2012 is Going to Be a Good One – New Jaguar Lineup

“The new 2012 Jaguar range is our finest yet. Every one of our models fully embodies the brand ideals – innovation, bold design, and effortless high performance. Our designers and engineers strive continuously to keep Jaguar ahead of the competition – creating cars that stand apart from mainstream premium offerings, while remaining accessible to an ever wider spectrum of customers.”
- Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar  Cars

The 2012 Jaguar model range, which includes the Jaguar XF sedan, the Jaguar XK sports coupe and convertible, and the flagship Jaguar XJ sedan debuted at the 2011 New York Auto Show. Substantial changes and improvements across the range bring performance and refinement to new levels, while design enhancements strengthen the contemporary appeal of Jaguar’s line-up. Jaguar Orlando cannot wait to bring more Jaguar innovation to Central Florida.

The Jaguar XF, which has won awards around the world for both its performance and styling, receives restyled front and rear bodywork, continuing the evolution of the Jaguar design language seen on the flagship Jaguar XJ. The supercharged 510-horsepower Jaguar XFR now features dramatic design enhancements that will signal the performance available within this potent sedan.

The 2012 Jaguar XK range receives elegant styling changes, while further personalization can be made to both the car’s performance and styling through a series of options packages. New interior options will allow the discerning driver to emphasize both the luxury and performance aspects of the XK model’s nature. A thrilling new pinnacle model, the 550 horsepower XKR-S coupe, is capable of 186mph and 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds.

Introduced in 2010, the flagship Jaguar XJ luxury sedan receives enhancements to the interior and to the options lists. A new Rear Seat Comfort package on the top-of-the line XJL Supersport includes electric recline, lumbar adjustment and massage functions.

These three cars are the result of a design and technology revolution at Jaguar, led by award-winning Design Director Ian Callum, the architect of the company’s future success:

“The world has been introduced to an entirely new generation of Jaguar cars in the past few years. With the new product range, today’s Jaguar is at full-strength for the first time. The 2012 XK, XF and XJ are design-led products that break new boundaries. We believe our cars resonate with customers on an emotional level and that’s reflected both in the way they drive and the way they look.”

The 2012 Jaguar XF Sedan

• Design changes bring the Jaguar XF’s exterior in-line with the Jaguar XJ flagship
• Design changes to the XF continue the evolution of the Jaguar design language
• The 510-horsepower Jaguar XFR receives unique, assertive styling treatment. XFR receives styling upgrades that further differentiates it from other XF models
• Bi-function HID Xenon headlamps incorporate LED daytime running lights with a distinctive ‘J-Blade’ signature
• Three front fascia and lower rear valance treatments differentiate between model levels
• Tail lamps now feature LED lighting for stop, tail, and turn indicator functions
• Refreshed exterior is complemented by new alloy wheel choices and paint colors
• Upgraded interior with new seats, instrument panel, and optional 1200W Bowers & Wilkins® premium surround sound system
• Complete change to the car infotainment system

‘The XF has rightly been recognized as a quintessential Jaguar sedan. It is purposeful yet elegant, with inherent sporting intent in its design. For the latest version we have been able to evolve and enhance that performance character.” – Ian Callum, Design Director, Jaguar Cars

The 2012 Jaguar XK Coupe and Convertible

• Dramatic front and rear styling gives the XK a dynamic new appearance.
• New LED technology incorporated into slimmer headlamps with a distinctive -J-Blade- signature
• New XKR-S model is the ultimate expression of Jaguar’s GT duality: intelligent performance with everyday drivability; the 550 horsepower XKR-S achieves 186mph (300km/h) and 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds
• Strong, lightweight advanced aluminum body architecture to maximize performance, agility and efficiency
• Revised interior enhances the contemporary luxury feel of the cabin.
• Performance sports seat option offers 16-way power adjustability, with heating and memory functions
• New XKR Dynamic Pack for enhanced driving characteristics
• Expanded range of option packages allows a greater degree of personalization.
• New paint colors pay homage to Jaguar’s racing heritage
• XKR receives styling upgrades that further differentiates it from other XK models

“The XKR-S encompasses everything a performance Jaguar should be; as capable, precise and thrilling on your drive home as it is at the Nürburgring. Every response delay has been minimized in order to give the car a more connected feel in the manner in which it steers, handles, stops and goes.”
- Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity

The 2012 Jaguar XJ

• Lightweight aluminum construction
• Bold, beautiful styling re-energizes the Jaguar design language
• Available in both Standard and Long-Wheelbase versions
• New Rear Seat Comfort package is standard on the XJL Supersport and includes electric recline, lumbar adjustment and massage functions
• New XJL Executive Package enhances the luxury of the Long Wheelbase model.
• Optional Illumination Package offers the ambient lighting effects previously only available on the Supersport variant
• New interior color combinations have been added by customer request

“An XJ is the ultimate in comfort, design and refinement. The bespoke interior changes we have incorporated for the 2012 model make it an even more special place to drive or be driven.”
- Ian Callum, Design Director, Jaguar Cars

We will keep you posted to when these 2012 beauties arrive.

