Range Rover Electric Confirmed, Jaguar XJ DelayedSeptember 18, 2020
Both models will be presented in October and November
Autocar was able to get access to a printout of negotiations between Jaguar Land Rover’s CFO Adrian Martell and investors. The talk, in particular, was about the future model range of the company and about two electric cars on the new MLA platform.
The first such model will be Jaguar’s executive electric sedan, which will be the ideological successor to the XJ model. And the second, and Martell confirmed it, will be an all-electric model badged as Range Rover.
Little is known about the latter. It is safe to say that this is not an electric version of the modern Range Rover, but that a new model. Rumor has it that it will be lower than the existing SUV and in design will resemble something like the stretched in length and width of the Range Rover Velar. Earlier it was even reported that this car, due to its road orientation, will be called the Road Rover.
At the same time, Martell confirmed that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the exit of both cars is delayed. According to the CFO of JLR, initially both new items were supposed to be presented to the public in August and September, but now the presentation has been postponed to October and November.
It is worth noting here that the postponement of the presentation may not be due to a delay in preparing cars for mass production, but to the cancellation of the Paris Motor Show, which was supposed to open just at the end of September and become the largest automotive exhibition in the second half of the year. Since there will be no car dealership, there is no reason for the company to time the presentation of its new products to specific dates.
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