The debut of the electric Jaguar XJ is postponed until the end of 2021July 14, 2020
The British company is postponing the launch of its new all-electric flagship as part of a minor cost reduction.
The launch of the new generation Jaguar XJ, which will receive an exclusively electric version, should be delayed until the end of next year, as the British automaker cuts insignificant costs. It was originally planned that the competitor Tesla Model 3 will debut before the end of this year and will be available in early 2021, however, the launch was postponed until October so that Jaguar Land Rover focuses production on its most profitable models.
The new XJ is to be built at the factory in Castle Bromwich, England, which also produces XE and XF. The plant should be reopened after a long downtime due to Covid-19 next month, while social distance measures mean that it will not work at full strength.
Jaguar Land Rover, owned by the Indian Tata Group, has been involved in a major restructuring program to prevent recent heavy losses, and, like many automobile companies, has been hit hard by the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In order to overcome financial difficulties, the company significantly reduces unnecessary expenses for the near future.
“The Jaguar XJ has been our flagship model for 50 years. Over eight generations of production, it has been designed and manufactured in the UK and exported to more than 120 countries. The next generation all-electric Jaguar XJ is based on features that are synonymous with its predecessors – beautiful design, intelligent performance and revered luxury. Our engineers continue to work on a new generation of all-electric Jaguar XJ, ”the Autocar edition quoted the press service of the brand.
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