Jaguar Orlando

Owning a Jaguar is a fulfilling experience. But thrill, pride and sense of accomplishment that attend your initial purchase will continue and even deepen during the ownership period that follows. Customer satisfaction is our primary goal and that’s why all the consultants at Jaguar Orlando are here for you throughout your entire Jaguar ownership.

Our experienced sales staff is dedicated to satisfying our customers’ need. We encourage you to take the time to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing.

Our totally modern, re-styled Jaguar Orlando showroom has the latest Jaguar models, along with an outstanding, fully stocked pre-owned department which allows them to serve a more diversified customer base. Today’s Jaguars are more affordable, and are second to none in performance and style, allowing Jaguar Orlando to continue to grow as Central Florida’s only Jaguar dealership. In doing so, Jaguar Orlando and their dedicated staff will continue to service all customers, new and old, with trust, integrity, and care.

If you do not find the vehicle you are looking for on our website, fill out the CarFinder form with a description of the Jaguar of your choice and we will notify you when it has arrived. Or click on Directions for interactive driving directions and other contact information to speak to a sales representative. We look forward to serving you.

On the Road with the Family this Summer

Any big trips planned with the kid(s) this summer? If you are in the car for more than an hour, it can seem like eternity with a bored nagging child. There are so many ways to have fun, learn something and make it to your destination in one piece. travel_main_photo9p4gzymqdu88skgso4ooogggs6ylu316ao144c8c4woosog48wth

Individual Activities
Toddlers
A great way to keep toddlers entertained is to purchase four or five new, inexpensive toys, wrap the toys like gifts, and give kids one to open every half-hour or hour. Kids love to unwrap presents, and not only will the unwrapping keep them entertained, they will also have something new to play with in the car. Some good toys to buy beforehand are crayons and coloring books, flash cards, or small puzzles that can be worked on a lap desk. These can also be used as rewards for being good in the car.

Preschoolers
For preschoolers, bring Play-Doh and a workable surface, such as a lap desk or large book covered in waxed paper. Challenge kids to think of things they might see on the trip (palm trees, fish, Grandma’s dog) and create those things with Play-Doh. Parents could have a contest for the best creation, supplying a “prize” for the best one. Play-Doh can be a bit messy, but it may be worth the cleanup time to keep kids happy in the car.
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Older Kids
A good idea for older kids is to buy a stack of crossword puzzles and word search books, playing cards, and comic books. Let them choose a few at a time, according to interest. Chapter books are always a good idea for kids who enjoy reading. They key is to buy something new specifically for the trip, so the interest level will be high.

DVDs and Video Games
This is a great option when the drive is not so scenic or it’s dark outside. If your Jaguar is not equipped with the rear seat entertainment options, you can set up the following:

  • Transform your Jaguar into the ultimate entertainment machine with the ultimate rear-seat entertainment system. Keep the kids engaged and the adults intrigued with this innovative system that lets your rear-seat passengers watch movies, play video games, listen to music and more. Call Jaguar Orlando to find out the options available for your Jaguar.
  • Buy or borrow a portable DVD Player. You can set up the DVD player on the middle console of the front seat or set on the child’s lap.  Makes sure to bring a variety of movies and videos.  You can get free copies from the library or a friend. And also think about videos that educate your children about your destination or fun exercises. They can be entertained and educated at the same time.

Family Activities
Individual activities are fun, but part of the pleasure of a long car ride is the time spent together. Families today are so pressed for time, and often there is simply not enough time left over at the end of the day for bonding. Use travel time as a means of interacting and enjoying one another’s company.

Looking for a variation on the license plate game? Try playing the alphabet game instead. Challenge kids to find cars with model names that begin with A through Z. The only rule is that the cars must be found in alphabetical order. This is a fun game that could last for a while. Or start with naming an animal that starts with an “A” and have your kids take turns listing others for the rest of the letters of the alphabet. Establish a rule that you’ll skip over “Q” and “X”!CBR002559

Use the time together to reminisce about favorite family memories. Does anyone remember the time Aunt Lucy accidentally dyed her hair purple? Or how about the time the Christmas tree fell over in the middle of the night? Use the time together to laugh and bond.

Family Games

Make a scavenger hunt of the trip and list a few things they should watch for. Some suggestions: Owls, old tires on the side of the road, weird sculptures/ landmarks and a vintage car. Reward kids with their favorite snack once they’ve found them all.
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  • Counting Cows Car Game What’s the best way to count cows?  With a COW-culator of course! Here’s how to play the countin’ cows timeless road trip game, and some funny cow jokes to tell while you play. Give prizes out when you hit a milestone number.
  • License Plate Game Give them a printable page to check off each state license plate sightings!
  • Play Cards!  Old Maid & Crazy 8′s How to play classic card games your kids will love.

