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The latest lighting technology has allowed the front headlamps to be
made slimmer and at the same time incorporate LED turn signal functions and
running lights with a distinctive 'J-Blade' signature. Combined with a larger
grille and new bumper design, this gives the XKR Coupe instant recognition.
Unmistakably a Jaguar, each model in the range gains unique styling attributes
that distinguish it from its siblings. Chrome mesh grilles on the 2012 Jaguar XK
are replaced with black detailing on the XKR version.
The power vent on
the front fender has been altered from a vertical to horizontal design with a
mesh insert. The rear decklid has been revised with a slimmer chrome trim, which
allows the car to be graced by the famous Jaguar 'leaper'.
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 Coupe. This package replaces exterior chrome with a
gloss black finish, complemented by 20-inch gloss black alloy wheels. On the XKR
Coupe, the package also includes body colored aerodynamic enhancements.
2012 Jaguar XKR Coupe's Interior
The dual nature of the Jaguar XKR
Coupe is apparent from the moment the driver enters the cabin. Luxurious and
cocooning, the sporting potential is apparent from the moment the Start button
pulses red. Pressing it fires the engine into life with a deep, musical
reverberation and the JaguarDrive Selector rises from the center console as a
point of first contact to begin the process of bonding driver with machine.
In the latest XKR Coupe, the cabin has been refreshed with new trim
materials including ebony soft-feel paint for the switches, gloss black finish
to the center console and phosphor blue halo illumination and ambient lighting.
New veneers, color combinations and headliner options allow owners to create a
cabin ambience precisely matching their requirements.
leather-wrapped, multi-function heated steering wheel has also been added,
providing a tactile interface between car and driver, complemented on the XKR-S
by 'Jaguar' embossed stainless steel pedals, which are optional on other models.
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