DEC 00] JAGUAR NEWS
Mean S-type Sport Unveiled By Jaguar
has today lifted the lid on a sporty version of the hugely popular
S-type to bring the car to a younger audience.
THE S-TYPE SPORT
de-chromed model was being shown off at the Bologna Motor Show in
eye-catching are the 18-inch alloy wheels and subtle restyling from
the main S-type model.
cars are being painted in one of five distinctive metallic colours,
and grey-stained maple has been used as the veneer on the inside.
AND MEAN" INTERIOR
is a new power steering system, and engine management has been
improved to reduce vibration and increase performance.
S-type Sport will be available with 240 bhp three-litre 24 valve,
four cam V6 or 281 bhp 32 valve, four cam, four-litre V8.
the V6 and V8 engines now have a reduced warm-up time and improved
smoothness when idling and a greater throttle response.
redesign has been carried out by a young styling team at Jaguar, and
Director of Design Ian Callum said he was pleased with the results.
have created a car with attitude, and that’s the kind of
youthful approach we wanted to expand the appeal of the S-type.
as we developed the looks of the XK8 to create the purposeful XKR,
we were determined to give the S-type the same impact.
wanted it clean and mean and that’s what the team delivered.”
Sport 3.0 V6 costs £30,600 - £3,900 more than the normal S-type,
but Jaguar says it comes with extras worth £4,580. The Sport 4.0 V8
costs £38,400 – just over £3,000 more than its traditional
partner, but again with extras.
Managing Director Jonathan Browning said he believed the addition to
the range would help the company’s sales even further.
its launch last year, the distinctively stylish S-type has fuelled
a jaguar sales explosion across the globe.
S-type Sport will build on this success by satisfying the needs of
predominantly younger buyers who demand a more sporty, purposeful,
dynamic character, both inside and out.”