Jaguar launches next-generation XJ tests

Jaguar launches next-generation XJ tests

January 15, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Photo spies for the first time managed to catch the new generation flagship sedan Jaguar XJ. The pictures that were published by Autocar were taken while transporting the truck on a forklift after testing. The official premiere of the new items should take place before the end of this year.

The car will be based on the scalable MLA architecture, which provides for the use of both traditional internal combustion engines and hybrid or fully electric circuits. Earlier, Jaguar Land Rover president Ralph Shpet said the next-generation flagship XJ will be sold with an all-electric powerplant.

According to unofficial data, the new Jaguar XJ will be equipped with four electric motors with a capacity of 200 liters. from. each and a set of batteries per 100 kilowatt hours. In terms of its dynamic characteristics and power reserve, the XJ successor will be able to compete with, for example, the Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT.

In turn, the chief designer of “Jaguar” Julian Thomson said that the new XJ will be “a very beautiful luxury car, which at the same time does not work like a traditional large executive sedan.”

The release of the current Jaguar XJ has already ended – the last car left the assembly line in Solihull in early June last year. For nine years, the British sold more than 120 thousand cars. At the same time, model sales have fallen sharply lately. For example, in Europe, the Jaguar XJ sold only 1099 cars, and in the United States the company sold 1579 cars.