The new Jaguar XJ will be an electric car for 800 horses

The new Jaguar XJ will be an electric car for 800 horses

March 3, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The current generation of Jaguar XJ in July will be 10 years old, and it is an eternity in such a highly competitive segment, where they are increasingly focused on providing consumers with the latest and most advanced technologies.

Not surprisingly, age has a negative impact on sales of the model – only 1,579 cars sold in the United States last year, and only 1,099 units in Europe.

To change the trend, Jaguar plans to release a new generation of XJ, but to make it completely electric, using technology tested on the I-Pace crossover. The electric car is planned to become a competitor to the Audi e-tron GT, Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S.

In addition, Jaguar plans to transfer the XJ to the new MLA modular platform, the car will receive a battery of 90 or 100 kW, as well as four electric motors for each wheel with a capacity of 200 horsepower, which will give an overall impressive power of 800 horses.