By the end of next year Jaguar Land Rover will start production of three new all-electric models. On it informs the British edition Autocar, citing its own sources.
All three products will be produced at the plant in castle Bromwich. Last summer, removing the production of XJ, the company announced the intention to fully convert the plant to electric vehicles. In fact, one of them will be the new Jaguar XJ, which we’ve already seen on the tests. It is expected that the design will achieve by the end of this year, the first cars will gather in the spring.
The other two electric cars – a crossovers: the great Jaguar J-Pace and mysterious Land Rover model, known so far only under the symbol Road Rover. All three cars will be built on a new platform MLA (Modular Longitudal Architecture), designed for different types of power plants. Earlier it was reported that the electric vehicles on the MLA will be equipped with batteries with a capacity of 90.2 per kilowatt-hour, which will provide a range of 470 miles. The platform plug-in hybrids will get the battery pack with a capacity of 13.1 per kilowatt-hour, which is enough for about 50 km.
MLA will also underpin the next Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Discovery. With the future of the sports car F-Type “Jaguar” is not yet defined: there are different points of view on what exactly it should be replaced. The same is true for families XE and XF, which can not boast of outstanding sales. Besides, now these models are assembled just in castle Bromwich, so after transformation of the plant production potential successors will have to move somewhere else. Finally, the current I electrocreaser Jaguar-Pace will retain its unique architecture and residence in Graz in Austria.