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Jaguar Land Rover Classic is presenting an electric-powered Jaguar E-type at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest, which opens to the public on 8 September in London. The car, known as E-type Zero, has been restored and converted at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Coventry, not far from where the E-type was born.
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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.
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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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