SPYSHOTS: Subsequent-gen Jaguar XJ goes totally electrical

The subsequent Jaguar XJ flagship sedan will become fully electric, which will probably be adopted by the next-generation Vary Rover that can 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 completely different beneath.

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

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

Powertrain particulars for the subsequent 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 provides the 402 hp/765 Nm EQC crossover a spread of 417 km, whereas the bottom Porsche Taycan 4S with the usual 79.2kWh battery provides 407 km of vary and a peak output of 530 PS.




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