Find the games that work for you!

Postcards
Have kids use the time to write postcards to friends and family members about the things they are seeing. This is a great way to share memories with others.

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On the way to the destination, stop at gas stations in various cities and buy postcards. Kids can tell about the things they are seeing as they drive. Purchase postcards while on vacation and let kids write to grandparents and friends on the way home about what they saw. If friends and neighbors from home are going on vacation at the same time, kids can do a “postcard exchange” when they return home.

A little creativity and planning can cut down on the fighting and fussing and leave fond family memories of your time together — on the road and off. If you car looking for a new Jaguar that is more accommodating for the family and long road, come on in and we can give you options that fits your day-to-day and road trip needs.

Safe and fun travels from your friends at Jaguar Orlando!

Jaguar Orlando

Owning a Jaguar is a fulfilling experience. But thrill, pride and sense of accomplishment that attend your initial purchase will continue and even deepen during the ownership period that follows. Customer satisfaction is our primary goal and that’s why all the consultants at Jaguar Orlando are here for you throughout your entire Jaguar ownership.

Our experienced sales staff is dedicated to satisfying our customers’ need. We encourage you to take the time to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing.

Our totally modern, re-styled Jaguar Orlando showroom has the latest Jaguar models, along with an outstanding, fully stocked pre-owned department which allows them to serve a more diversified customer base. Today’s Jaguars are more affordable, and are second to none in performance and style, allowing Jaguar Orlando to continue to grow as Central Florida’s only Jaguar dealership. In doing so, Jaguar Orlando and their dedicated staff will continue to service all customers, new and old, with trust, integrity, and care.

If you do not find the vehicle you are looking for on our website, fill out the CarFinder form with a description of the Jaguar of your choice and we will notify you when it has arrived. Or click on Directions for interactive driving directions and other contact information to speak to a sales representative. We look forward to serving you.

Who Loves Your Daddy? Father’s Day Gift Ideas

fathers-dayWhether it’s your dad, grandfather, uncle or even a friend, Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the men who support and love you. So a new Jag might be a little lofty and way out of the gift budget, but there are so many ways to recognize the special men in your life.

  • Service/Parts Gift Certificate – Who doesn’t need an oil change or air filter? Make his life a little easier with a gift certificate to take care of things that interrupt our lives every day.
  • Cool Accessory – Roadside assistance package, ipod connector, leather seats, window tint, and the list goes on. Put a little more fun and security in his ride.

And don’t forget, summer sales event is going on.

We can fit any budget at Jaguar Orlando. Enjoy your Father’s Day!

Jaguar Orlando

Owning a Jaguar is a fulfilling experience. But thrill, pride and sense of accomplishment that attend your initial purchase will continue and even deepen during the ownership period that follows. Customer satisfaction is our primary goal and that’s why all the consultants at Jaguar Orlando are here for you throughout your entire Jaguar ownership.

Our experienced sales staff is dedicated to satisfying our customers’ need. We encourage you to take the time to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing.

Our totally modern, re-styled Jaguar Orlando showroom has the latest Jaguar models, along with an outstanding, fully stocked pre-owned department which allows them to serve a more diversified customer base. Today’s Jaguars are more affordable, and are second to none in performance and style, allowing Jaguar Orlando to continue to grow as Central Florida’s only Jaguar dealership. In doing so, Jaguar Orlando and their dedicated staff will continue to service all customers, new and old, with trust, integrity, and care.

If you do not find the vehicle you are looking for on our website, fill out the CarFinder form with a description of the Jaguar of your choice and we will notify you when it has arrived. Or click on Directions for interactive driving directions and other contact information to speak to a sales representative. We look forward to serving you.

C-X75 Going from Concept to Reality

Jaguar confirmed that it plans to launch the remarkable C-X75 concept car as an exclusive hybrid supercar. Jaguar Orlando could not be more excited of this announcement.

Jaguar C-X75 will become the British marque’s most advanced model to date. The company expects the vehicle to offer performance on par with the fastest production cars on the market, while adopting cutting-edge technology that offers remarkable fuel economy. Jaguar expects this hybrid supercar to deliver incredibly low CO2 emissions while being able to achieve in excess of 200mph.

“People expect Jaguar to be innovators – that is when Jaguar is at its best,” said Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar Brand Director. “The C-X75 received an incredible reception as a concept car. We’ve been building on that momentum and there is a clear business case for this exclusive halo model. No other vehicle will better signify Jaguar’s renewed confidence and excellence in technological innovation than this.”

Project C-X75 will be the ultimate expression of Jaguar design and engineering innovation. This high-performance hybrid supercar will stay true to the initial concept design study that made its debut at the 2010 Paris motor show, while fulfilling requirements that allow it to be homologated for road use.

