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XK is Scottish favourite

The new Jaguar XK Coupe has been voted overall ‘Car of the Year’ and ‘Sporting Car of the Year’ at the Scottish Car of the Year Awards 2006.

The awards were presented by president of the Association of the Scottish Motoring Writers Stephen Park. He said: "The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers are delighted to award our Scottish Car of the Year accolade for 2006 to the Jaguar XK Coupe.

"The XK Coupe emerged as a clear champion. Perfectly proportioned from every angle, and designed by Scotsman Ian Callum the XK is also thoroughly accomplished on the road."

The ‘Car of the Year’ award for the XK was collected by Jaguar’s UK managing director Geoff Cousins who said: "The XK made an immediate impact in the UK when it was launched in March this year and already more than 2,000 customers in the UK have taken delivery, with Scottish dealers recording a 57% growth in XK sales compared to 2005.

"Scotland continues to be a significant market for us, with more than 1,100 vehicles sold this year while XJ sales have increased by 40% since 2005."

Pictured from left to right: Manager of Scottish national football team, Walter Smith, president of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, Stephen Park, dealer principal of Taggarts of Glasgow, Brian Herlihy.

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