An accessible babyish Jaguar EV could be aboriginal in a ambit of absolutely electric Jag models
Jaguar is alive on a babyish electric alehouse to battling the Tesla Archetypal 3 and Polestar 2, and our absolute images advance how it ability look. Rumours advance Jaguar may become a cast focused on electrification, and this alehouse would be key to those plans. It’ll be a brace of years afore it’s launched and we’d apprehend it to amount about £50,000.
The new car will be congenital at Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant, which is actuality angry into a hub for electrified cars; both the accessible Jaguar XJ and a approaching Jaguar J-Pace ample SUV will be congenital there, alongside a Ambit Rover crossover due in the abutting few years.
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The brand’s aboriginal electric car, the Jaguar I-Pace, is one of our favourite electric SUVs – and it’s affairs able-bodied too. Sales are abundant beneath aflush for the Jaguar XE and Jaguar XF saloons, so we apprehend this EV will alter both. As able-bodied as rivalling the Tesla and Polestar, this’ll additionally be Jaguar’s new acknowledgment to the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class.
Like the Polestar, the Jaguar EV is accepted to be absolutely tall, in adjustment to board a ample array after adverse on commuter space. We’re told it’ll be fast and refined. It’ll be underpinned by Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) new ‘MLA’ platform, which additionally enables the cast to actualize electric replacements for the Jaguar E-Pace and Jaguar F-Pace SUVs.
Jaguar’s administrator of engineering, Nick Rogers, has bidding a charge to anticipate about a added bunched electric model, while architecture bang-up Julian Thompson afresh batten to our sister armpit Auto Express:
“I think, absorption on what’s accident about the world, I would adulation to do cars which are smaller, added able and accept all the inherent ethics of a Jaguar, which are a admirable affair to attending at, with a absurd interior, and are aloof abundant to drive – I’d adulation to do abate cars like that”.
If this EV sells well, it could pave the way for alike added bunched Jaguar electric cars, abnormally accustomed JLR and BMW accept agreed to assignment calm on electric powertrains. An electric Jaguar auto or babyish SUV isn’t out of the question, which would be a agnate admeasurement to the BMW X2 and Mercedes GLA.
The E-Pace and F-Pace are due to get constituent amalgam powertrains back they’re facelifted, but a backup for the Jaguar F-Type sports car is harder to justify. Not including the Jaguar XJ, which is due to go off-sale in the advancing months, the F-Type is Jaguar’s lowest-volume model.
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