Jaguar announced at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show that the next generation of the XJ luxury saloon will be launched as an all-electric car. The British automobile manufacturer also gave a sneak peek of what the car will look like.
The XJ all-electric will be developed to compete against Tesla’s Model S and the recently showcased BMW EQS. The all-electric XJ is expected to borrow its powertrain from the company’s first all-electric model, the I-PACE.
Jaguar has equipped the I-PACE with one motor on each axle. This will make a combined output of 400 PS of maximum power and 696 Nm of peak torque giving the car a 0-100 km/h time of 4.8 seconds and a top speed over 200 km/h. The current-gen XJ is equipped with a 3-litre, V6 diesel engine which makes 305 PS of maximum power and 689 Nm of peak torque.
The company also gave a glimpse of the upcoming all-electric saloon, which indicates that the car will get a complete overhaul for its new generation. It is also expected that the car will receive connected tail lamps among other updates.
Jaguar Land Rover is gearing up for the launch of a hybrid SUV under the Land Rover lineup.
His legacy will live on forever in today’s and future Jaguar cars, and he achieved vast greatness in his lifetime.
September 4, 2019 is the anniversary in 1901 of Jaguar’s founder and head Sir William Lyons’ birth. He came into the world in Blackpool, the seaside holiday playground city he founded his business in.
So happy 118th birthday Sir William – wherever you are. I am sure you are pleased to see your marque continuing to thrive, and you would approve of its current ownership and growth because you never looked backwards.
It is thrilling for us to get stories like the one we have just received from Laurie O’Neill, long time Sydney car collector and the man who bought XDK540 D-Type from whisky family heiress Betty Haig and brought it to Australia.
It is one of two D-Types converted to XK-SS by the factory post the fire which stopped any more examples of the supercar model being built officially.
Laurie’s priceless words will be in our coming edition, but here in the meanwhile is a photo of the car when owned in Melbourne by Colin Hyams – and with Jimmy Clark beind the wheel and Jackie Stewart beside him.