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'Car Of The Year' And 'Best Coupe' Awards Given To Jaguar XK
The Cat leaps for joy as it bags two of the most prestigious auto awards from Auto Express. At the 2006 Auto Express New Car Honours, Car of the Year and Best Coupe awards were given to Jaguar XK. The vehicle emerged on top of the BMW 6 Series and the Porsche 911.
Geoff Cousins, UK managing director at Jaguar Cars said, "We are delighted that Auto Express shares our view that the new Jaguar XK is very special. At the outset Jaguar's aim was to deliver a sporting Grand Tourer that on the one hand cossets the driver and on the other offers an involving and rewarding experience - the true heart and soul of a sports car. For those who have had the pleasure to experience the new XK, I am sure they will agree that we achieved just that."
Cousins added, "To win two awards from the UK's biggest selling weekly car magazine, Auto Express, is a great honour for us, but to win the top award of the evening – 'Car of the Year' – is fantastic. This is the most significant award Jaguar has ever won at this event and is testament to just how good the new XK really is."
Both awards were significantly attributed to the Pyrotechnic Deployable Bonnet System of the vehicle, which was created to meet Phase One of the new European safety legislation. The deployable bonnet will pop up instantly when pedestrian impact occurs. Said action is designed to increase space between the bonnet and the engine.
All-new Jaguar XK, launched early this year, is designed to create imprints of an exciting new route for a brand new year. The new model is engineered to improve 05 Jaguar XKR parts new cars as well as the marque's standing in the automotive world. The automaker reinforces the beauty, safety, convenience, and performance of the vehicle to make it thrilling, gorgeous and functional. Further, Jaguar parts XK8 are made more technologically advanced that ever to bring out great performance, handling and economy.
According to David Johns, editor-in-chief at Auto Express, "From the moment we first heard rumors about the new Jaguar XK we were excited. When the first pictures appeared we were hooked and early passenger rides in prototypes merely served to heighten our anticipation. It was only when we drove Coventry’s cat back to back against rivals on UK roads that we realized what an astonishing achievement this car really is. The driving experience matches your mood – soothing for a long drive home after work, invigorating for a weekend blast. What’s more it proves Britain still has the expertise, experience and ability to produce world-beaters. Ground-breaking, bold, beguiling and breathtaking, the Jaguar XK is a British sports car that we can all be proud of."
About the Author: Michelle Crimson holds a degree in business administration. She is currently working as an editor in New Orleans, Louisiana. This 32 year old mother of two is also a car racing fanatic.