Jaguar to launch hybrid vehicles by 2013?
Running on a hybrid has become an increasingly frequent option for a lot of car owners these days and with auto makers being quick to realize that the nature of the industry is now evolving, more and more of them are now launching hybrids in favor of fuel guzzling vehicles. And according to a recent report, it looks like those cats from Jaguar are getting ready to pounce on the hybrid market real soon.
According to Car Magazine, Jaguar will launch a hybrid in 2013 or 2014. Details are still a little sketchy, but it looks like the company’s hybrid specs will carry a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine, a 35 kW (47 hp / 48 PS) electric motor, and an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.
On their end, Peter Richings, Jaguar and Land Rover’s chief hybrid engineer, has said that when the time comes that they begin the process of building hybrid vehicles, they’re going to be looking at fitting a hybridized transmission on just about any vehicle in the Jaguar fleet that doesn’t fall under the X-Type.
Of course, considering Jaguar is no longer making the X-type, it really doesn’t matter if the hybrid technology can work as easily in its setup. Unless, Jaguar is thinking of bringing the X-type back in the future.
Source: Car Magazine