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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-30-2019, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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What does a EV successor to the Jaguar XJ mean for us?

The XJ will be out and replaced by an all-electric model. As more Jaguar products go electric we should expect the C-Pace to follow suit. I expect to see at least 1 EV Jaguar product before the C-Pace enters production.

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While it’s sad the XJ as we know it will be going the way of the dodo very soon, we can take comfort from knowing a completely new version of Jaguar’s range topper will be unveiled in 2020. Set to eschew the combustion engine, the reinvented XJ will be fully electric to take on newcomers from VAG such as the Porsche Taycan and the Audi E-Tron GT.

Jaguar has already announced it will push the XJ further upmarket and make it bigger to lure in customers that would otherwise purchase a Mercedes S-Class or an Audi A8. It won’t be easy to go up against those two German giants as Mercedes is already working on an electric S-Class equivalent, likely dubbed EQS, while Audi is thinking of making the next A8 fully electric as well.
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Might be worth looking at what else Tata has invested in EV's because it could be components and platforms that come from other non JLR products.
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Might be worth looking at what else Tata has invested in EV's because it could be components and platforms that come from other non JLR products.
In a recent interview some Jaguar executive spoke about the next F-Type.

From what they talk about we might be able to learn something about the next generation of Jag utility vehicles.

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Ultimately then, how close can the F-Type replacement be to the C-X75?

“We could get quite close; it depends on what we do. With a front-engined car, clearly we can't. There's still a following within Jaguar for a front mid-engined car; that it's still the correct formula. I have a preference for mid-engined cars. It’s certainly something I would like to see.

“But honestly, it hasn't been decided yet. Most cars go through a seven-year cycle; the F-Type will last a bit longer than that, so there's a bit of time but not much.”

That suggests Jaguar has progressed at least two design approaches: one in the short-nosed electric/mid-engined format Callum prefers and another with a longer bonnet to accommodate front-mounted four and six-cylinder and Project Jennifer V8 hybrid powertrains.
more: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/f...ar-sports-cars
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never understood why Jaguar kept putting off the C-X75 hypercar. It could have paved the way to more brand recognition which in turn result in more sales to cheaper products.
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Automotive News Europe wrote an article that shared some interesting stuff about the new XJ electric platform.

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The so-called Modular Longitudinal Architecture, or MLA, can be adapted for pure electric, plug-in hybrid, and mild-hybrid drivetrains. The lightweight platform will eventually replace the five platforms the company currently uses.

The MLA platform will help to "drive margin improvement driven by new products and cost improvements," said Nick Rogers JLR's head of product engineering.
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The Jaguar XJ will launch first as an electric model with six-cylinder gasoline versions following later in the model cycle, a source close to the company said.

Electric cars using the MLA platform will have a battery size of 90.2 kilowatt-hour to give a range of up to 470 km (292 miles), Rogers said in the presentation. The electric XJ would rival the Tesla Model S as well as the upcoming Porsche Taycan sedan and Audi's e-tron GT, due in 2020.
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I was hoping to see some mention of a high performing electric Jaguar. Do you think the XJ will get an SVR version, like some existing Jaguar models, as it goes electric?
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IMO anything in SUV form that tops what that F-Pace SVR accomplished is a winner in my books. This review shows how high Jaguar set the bar already.

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At this point JLR needs to be doing more special editions.

Jaguar did a coupe but stopped short. Absolutely love the XE Project 8 but we need that done to SUV's and sold at larger volumes.
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Aftermarket brands have been picking up where Jaguar hasn't.
One example has been with the F-Pace. No Project ___ version for it from Jag but Lister worked their magic:

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-02-2019, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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A Jag dealer near me talked about the XJ possibly going all electric and told me to check out the EQS (electric s-class) that Mercedes is working on.

What are the chances this will be when they follow Mercedes?
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