The 2008 Model Year Jaguar S-TYPE features exterior and interior design revisions as well as a number of new features both standard and optional.
The S-TYPE continues to be respected and admired by customers throughout the world. At an emotional level, S-TYPE owners are attracted by its spirit of individuality, iconic design and sporting performance. But there are also a host of rational reasons why buying an S-TYPE makes sense. A range of four engines – from the acclaimed twin-turbo V6 Jaguar diesel engine that offers outstanding performance alongside superb fuel economy, through to the mighty 4.2-litre supercharged V8 – and the availability of manual and automatic transmissions gives S-TYPE customers a choice of rewarding powertrains. Every S-TYPE has an impressive equipment specification, including many of Jaguar’s latest technical features, and of course craftsmanship and quality are high on the list of attributes.
For the 2008 Model Year, all S-TYPEs gain the sporting S-TYPE R bumper and mesh grille. The new look at the front is both contemporary and more dynamic, giving every model a more poised and powerful appearance. An upgraded range of beautiful alloy wheels adds to the sporting appearance of the 2008 Model Year cars. A multi-spoke 17-inch Antares wheel is now standard on the least expensive models, while all SE versions now feature the 18-inch Triton alloy wheel. In the UK a new XS model with a dynamic new bodykit, Sport interior and 18-inch Mercury wheels replaces the existing S-TYPE Sport model. At the top-of-the-range, the S-TYPE R now comes with a stunning 19-inch wheel – the Barcelona – as standard in a majority of markets.
The S-TYPE’s interior is also upgraded, with the introduction of multi-function seats with non-perforated leather instead of the previous Classic seat for all SE and XS models. The entry-level cars now come with a leather-trimmed steering wheel as standard, while a new Satin Mahogany veneer is available as an option across the range. Choice is further extended with the availability of a beautiful new Ivory and Charcoal leather color combination for SE models.
With technical excellence and innovation very much part of the S-TYPE’s appeal, Rear Park Assist has become standard on all models.
Source: Jaguar press