Jaguar confirmed the release of the electric version of the new XJ

Jaguar confirmed the release of the electric version of the new XJ

July 5, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The new flagship sedan of the British brand, which will be released in 2020, will have a modification with a fully electric powerplant

The flagship sedan Jaguar XJ new generation, which will be released next year, will have a modification with a fully electric powerplant. It is reported by the press service of the British brand.

The next XJ will be based on the scalable MLA architecture, which provides for the use of both traditional internal combustion engines and hybrid or all-electric circuits. The company noted that the new flagship will retain the main advantages of its predecessor – “a beautiful appearance, excellent handling characteristics and recognized luxury.”

The novelty will be produced in the UK at the plant in Castle Bromwich. The new XJ will be the first electrified model produced at the facilities of this plant. Currently, Range Rover brand hybrids are assembled in Solihull English, while the Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover is produced in Austria at Magna Steyr’s facilities.

According to unofficial data, the “green” Jaguar XJ will receive four electric motors with a capacity of 200 liters each. with. each and a set of batteries at 100 kilowatt-hours. According to its dynamic characteristics and power reserve, the successor to the XJ will be able to compete, for example, Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan.

Production of the current generation Jaguar XJ sedan has already been discontinued – the last car rolled off the assembly line in Solihull in early June. For nine years, the British have sold more than 120 thousand cars. At the same time recently, sales of the model have fallen sharply. For example, in Europe, Jaguar XJ sold only 1099 cars in circulation, and in the US the company sold 1,579 cars.