Jaguar is allegedly planning to replace the XK with a larger XJ Coupe but it won't come out until at least 2017.

Jaguar is allegedly planning to replace the XK with a larger XJ Coupe but it won't come out until at least 2017.

The aging XK will be phased out this summer so naturally Jaguar is working on a model to fill in the void. Auto Express is reporting a replacement will not wear the XK badge as it seems they plan a larger and more upscale XJ Coupe to compete with the big boys in this class such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Bentley Continental GT.

It will actually be a 2+2 grand tourer riding on a stretched platform of the F-Type and will be powered by several supercharged V6 and V8 gasoline engines. Rather than looking like an oversized F-Type, it will essentially be a two-door coupe derivative of the XJ with a larger front grille, chromed front air intakes and horizontal headlights.

Jaguar has a lot on its plate right now as they are planning to introduce the XE small sedan slated for a mid-2015 market release, followed in early 2016 by an SUV previewed by the C-X17 concept, as well as coupe and estate derivatives of the XE. As a consequence, don't expect the XJ Coupe to be launched sooner than 2017.

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