Who’d have thought Cadillac and Jaguar would have so much in common? Once paramount luxury brands that lost their respective ways around the same time, floundered with one not-good-enough product after another, and have several failed reboots on their résumés. Given one last chance by their parent companies to get it together, both committed to all-electric lineups. And both have made it clear they’re targeting the super-luxe demo, with Bentley the marque
Autocar calims to have a few more details out of Jaguar HQ about what’s to come. The product lineup has been guesswork to now. Autocar says it’s going to be “a trio of … electric sports crossovers.” If that’s the case, that means the F-Type puts an end to Jaguar’s run of sporty, luxurious coupes — for a spell, at least. According to the report, the new range starts with a model around the size of the Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo
There’s no info on the middle sibling. The flagship is anticipated to start around £120,000. Two motors and all-wheel-drive would be the default powertrain, prices hitting £200,000 ($241,016 U.S.) for SVR models.
The aim is to earn comfortable profit selling no more than 60,000 vehicles globally per year. Automotive News
Whatever kinds of Jaguars open the battery-electric account, they’ll be built on the firm’s new Panthera platform. The automaker worked with Magna, which builds the I-Pace in Austria, on the Panthera platform, and is working with chip maker Nvidia on integrating the maximum processing power into Jaguar’s EVA electric platform. The final products are supposed to possess 800-volt architectures, tons of cloud computing power, and plenty of autonomous driving capability.
Demonstrating one analyst’s assessment that “premiumness [is] indivisible from greenness,” engineers and designers have focused on maximizing sustainable content. The platform will incorporate recycled aluminum, the “Carpets made from wool, silk and recycled fabrics,” plus “ceramics, stone and glass trimming.”
Prototypes will hit the roads in the next couple of months wearing Range Rover Sport
Until then, everyone must make do with special editions of current Jaguars. Collins said designers are putting together more specials like the F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 (pictured), “including with the XF and XE, which will be back soon,” as well as a 75th anniversary celebration focused on the F-Type.