Jaguar Commits To Two (Sedan + SUV) Upscale, Luxury Electric Cars

8 months ago by Eric Loveday 17

 Jaguar XJ_e Extended-Range Electric Concept

Jaguar XJ_e Extended-Range Electric Concept From Way Back In 2012

Jaguar C-X17 concept

Jaguar C-X17 concept

Jaguar has announced that it’ll begin development on a pair of long-range luxury electric cars slated for release by 2018 or so.

As Automobile reports:

“[Jaguar] will build two upscale EVs: one designed to ultimately replace the XJ sedan, the other a premium SUV.”

“Codenamed X590, the large luxury EV is said to be a breathtaking four-door coupe with a rear hatch.”

There’s little information on either vehicle at this point in time, but we do know that the X590 will be AWD, meaning that it should be positioned to directly compete with the Tesla Model S, though it’ll be like 7 years late to market.

Automobile adds:

“Jaguar will buy batteries and electric motors from leading third party systems suppliers…”

As for the electric SUV, that’s slated for production 2019. Automobile has this to say of the electric Jaguar SUV:

“Originally planned as a Range Rover, it’s changed brands, but not its mission: “Although it looks sleek, modern and aerodynamically efficient, this model will be rated as an SUV in North-America. All the SUV-defining hard points are there in place.”

The SUV will reportedly be available in both RWD and AWD setups and should compete with the Tesla Model X.

According to a source close to the matter, production volume for the X590 could be as high as 30,000 units a year, while production estimates for the electric SUV are up to 50,000 annually.

Source: Automobile

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17 responses to "Jaguar Commits To Two (Sedan + SUV) Upscale, Luxury Electric Cars"

  1. Kdawg says:

    How can they “begin” now and be delivering in 2018? 2 year turnaround.. sure.

    1. bogdan says:

      they probably made same announcement in 2010 and forgot to update the delivery schedule

    2. tftf says:

      Jaguar had plans and prototypes for 1-2 years already, see older articles.

      They just didn’t talk about it that much publicly (what Tesla does so well instead of delivering on time…).

  2. Rob Stark says:

    So Jaguar has ~7GWh/year of lithium-ion batteries lined up?

  3. John says:

    I’ll take my C-X17 in black.
    Thanks.

  4. Aaron says:

    (Editor note: The word “it’ll” is very difficult for non-native English speakers to read and comprehend. It has been used several times in previous articles. Consider expanding contractions, like “it’ll”, to their component words “it will”.)

    1. Bone says:

      I’m non native and I don’t have any problem with it’ll. It’s very common contraction. Tisn’t difficult like “tisn’t”

      1. ffbj says:

        Who says tis’nt anymore? Hardly used in the U.S. at all though tis still used in Britain. It’s an archaic form, an abbreviation of it is, tis, or tis’nt, it is not.

      2. Ambulator says:

        Thank you for standing up for it’ll.

        ‘Tisn’t is rare, but difficult? Maybe if you don’t know what ’tis means. It does seem difficult to spell correctly (I looked it up).

    2. Terawatt says:

      It’ll be fun to ignore your advice. 😉

  5. MDEV says:

    Jaguar owner of several models for 10+ years, great cars but the management is not committed to change their petrol heads. I do not believe one word of their plans.

    1. Terawatt says:

      You missed a letter. Surely it should read “great scars”.

  6. speculawyer says:

    “Jaguar Commits To Two (Sedan + SUV) Upscale, Luxury Electric Cars”

    So they decided to clone the Model S and Model X. LOL!

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    1. Rightofthepeople says:

      Tis indeed.

  7. wavelet says:

    Unclear from the article: Are those BEVs or PHEVs?

    1. Martin Winlow says:

      Yes, well you never can tell with InsideEVs!

    2. Stephen Hodges says:

      BEV’s, but with a gas tank for the nostalgia:-)