By B. O’Hare
The revised and all-electric Jaguar XJ has been delayed until late next year, according to The Sunday Times. The hold up appears to be due to multiple factors, the main of which probably being COVID-19 and it’s economic consequences.
When it does arrive in the second half of 2021, the XJ EV will do battle with the likes of the Tesla Model S as well as the upcoming BMW i7 and Mercedes EQS. Pricing should start at around $100,000 whilst range should be in the 300-350 miles per charge region. The new XJ will be the first vehicle to use JLR’s ‘Modular Longitudinal Architecture’ (MLA) – a complex platform which can accommodate both ICE and EV powertrains.
Rumors are also suggesting the XJ EV will feature four electric motors (one on each wheel) which would mean immense power and performance. Regardless, we’re anticipating at least 500bhp as standard and a sub 4.5 second 0-60 mph time. As well as being a strong performer, like any XJ expect fantastic comfort and quality too. Jag’s partnership with Waymo could also mean the XJ EV will come with Level 2 autonomy, but we’ll have to wait and see. Thoughts? Feel free to let us know what you make of what you’ve heard so far in the replies section below.