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New Jaguar XJ and Road Rover BEVs to launch in 2019

Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:59 pm

JLR heads considerably upmarket from the I-Pace, for its next BEV launches.

New Road Rover model to launch in 2019

New Land Rover model line will kick off with an electric-powered XJ-sized luxury vehicle

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will stun the automotive world by launching a new model line, the Road Rover, before the end of the decade, Autocar can reveal.

The first production vehicle will be a premium all-electric model, aimed primarily at markets such as California in the US and China.

The first Road Rover is understood to be a Mercedes-Benz S-Class rival in terms of outright luxury and interior craftsmanship but with some 'all-terrain' capability. The car will also be tuned for impressive on-road dynamic performance, taking advantage of the potential delivered by electric motors.

The car could make its public debut at the Los Angeles motor show in late 2019, with sales starting soon after. Prices are expected to be pegged at around £90,000 for the top-line versions.

...Autocar understands that the first Road Rover model is being developed in parallel with the next-generation XJ. The underlying structure for both of these vehicles is a new-generation aluminium architecture that can accommodate both battery packs and piston engines.

It's thought that the new XJ and the Road Rover will both be pure-electric vehicles with twin electric motors and on-demand all-wheel drive...

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/indu ... aunch-2019
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