“We were always determined that the Jaguar C-X75 would be as striking on the road as it was in concept form,” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar Cars. “This will be the finest looking and most innovative Jaguar ever produced. Even in the world of supercars, we can still produce the most beautiful.”

In an unprecedented move, Jaguar C-X75 will be developed in association with Williams F1 who will provide their engineering expertise in areas including aerodynamics, carbon composite manufacture and hybrid technologies. This association will be at the leading edge of British automotive engineering and innovation.

“Confirmation of this project today signposts Jaguar Land Rover’s continued determination to embrace new technologies,” said Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Dr Ralf Speth. “A supercar like the C-X75 is the logical choice to showcase cutting-edge design, intelligent use of new environmental technologies and motorsport-inspired performance.”

It also marks a new milestone in both companies’ histories as Jaguar Land Rover and Williams collaborate for the first time to produce one of the world’s highest performance and environmentally friendly supercars. The production of Jaguar C-X75 is expected to create more than one hundred highly-skilled jobs in the UK.

A direct technology transfer between elite motorsport and road-going production cars is key to the success of the C-X75. The supercar’s chassis will be made of carbon-fiber to create an incredibly lightweight, yet rigidly strong structure.

Aiding the transition from concept to production vehicle is the choice of powertrain. Jaguar continues to develop the use of the micro-turbine technology that was showcased in the original concept C-X75. Jaguar’s parent company Tata has taken a significant stake in Bladon Jets, and will develop this very advanced technology as a medium-term aspiration that will play a part in Jaguar cars of the future.

To bring Project C-X75 to showroom reality within the timescales of a conventional model program, an equally innovative powertrain had to be developed. The road-going supercar plans to use a state-of-the-art, small-capacity, highly-boosted internal combustion engine with one powerful electric motor at each axle.

“The engine’s compact size allows it to be mounted low in the car for optimum weight distribution and to retain the concept’s stunning silhouette. This plans to make the Jaguar C-X75 a bona fide hybrid supercar capable of electric running with an extensive Electric Vehicle range in excess of 30 miles,” explained Bob Joyce, Group Engineering Director, Jaguar Land Rover.

When the C-X75 supercar’s motors and combustion engine combine, it is expected to be one of the fastest production cars in the world, with an anticipated sub-three second 0-60mph time and an anticipated top speed in excess of 200mph. Crucially, this performance aims to be generated alongside incredibly low emissions, thanks to Project C-X75′s lightweight construction and cutting-edge powertrain technology.

Williams F1 has been at the forefront of motorsport engineering for three decades. The project engagement on Jaguar C-X75 is testament to the team’s ambitions and will bring together two leading lights of the UK motoring industry.

“Our new association with Jaguar Land Rover provides us with an exciting opportunity to work with one of the motoring world’s most famous and iconic brands,” said Sir Frank Williams, Chairman of Williams F1. “Williams has always considered itself an engineering company and so this project will allow us to combine our technical expertise to create something truly exceptional.”

Only 250 vehicles are planned to be built, each with an MSRP between approximately $1,100,000 and $1,500,000 depending on market and local taxes.

“Never before has the company launched such an ambitious, world-beating vehicle program,” said Carl-Peter Forster, CEO Tata Motors. “This is the Jaguar vehicle of the future. The opportunity for innovation like this in the UK is part of the reason Tata Motors invested in Jaguar, and it’s fantastic that products like the C-X75 can become reality.”

Jaguar Orlando will keep you posted on Jaguar C-X75 progress. And don’t forget to come in for a test drive in a long line of progressive models here on the lot. Summer drives are here!

Your friends at Jaguar Orlando

Jaguar Orlando

Owning a Jaguar is a fulfilling experience. But thrill, pride and sense of accomplishment that attend your initial purchase will continue and even deepen during the ownership period that follows. Customer satisfaction is our primary goal and that’s why all the consultants at Jaguar Orlando are here for you throughout your entire Jaguar ownership.

Our experienced sales staff is dedicated to satisfying our customers’ need. We encourage you to take the time to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing.

Our totally modern, re-styled Jaguar Orlando showroom has the latest Jaguar models, along with an outstanding, fully stocked pre-owned department which allows them to serve a more diversified customer base. Today’s Jaguars are more affordable, and are second to none in performance and style, allowing Jaguar Orlando to continue to grow as Central Florida’s only Jaguar dealership. In doing so, Jaguar Orlando and their dedicated staff will continue to service all customers, new and old, with trust, integrity, and care.

If you do not find the vehicle you are looking for on our website, fill out the CarFinder form with a description of the Jaguar of your choice and we will notify you when it has arrived. Or click on Directions for interactive driving directions and other contact information to speak to a sales representative. We look forward to serving you.