Jaguar is set to launch a new electric car in the UK this summer or should it be said that it is a relaunch. Well, both the true. Jaguar is to launch the X-Type, but in all new one because this X-Type is ALL electric. The company is firming up its position at the top of the luxury car segment in Britain and plans to do precisely that in coming years. Jaguar is already responsible for several niche launches, including one of the most high profile cars in history, the X crossover. However, this launch comes after two decades of producing mainstream vehicles such as the Range Rover Classic and the Jaguar X type. This means there are many more new Jaguar models to come, in addition to the redesigned and technologically advanced Jaguar X type.
Jaguar’s new electric car will be based on the same design philosophy used to create the Jaguar X type. This car will have low profile bodywork, similar to that of a sporty high-performance sports car. It will also be big, with a pronounced rear section. This should make the car look great when it is running, as it should not appear to be fighting with itself in the tight bends. However, when the car is on show, there will be a very subtle difference between the new electric car and the older Jaguar models.
Details have already been leaked online, so much so that one of the first pictures has already been spotted on a number of automotive Web sites. The new electric car is said to be about 2m long, 2.5m wide and around 500kg lighter than the old X type. It will also use battery technology developed by Mercedes Benz, which is expected to reduce the weight of the car by more than half, while still allowing the same engine to provide plenty of power. Details on the battery system have also been leaked and shows that the new electric car should be able to provide around 300 miles of driving range. However, this is expected to increase if the car does go into production. One analyst suggested that the battery technology could allow the car to travel up to 7km on a single charge, which would make it the world’s first true long distance car.
According to one of the leaked pictures, the new electric car is expected to feature foldable seats. This is interesting, as the current generation of Jaguar Echizen already features a similar type of feature. Another detail that has been leaked is that the new electric car is likely to have “dual sealed” engines. These are used on some of the older Jaguar models, but have never been used on the new models.
A Jaguar spokesperson declined to comment on the leak, saying only, “We cannot confirm anything at this time”. It is therefore interesting to speculate that the company is working on a new electric car model, and is likely to make an announcement before the official launch date. Alternatively, the new model could simply be an upgraded version of the existing Jaguar E Series. No further details have been leaked, but the new car will most likely have similar general appearance to the old one. We expect the electric car to come with increased range and be cheaper than its predecessors.
We also believe that Jaguar is working on a new series of hybrid cars. These cars will use electric power to power the motor and then use gasoline during the rest of the journey. However, we don’t know much more than this, and no one has confirmed whether these models are going to be released or not. The new electric car will make its debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, which takes place in March, 2021. Stay tuned!