SPYSHOTS: Subsequent-gen Jaguar XJ goes absolutely electrical

The subsequent Jaguar XJ flagship sedan will become fully electric, which might be adopted by the next-generation Vary Rover that may share its MLA platform. This improvement mule photographed right here wears a modified Jaguar XF exterior, although a camouflaged entrance finish and taller facet sills mark this out as one thing totally different beneath.

The MLA platform’s ‘skateboard’ structure signifies that the following XJ – the group’s first to make use of the platform – and by extension, the following Vary Rover received’t be confined to only a absolutely electrical drivetrain, because the platform will accommodate diesel, petrol, hybrid in addition to absolutely electrical powertrain layouts, Jaguar Land Rover stated, and is alleged to be even lighter than the outgoing D-series platform.

The Tesla Model S is the apparent contender within the premium electrical sedan section, although this, together with the absolutely electrical Jaguar XJ might be joined by EV fashions from the standard luxurious institution, particularly the Mercedes-Benz EQS, fully electric BMW 7 Series, Porsche Taycan and the Audi e-tron GT.

Powertrain particulars for the following Jaguar XJ are nonetheless scant, although for comparability Autocar reported that the Mercedes-Benz EQS is predicted to make use of a 90 kWh battery pack for an estimated vary of ‘between 400 km to 500 km’. An 80kWh battery offers the 402 hp/765 Nm EQC crossover a variety of 417 km, whereas the bottom Porsche Taycan 4S with the usual 79.2kWh battery affords 407 km of vary and a peak output of 530 PS.

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