New 2012 Jagaur XK revealed

Following a similar update to the XF this month and the launch of the third model in the Jaguar range, the XJ luxury saloon, last year, the XK is the latest to be given a styling overhaul for the 2012 model year.

The new model will be available from £65,000 for coupe versions when it arrives in the UK in September and a convertible option will add £6,000 to the price.

Changes to the XK, which was introduced in 2006, include a refreshed interior and styling taken from the performance XKR launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year.

This includes new slimmer headlamps at the front, mirroring those used on the new 2012 XF. The headlamps include LED daytime running lights.

The rear lamps use LED as well, and a thinner chrome strip across the rear boasts a Jaguar ‘leaper’ badge for the first time.

The larger grille has also been taken from the new XF and is framed in chrome. Air scoops either side of the grille have been added and they have a practical use; their positioning allows air to flow in and cool the brakes.

Along the flanks, the biggest change comes in the form of a new horizontal vent topped off with a chrome blade to give the car a lower, sportier feel.

The engine choices remain unchanged, however. The 5.0-litre V8 is the entry-level option and delivers over 380bhp and 380Nm of torque.

A supercharged, 500bhp version is available for the Coupe and Convertible, which is tweaked to offer 550bhp with the supercharged Jaguar XKR-S.

Prices for the new 2012 Jaguar XK Coupe start from £65,000. The Jaguar XK Convertible starts from £71,000 and the XKR-S will be priced at £97,000 from September.