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The British based automaker Jaguar is planning to axe the current XK in order to focus on newer models such as the XE, which will become a rival for the 3-Series, C-Class and A4.

Jaguar is planning to put a stop on the XK production as the last units to roll off the assembly line this summer. The announcement hasn’t been made official just yet, but according to a report published by the guys at Autocar, the current Jaguar XK will be axed in just a few months, as the company will focus on developing the future XE, along with the selling of the impressive F-Type.

According to our source, since the Jaguar F-Type has been introduced, sales of the XK have dropped by approximately 4,000 units annually, so the production stop of this model is well justified. The Jaguar XK has been unveiled back in 2005, during the Frankfurt Motor Show, as the model in question has been inspired from a couple of Aston Martin vehicles. The Standard XK could get a top speed of 158 mph, while the XKR could have reached 174 mph. The XKR-S was unveiled a couple of years ago, in Geneva. This had an extra 40 HP over the XKR.