In a private event, Jaguar has revealed their future product plans which includes an all new J-Pace SUV, XJ electric, replacements for F-Type and XE and even some ‘Baby Jags’.
After having a sweeping win at the World Car of the Year Awards, 2019 with the i-Pace, Jaguar invited a select few jurors from the WCOTY panel for a private event to reveal their plans with their future products. And as it seems, Jaguar has quite an exciting future lined up ahead of them. One of the highlights from the event was the confirmation of the coming of the Jaguar J-Pace SUV.
The invited guests were lucky to have seen the car in person. In fact, this is the first time that Jaguar has openly talked about the flagship J-Pace, previously only hinting about it. The guests also got to see the next-generation XJ flagship sedan that will be completely electric. Codenamed Road Rover, the next-gen XJ would sport major visual changes and reports also suggest that the new XJ will be five-door sedan instead of the current four-door. The design for the XJ is already ready and the company will start working on it soon.
Coming back to the Jaguar J-Pace, this new car will be based on the MLA platform which will also underpin the next generation of Land Rover vehicles. This platform has of course been developed with electrification in mind as the company has already announced an aggressive plan for the future with hybrid and electric vehicles. The Jaguar J-Pace will be the new flagship and will sit above the F-Pace in the company’s lineup.
Every new Jaguar Land Rover car will be electrified from 2020 to give customers wider options. The company will also introduce an entire portfolio of electrified cars that would range from fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles and that has already started with the i-Pace.
But that’s not all. Jaguar is also readying the replacements for the F-Type and XE. The next-gen F-Type could have a V8 engine in the top tier but that will be sourced from BMW as part of the new deal and it will no longer have Jaguar’s in-house 5.0L, supercharged, V8 engine. Also, there will be a new Ingenium inline-six cylinder engine developed in-house.
Last but not the least, certain ‘Baby Jags’ are in the pipeline too. Rumoured to be called the A-Pace and the B-Pace, these crossovers will have compact dimensions to qualify as subcompact urban vehicles and will be considerably less expensive than current crossovers in the lineup. Given Jaguar’s nomenclature, the A-Pace will be the new entry level Jag with the B-Pace sitting just above it.