges of $1,350 for Jaguar and $1,270 for Land Rover.

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 programs.

About Land Rover

Land Rover, the British maker of Land Rover and Range Rover sport utility vehicles, is renowned for providing its' clientele with the most luxurious and capable vehicles in the world. Every Land Rover and Range Rover is equally at home both on and off road, and in any setting; be it in the heart of the city, or traversing the countryside. Today's Land Rover lineup includes the legendary Defender, LR2 (Freelander 2), LR4 (Discovery 4), Range Rover Sport, Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque.  Land Rover designs, engineers, and manufactures their vehicles in the United Kingdom. Land Rover is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community programs.

About Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
Jaguar Land Rover is a business built around two great British car brands that are designed, engineered and manufactured in the United Kingdom. Jaguar Cars Limited, founded in 1922, is one of the world's premier manufacturers of luxury sedans and sports cars. Since 1948, Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that define "breadth of capability" in their segments.

Jaguar manufactures all their cars exclusively in the United Kingdom, at the Castle Bromwich manufacturing plant in the British Midlands. Land Rover and Range Rover models are built in the United Kingdom at the Solihull and Halewood plants. Land Rover exports to 169 countries and Jaguar exports to 63 countries, with global sales for both brands exceeding 240,000 vehicles annually. The Jaguar Land Rover business employs 16,000 people in United Kingdom, including 3,500 engineers at two product development centers.

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.


SOURCE Jaguar Land Rover Canada

For further information:

Barbara Barrett
Manager, Communications
Jaguar Land Rover Canada
613.230.2639
or
416.565.0226
bbarret7@jaguarlandrover.com

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