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    Rumorpile: Jaguar Goes Electric, XK Replacement Canned


    • The cat will soon be electrified!

    What does the future of Jaguar's lineup look like? According to Automobile Magazine, expect EVs and no replacement for the XK Coupe and Convertible.

     

    Let's begin with the EVs. First up is a replacement for the XJ known under the codename of X590. The report says X590 will be a four-door coupe with a liftback (something like an Audi A7). This is a compromise between infighting with Jaguar Land Rover boss Ralf Speth (wanted a three-box design to replace the XJ) and Jaguar design chief Ian Callum (wanted a big coupe). The underpinnings is a new architecture that is capable of handling the hardware needed for autonomous technologies. All-wheel drive will come standard.

     

    The plan is to have X590 possibly launch in 2018, beating models that are expected from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. While Jaguar hopes this model is a success, the current XJ will be sold alongside it for a time in case it flops. (Secretly, we're hoping there is a new XJ coming as well.)

     

    Following a year later will be an electric SUV. Now this isn't an electrified version of the F-Pace. According to the report, this model was originally going to be a Range Rover before becoming a Jaguar.

     

    “Although it looks sleek, modern and aerodynamically efficient, this model will be rated as an SUV in North-America. All the SUV-defining hard points are there in place,” said a source about the design.

     

    This model will be offered with the choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, and three different battery packs.

     

    The plan is to build around 20,000 to 30,000 X590s, and 30,000 to 50,000 of the new SUV.

     

    We should also mention the replacement for the XK has canceled, most likely due to Jaguar's electric ambitions. We know the replacement would have used a stretched version of the F-Type's platform.

     

    Source: Automobile Magazine

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    Sounds like a plan to compete with Tesla head on and just move to the Torque Monster EV's as default standard for all auto's.

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    Electric vehicle sales have stagnated like an old tire full of water turned brown and teeming with mosquito larvae.  This fits perfectly with Jaguar's place in the automotive scheme of things.

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    Electric vehicle sales have stagnated like an old tire full of water turned brown and teeming with mosquito larvae.  This fits perfectly with Jaguar's place in the automotive scheme of things.

    Like all those 50-65 year olds with masters, doctorates and PHDs that are unemployed as they feel they do not have to change, continue to learn and move forward, the fact is EV's will not replace petro immediately, but climate change is real and even the arabs who are pushing education to build other industries outside of Oil know we are in the final decades of it's use. Countries are going to push to find a way to clean up emissions and while battery production is just another form of Greenhouse gas compared to petrol, EVs does make city living especially far better. For one that works in the auto industry, I would expect you to take a more embracing role as accidents will happen and you will still have work as long as you learn about the EVs so your shop can work on them.

     

    Jaguar's place could be a leading one if they do it right for style, design and performance plus range. This could make them a player rather than a fading footnote in history.

     

    Change is inevitable and just like all the spraying going on to kill the mosquito larvae to prevent Zitka, petros days are numbered

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    Electric vehicle sales have stagnated like an old tire full of water turned brown and teeming with mosquito larvae.  This fits perfectly with Jaguar's place in the automotive scheme of things.

    Like all those 50-65 year olds with masters, doctorates and PHDs that are unemployed as they feel they do not have to change, continue to learn and move forward, the fact is EV's will not replace petro immediately, but climate change is real and even the arabs who are pushing education to build other industries outside of Oil know we are in the final decades of it's use. Countries are going to push to find a way to clean up emissions and while battery production is just another form of Greenhouse gas compared to petrol, EVs does make city living especially far better. For one that works in the auto industry, I would expect you to take a more embracing role as accidents will happen and you will still have work as long as you learn about the EVs so your shop can work on them.

     

    Jaguar's place could be a leading one if they do it right for style, design and performance plus range. This could make them a player rather than a fading footnote in history.

     

    Change is inevitable and just like all the spraying going on to kill the mosquito larvae to prevent Zitka, petros days are numbered

     

    I don't owe you an explanation.  You assume that because I am anti-electrification that I haven't kept up my industry training.

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    Electric vehicle sales have stagnated like an old tire full of water turned brown and teeming with mosquito larvae.  This fits perfectly with Jaguar's place in the automotive scheme of things.

    Like all those 50-65 year olds with masters, doctorates and PHDs that are unemployed as they feel they do not have to change, continue to learn and move forward, the fact is EV's will not replace petro immediately, but climate change is real and even the arabs who are pushing education to build other industries outside of Oil know we are in the final decades of it's use. Countries are going to push to find a way to clean up emissions and while battery production is just another form of Greenhouse gas compared to petrol, EVs does make city living especially far better. For one that works in the auto industry, I would expect you to take a more embracing role as accidents will happen and you will still have work as long as you learn about the EVs so your shop can work on them.

     

    Jaguar's place could be a leading one if they do it right for style, design and performance plus range. This could make them a player rather than a fading footnote in history.

     

    Change is inevitable and just like all the spraying going on to kill the mosquito larvae to prevent Zitka, petros days are numbered

     

    I don't owe you an explanation.  You assume that because I am anti-electrification that I haven't kept up my industry training.

     

    Hello Ocnblu, I am making a generalization in regards to learning. I know you have been attending training to keep your skills updated. I am just pointing out that I disagree with your own statement you posted about what Jaguar is doing.

     

    Have a great day! :)

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