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JAGUAR XKR convertible tops 2007 best road trip car list


Jaguar’s supercharged XKR Convertible voted the #1 car Americans want to drive on a summer road trip

IRVINE, Calif.– Jaguar’s supercharged 420-horsepower XKR Convertible was voted number one in Kelley Blue Book’s list of cars best-suited for road trips.

Compiled by the road test editors of Kelley Blue Book, the XKR Convertible was short-listed against 10 other new vehicles and then surveyed by shoppers on which vehicle they would most like to take on the road this summer. Top of the list was Jaguar’s XKR Convertible, ahead of BMW’s 3-Series Convertible and the Chevrolet Suburban.

“In choosing our list, we wanted to include a vehicle for every journey – from weekend jaunts of one or two people, to week-long escapades that involve one or two entire families and maybe a dog and a boat,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book and “Our selection criteria included all the tangible and intangible need-to-have attributes such as driving enjoyment, passenger comfort, fuel economy and cargo space.”

“The same sexy sheet metal found on the XK is adorned with sportier accoutrements that reflect the 420-horsepower supercharged V8 and livelier suspension underneath,” they added.

For eight years in a row, Kelley Blue Book’s web site has been North America’s most-visited auto site, according to J.D. Power and Associates, and the top automotive information site by Nielsen/Net Ratings.

Back in February, the XKR was voted ‘Best Dream Machine’ in MotorWeek TV’s 2007 Driver’s Choice Awards.


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