The next generation Jaguar XJ will still have gasoline engines.

The next generation Jaguar XJ will still have gasoline engines.

June 24, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

According to official data, the new generation Jaguar XJ sedan, despite a completely different MLA platform, will still have versions with a gasoline engine.

The British automaker will complete production of its full-size Jaguar XJ sedan by July of this year. It is worth noting that on the conveyor, this car has been in place for five decades.

Despite the fact that recently the sales of this model are beginning to fall quite strongly, the Jaguar is not going to abandon its flagship sedan. A brand new version of the XJ model will appear next year. The machine will be based on a new platform, and insider reports point us to the only direction of development – electrification.

Ian Callum, Jaguar’s chief designer since 1999, has confirmed that the next-generation XJ sedan will be a huge step forward – both literally and figuratively.

Changes will be even compared with the high-tech representatives of the updated family of the BMW 3 Series. This is particularly because the next Jaguar XJ will be an electric car built on the new MLA modular platform.

According to Nick Rogers, head of product development at Jaguar Land Rover, the MLA platform will help “increase profitability with new products and lower costs.” It is also reported that the next XJ will have a range of up to 759 km. By this parameter, the briton will be able to compete with the American Tesla Model S, as well as with the upcoming Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT.

It was also confirmed that the 6-cylinder petrol version of the Jaguar XJ will appear in the line near the end of the model cycle. This is good news if you are among those who are not sure that electrification is the future of the automotive industry.