E-PACE ACHIEVES FIVE-STAR EURO NCAP RATING

The new Jaguar E-PACE has achieved a five-star Euro NCAP rating that confirms the hotly anticipated vehicle as among the safest on the market.

Jaguar’s first compact SUV keeps everyone safe with high scores of 86% for adult occupant protection, 87% for child occupant protection and 77% for pedestrian protection.

The E-PACE scored maximum points in the side barrier, as well as in the side and the frontal offset tests for child occupants. In the pedestrian tests, E-PACE scored highly, particularly for the protection of a pedestrian’s head in the event of a collision.

E-PACE features a comprehensive suite of standard safety systems, including Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. The advanced technology is able to detect a collision risk with cars or pedestrians in the road ahead and automatically apply the brakes.

“Safety is one of our core customer principles and so we’re delighted the Jaguar E-PACE has been recognised by Euro NCAP for its five-star safety credentials. The E-PACE will bring new customers to the Jaguar brand, particularly young families, so safety is an absolute priority and clearly we’ve delivered here. Combined with outstanding design and driving dynamics, the E-PACE is every bit a modern Jaguar”

Nick Rogers, Director Group Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover

By pairing advanced crash protection with active safety systems, E-PACE helps prevent accidents while providing superior passenger safety in the event of a collision.

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JAGUAR LAND ROVER HIGHLIGHTS THREE CATEGORIES WITHIN SVO

For the first time ever in North America, Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) presented vehicles in each of its three unique categories (SVAutobiography, SVX and SVR) with the debut of the new
2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography, Land Rover Discovery SVX and 2018 Range Sport SVR. The vehicles debuted at an exclusive customer preview at HD in downtown Los Angeles one night before display at the 2017 L.A. Auto Show.

The 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography epitomises the ultimate luxury driving while the Land Rover Discovery SVX showcases supreme off-road and unique design elements. Rounding out the SVO trio, the 2018 Range Sport SVR – which was showcased alongside the 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR – outstanding on-road performance and handling.

John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, said, “SVO creates vehicles of distinction. Special versions of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles that amplify characteristics of luxury, capability and performance. Our clients love the breadth of opportunities to own one a vehicle design, engineered and by SVO which also meets their precise lifestyle requirements.”

“SVO creates three distinct categories of special vehicles. SVAutobiography is the of peerless luxury, SVX is our new brand dedicated to all-action, all-terrain and SVR is the sign of thrilling performance in and Land Rover vehicles. We are proud to present a of exciting vehicles from SVO together in North America for the first time.”

With the Global Debut of the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography, Land Rover an unprecedented luxury SUV.

Showing the Jaguar SVO capabilities, the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and Jaguar XE SV Project 8 were also showcased at the event, with the Project 8 announced tonight as the world’s fastest four-door sedan, following a production-intent prototype’s record lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director said, “Jaguar is a performance brand and the F-TYPE SVR and XE SV Project 8 are two of the most powerful Jaguar vehicles that we’ve ever produced – and with the Nürburgring record we’re proud to have the fastest sedan in the world! Working with our Special Vehicle Operations team, we’re able to turn up the performance of our Jaguar vehicles to another level.”

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FOR THE TWR TEAM GUYS WHO MADE TWR JAGUAR SO SUCCESSFUL – WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

I know a lot of the TWR Engineers I met back in the days when Jaguar won Spa, Bathurst, Le Mans, Daytona, two World Sportscar Championships and more are members of our Facebook family, and recently they have been having a bit of reunion on social media on their own site.

I have therefore scanned a load of photos I took then, have in the Jaguar Magazine archive, and highlight those blokes at the pointy end who were mostly ignored by printed media as it was back then.  The late Andrew Whyte was a mentor, and he loved to feature those vitally important people.

So here they are – from Bathurst in 1985 and most of the way through into the 90s.

Can you identify team members from these shots which include the amazing Le Mans wins in 1988 and 1990?

Great times indeed and they need to be matched again – Le Mans is IT for Jaguar.  I love the thought of electric power where ever that takes racing – but it is about Le Mans – the race.

Go right to the end of this post to see all the pics.

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JAGUAR LAUNCHES LIMITED ‘ LOVE EDITION’ XEL IN CHINA – China Daily

Chinese car brands love to launch weird celebrity-endorsed special editions of their cheaper cars. It is however very rare for a foreign premium-car maker to do such a thing. But Jaguar did! And how!

Jaguar is launching an XEL Love Edition, complete with an androgyn celebrity.

 

The XEL Love Edition celebrates the launch of the Jaguar XEL (usually referred to as the XE L), the long-wheelbase version of the Jaguar XE sedan, which is made in China by the Chery-JLR joint venture. The slogan for the Jaguar XEL Love Edition is: Love Is XEL.

 

So who is this little cherry? The endorsing celebrity is called William Chan. William is a singer and actor from the former British colony Hong Kong, a nice match for the formerly British brand Jaguar. William Chan was born in 1985 and started his career with a boy band called Sun Boy’z. Enough said.

 

Jaguar has a timer on its website showing the days we still have to wait for the XEL Love Edition. Would you wish time would go faster? Well, maybe not, because you would have to hurry even more; as the XEL Love Edition isn’t just some edition, oh no, it is a…. limited edition!

Yes. They will only make 100 of them.

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PROJECT 8 – FAST FOUR DOOR AROUND NURBURGRING – AND COMING TO LA AUTO SHOW

Jaguar’s SVO-developed XE SV Project 8 is now the world’s fastest four-door car, following a production-intent prototype’s record lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The incredible time of 7min 21.23sec is nearly 11 seconds quicker than the previous fastest sedan around the legendary 20.8km German circuit and puts the 441kW Project 8 ahead of some of the world’s fastest two-door coupés and supercars.

Mark Stanton, SVO Director, said: “The SVO design and engineering team’s mission was to create the most track-focused road-legal Jaguar in history – not only the fastest, but also the most agile. As a result, only the roof and front door skins of Project 8’s body are carried-over unaltered from XE and 75 per cent of its mechanical hardware is new. This astonishing Nürburgring Nordschleife record validates the success of such extensive changes.”

John Edwards, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director, added: “SVO exists to push the boundaries of performance, luxury and all-terrain capability. The hand-assembled XE SV Project 8 takes that principle to the limit, extracting supercar-beating performance from Jaguar’s most compact four-door sedan. The Nürburgring Nordschleife record underlines our commitment to deliver the most extreme Jaguar ever to Project 8 clients, who will soon experience this sensational sedan for themselves.”

Now the world’s fastest four-door car has sped from the record books to the Jaguar stand at the LA Auto Show.

It will one segment of Jaguar Land Rover’s huge displays at the show which begins of Friday.

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