Friday, December 23, 2011

2012 Jaguar XK and XKR-S: Power of the Jaguars

The 2012 Jaguar XKR-S is billed as the most powerful of the range; and that is saying a lot, since all Jaguars are built to be the powerful cars. This coupe is exciting to drive as the 20-inch Pirelli tires, suspension system and the nose pivots mesh into one exceptional combo, providing the traction and control on the track or the regular road.
Jaguar has fitted a supercharged 5-liter V8 engine and overhauled the power delivery systems: and the result? An awesome 550HP and 502 lb-ft of torque between 2500 to 5500 rpm propel the XKR-S to be the power car on any day.
Top speed of 186-MPH calls for better than routine steering and control: the differential control under the XKR-S has been redesigned to sense steering angle, yaw, and speed. As the mechanism modulates the torque, the Sports car obeys your command superbly.
Sport or drive automatic gearshift mode is selectable by the trademark JaguarDrive selector, which automatically rises into your hand as you press the start button. Jaguar XKR-S is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, but if you want to be even more active, there are one-touch paddles just behind the steering wheel.
When driving a sports car, it requires easy-to-reach controls; Jaguar XKR-S’s 7” touch screen achieves not only this, but it has kept the number of controls to a minimum. You reach the right control at the right time and set the climate, connect through the Bluetooth telephone system and use the satellite navigation. Pivoting headlamps and cornering lamps are operated by an active front lighting system, Jaguar calls it AFL; the system reacts to the speed and steering input, deflecting the beams up to 15 degrees and also throws the light deeper around the corners.
The Jaguar XKR-S, is a literal speed demon and obviously, such power requires skilled and experienced servicing. Factory training and regular updates from the manufacturer are the embodiment of such support.  Which is why Merritt Island Jaguar, a leading Jaguar dealership in Merritt Island, Florida, puts a strong emphasis on customer service; whether it is before, during or after the sale.  Merritt Island Jaguar offers professional service and years of dedicated experience to these fine sports cars: a major fact that matters, when you are discussing a $100,000 vehicle!  Visit us today to check out the 2012 Jaguar XKR for yourself as well as our exquisite selection of new Jaguars and take advantage of Jaguar’s Complimentary Platinum Coverage.

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Greetings from Island Lincoln Jaguar Land Rover!

We wanted to wish you every happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year. Thank you for your continued patronage and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the coming year. If there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best wishes during this Holiday Season,

Jim Cavanaugh

General Manager, Island Lincoln Jaguar Land Rover

321-452-9220

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Jaguar XKR-S Convertible tearing up the track!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Feds Want To Standardize Keyless Ignition Systems To Address Safety Concerns

By , Correspondent | Published Dec 13, 2011

Just the Facts:
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing a rule that would standardize keyless ignition systems, citing a NASA study following consumer complaints about runaway Toyotas, among other safety-related concerns.
  • The proposal says it will "reduce the risk that drivers will misuse these new systems" and "reduce crashes, injuries and deaths resulting from a driver's inability to shut down a moving vehicle."
  • The feds say there will be "little incremental cost" to a vehicle's bottom line beyond "additional software coding."

WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing a rule that would standardize keyless ignition systems, citing a NASA study following consumer complaints about runaway Toyotas, among other safety-related concerns.

The proposal says it will "reduce the risk that drivers will misuse these new systems" and "reduce crashes, injuries and deaths resulting from a driver's inability to shut down a moving vehicle." The proposed rule was published Monday in the Federal Register.

"At issue are drivers' inability to stop a moving vehicle in a panic situation, and drivers who unintentionally leave the vehicle without the vehicle transmission's being 'locked in park,' or with the engine still running, increasing the chances of vehicle rollaway or carbon monoxide poisoning in an enclosed area," the proposal said.

NHTSA said the proposal was prompted in part by consumer complaints, as well as a NASA recommendation that the federal safety agency "consider regulation of controls for managing safety critical functions."

After NASA's February 2011 technical assessment of Toyota's electronic throttle control systems, NHTSA noted that "keyless ignition systems can exacerbate UA (unintended acceleration) incidents, particularly prolonged incidents involving a stuck accelerator pedal if the driver cannot determine how to shut off the engine quickly."

The NASA study was prompted by the recall of millions of Toyota vehicles, a congressional investigation and a national debate about the nature of crashes of Lexus and Toyota vehicles.

Under the NHTSA proposal, holding the button for half a second would kill the engine.

"The propulsion system must shut down within 1 second of the initial push of the stop control," the proposed rule says.

The rule also proposes that the driver gets an audible warning if he or she tries to shut off the car without first placing the gear selection control in "park." The standardized systems would also get an external alert that the driver and bystanders can hear when the vehicle is not in "park" and the driver exists the vehicle.

NHTSA says it is "addressing an emerging safety issue with non-standardized new technology." It says systems that don't require a physical key to start a car have grown from about 5,000 vehicles in model year 2002 to over 1.2 million in model year 2008.

The feds say there will be "little incremental cost" to a vehicle's bottom line beyond "additional software coding."

Inside Line says: Good idea or unnecessary meddling by the feds?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tata Sons Announces New Deputy Chairman - Cyrus P. Mistry

Jaguar Merritt Island, a leading Jaguar dealership in Merritt Island, Florida, congratulates Mr. Cyrus P Mistry as the new Deputy Chairman of Tata Sons, an appointment made via unanimous decision of the selection committee.

In a recent meeting, the board of directors of Tata Sons elected and appointed Cyrus P Mistry as the Deputy Chairman of the $83 billion dollar group. The 42-year old Mistry is the second youngest leader in the group's 143-year history. He is also the second non-Tata who will be taking charge of the group after Nowroji Saklatvala in 1932.

Cyrus Mistry will now work closely with Ratan Tata over the next year and will then take over when Mr. Tata retires in December 2012. Mr. Mistry has been on the board of Tata Sons since 2006. During his tenure, Mistry has impressed the board members with the quality and caliber of his participation.

Mr. Tata said, “The appointment of Mr. Cyrus P Mistry as Deputy Chairman of Tata Sons is a good and far-sighted choice.” He further added, “I will be committed to working with him over the next year to give him the exposure, the involvement and the operating experience to equip him to undertake the full responsibility of the group on my retirement.”

Mr. Mistry is presently working as a managing director of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Mr. Mistry completed his studies in civil engineering graduating from Imperial College, London and also holds a Master of Science degree in management from the London Business School.

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