Meet the bold and in your face newest XJ-R. We picked it up with less than 300 kilometres on the clock, and will bring you our extensive report in the coming edition after putting it through its paces. It is exciting though I can already promise.
More than that though, we fittingly also commemorate 25 years of Jaguar’s R models, and stack the new supercharged V8 X351 alongside the first ever supercharged Jaguar, the X300 six cylinder classic for a comparison.
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Jaguar Land Rover’s £1bn Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) celebrated production of its first Ingenium petrol engine, which will debut in vehicles later in the summer. The inaugural petrol engines mark the completion of the first phase of the EMC; a fully flexible, state-of-the-art manufacturing plant that now serves Jaguar Land Rover’s three UK vehicle plants.
Hailed as the most significant new automotive manufacturing facility in the UK in the last decade. Production of the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol Ingenium engine, adds to its line-up, which also includes the ultra-low emission 2.0-litre 150PS, 163PS and 240PS four-cylinder diesel engines.
Full details in our coming edition.
Jaguar has made no secret that it was coming, and this is barely a disguise but here is proof of the newest XF Sportbrake.
The second half the year is looking like a big one for Jaguar with lots of new models and update including this one and the E-Pace – a smaller F-Pace.
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The all-electric I-Pace SUV due for 2018 is pitched as a turnaround car.
It delivers 400 horsepower and battery life is 186,000 miles. The I-Pace will be built by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria. Jaguar could launch a roomier, three-row version featuring a larger energy pack.
The E-Pace will make its debut in September at the Frankfurt show.
The next-generation XJ sedan, due in 2019, was planned to be an all-electric vehicle but there’s been a change of heart. “We thought long and hard about this,” admits an insider, “but the world may not yet be ready for a second EV from Jaguar.”
Under consideration now is a matrix architecture that packages internal combustion, plug-in hybrid, and pure electric powertrains. Design chief Ian Callum’s team initially pitched a sporty coupelike concept, but top management favors an elegant, long-wheelbase, three-box sedan aimed at China and the U.S. For the plug-in hybrid model, a 335-hp version of the new 2.0-litre Ingenium four-cylinder gasoline engine, supported by a 134-hp electric motor, is likely.
The next-generation F-Type, due for 2020, is the last of the new Jaguar cars on the immediate horizon. The coupe/roadster twins will grow in size to deliver more cabin space and will introduce new infotainment and connectivity features.
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DOUBLE WIN FOR JAGUAR F-PACE
2017 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR
2017 WORLD CAR DESIGN OF THE YEAR
The Road to World Car journey ended with the declaration of a double win for Jaguar Land Rover Limited. The JAGUAR F-PACE won the 2017 World Car Design of the Year award as well as the overall 2017 World Car of the Year.
Dr Ralf Speth, CEO Jaguar Land Rover said: “The F-PACE was designed and engineered as a performance SUV with exceptional dynamics, everyday usability and bold design. Winning these two awards endorses the talent and great work of our teams that have delivered the world’s most practical sports car and Jaguar’s fastest selling vehicle.”
The JAGUAR F-PACE was chosen from an initial entry list of 23 vehicles from all over the world, then a short list of ten, then three finalists as announced in Geneva last month: the Audi Q5, the Jaguar F-PACE and the Volkswagen Tiguan