The Jaguar C-X16 made its Asian debut at The New Delhi Auto Expo 2012 In January

Jaguar Land Rover brings C-X16 concept plus 2012 lineup to Toronto

As the Canadian International Auto Show opened today in Toronto, Jaguar Land Rover Canada presented the Jaguar C-X16 to our parliamentary neighbors, along with a somewhat refreshed line of offerings from the fabled manufacturer.

First revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year, the Jaguar C-X16 concept is a visionary embodiment of Jaguar's design and technological vector for the foreseeable future. The C-X16 takes the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive formula, for which the manufacturer is known, and redefines it for a new century in a performance-bred hybrid with perfectly balanced weight distribution and impeccable lineage.

Besides this glimpse of the shape of things to come, show visitors will also have the opportunity to get close up and personal with other remarkable models, such as the 2012 Jaguar XF, XK, XJ as well as the 2012 Range Rover, Sport, Evoque, and LR4 while the show runs through Feb. 26.

The 2012 Jaguar XF is a sedan possessing the soul of the jungle cat for which it is named, the most affordable Jaguar is a delightful collaboration between dynamic personality, striking appearance and an attractive price point. A minor facelift for 2012 brings the XF into the family DNA of the present day.

As someone with only a little experience on the track, driving a 2011 Jaguar XFR about the High Plains Raceway as my first track car at last year’s RMDE event was almost more than I was ready for – the XFR delivers performance that is in a word breathtaking.

The 2012 Jaguar XF comes in three trim levels starting at $59,800 and ranging to $86,900 for the XFR.

The Jaguar XK was the first car created under the incisive eye of Jaguar design director Ian Callum. One of the truest physical embodiments of the sports car’s essence to date – at least to someone who has held the classic XKE close to their heart for decades. Driving the 2010 XKR is still a treasured memory, as the model is the highbred progeny of the legendary E-type and the scintillating realization of an automotive enthusiast’s rapturous dream.

For 2012 the Jaguar XK is endowed with numerous revisions reaffirming its contemporary character and thoroughbred pedigree. Among these are a choice of 16 exteriour paint colors, 10 alloy wheel designs in either 19 or 20-inches sizes.

A 'Black Pack' option replaces exterior chrome on the XKR with a gloss black finish, along with glossy 20-inch black alloy wheels and body colored aerodynamic enhancements. Can you say XKR Stealth?

The 2012 Jaguar XK comes in three trim levels as a coupe or convertible – XK, XKR and XKR-S. The models range in price from $98,625 for the XK coupe to $146,000 for the XKR-S convertible.

The revolutionary 2012 Jaguar XJ is the epitome of the luxury executive sedan – a level of comfort, serenity and status seldom achieved in an automobile. Last summer I was privileged to drive a trio of manufacturer representatives from a hotel near Denver’s airport to a Park & Ride in Evergreen CO.


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