It will not get a petrol driven equivalent and will thus remain brands flagship even after rumored arrival of J-Type premium SUV.


Counting the days to the arrival of Jaguar's first fully electric car, an SUV called I-Pace is coming to an end – final product should be here in just a few weeks, announcement has been made, that Jaguar is planning to reveal another fully electric car. To things up a bit, it should be revealed no later than in next year and it will not carry any new name. spice Instead, Jaguar is planning to turn electric their most expensive car, the XJ.

Ian Callum, Jaguar's design chief has revealed for Autocar, that XJ will get many changes, one of the most significant will be fifth door, so it will not be a classic sedan as it was for decades. Company however states, that it will retain its sporty character, that current generation is famous for. But more than that, company's main goal is to get a bit of advantage from bigger companies like Mercedes Benz on global markets like China and North Amerika, where there is interest in such cars, yet there are very few companies supplying them.

Jaguar to reveal its first (EV) sedan

Underneath the fancy bodywork we can expect an entirely new chassis, made of aluminum. This chassis will be made to be used either with electric or hybrid cars. However, Callum already excluded a possibility of making a hybrid, let alone petrol driven version of the car. Instead, XJ will receive a pair of electric motors, one for each axle, with a range north of 480 kilometers.

Jaguar will not be the only one, receiving this new platform. Instead it will also be used by its sister company Land Rover, which is planning to spread from SUVs to sedan, making first such car ever in the near future. This car is also already being developed, being named Road Rover. Although the possibility, that this name will be carried by the final product is excluded. More details should follow soon.

Jure Šujica
Photo: Jaguar

Jan. 22, 2018 Driving photo: Jaguar

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