AWD Electric Jaguar SUV Coming In 2017?
Contradictory news on Jaguar’s electric future comes from different outlets.
Automotive News’ interview with Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth shows that the automaker’s near- term future will be EVless, but then Autocar expects a long-range electric crossover/SUV, and now speculates on an electric SUV with four-motor AWD and 300 miles (500 km) range in 2017:
“An all-electric Jaguar SUV will be revealed next year before going on sale in 2017 – and Autocar has learned that some of the most flamboyant styling touches of the C-X75 hypercar concept will be used on the new model as the firm seeks to ensure that it stands apart from rivals.”
The price tag is expected to be around £60,000 ($90,000, but expect it to be lower in the U.S., as prices in Europe always are higher).
Aluminium architecture comes from XE and F-Pace. C-X75 hypercar styling touches? Hmm…sounds interesting.
We don’t find the news of a premium auto maker switching to plug-in platforms in the future too surprising, but if there is anything shaky about the Autocar report, it is the release date – 2017 just isn’t that far off, and if there is one thing we have realized following electric cars…they don’t ever arrive as quickly as we would like.