• The Jaguar XJ is Dead, and The Rest of the Lineup Might Follow

Jaguar plans big changes in the near future

With the increasing expansion of electric vehicles, more and more car companies are rethinking their strategies. One of the latest cases is Jaguar. The esteemed car manufacturer from Great Britain will be making a complete transition to electric propulsion in the coming years. This means that some of our favorite models from Jaguar will undoubtedly face extinction, starting with the flagship sedan – XJ. What does this mean for the rest of the brand’s current lineup? How much of it will be left and what can we expect in the future?

The Jaguar XJ is Dead, and The Rest of the Lineup Might Follow
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The brand has already announced its new strategy, under the slogan “Reimagine Jaguar”, which is meant to transform Jaguar into an EV-only luxury brand, in just five years’ time. This means that, after 2025, Jaguar will no longer offer vehicles, powered by internal combustion engines.

Unfortunately, their future plans do not include a large executive sedan, which means the end of the XJ.

The model will go down in history as one of the most engaging executive sedans ever produced. That’s not all, however. A similar fate might be in store for the rest of Jaguar’s internal combustion engine-powered models since the brand will unveil an all-new exclusive EV architecture.

The Jaguar XJ is Dead, and The Rest of the Lineup Might Follow
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It seems all future electric Jaguars will be based on a universal platform, which would further increase production efficiency. Moreover, the platform will be exclusive to Jaguar’s lineup. In fact, Jaguar-Land Rover (JLR) will invest £2.5 billion, or the equivalent of $3.48 billion in electrification and development of connected services.

The brand’s plans to rearrange its lineup will not have a negative impact on the people working in the industry, since the old JLR factories will still be put to use. In addition, the automaker is adamant that it will retain its production plants in the UK, as well as around the world.

Jaguar XJ specifications
XJ R-Sport & XJ R-Sport AWD  XJL Portfolio & XJ Portfolio AWD XJ Supercharged  XJL Supercharged XJR
Engine capacity (cc) 2,995 5,000 5,000
Cylinders Supercharged V6 Supercharged V8 Supercharged V8
Valves per cylinder 4; DOHC, variable inlet and exhaust cam timing 4; DOHC, variable inlet and exhaust cam timing 4; DOHC, variable inlet and exhaust cam timing
Bore/ stroke (mm) 84.5/ 89.0 92.5/ 93.0 92.5/ 93.0
Compression ratio 10.5:1 9.5:1 9.5:1
Fuel injection 150bar direct injection 150bar direct injection 150bar direct injection
Boosting system Twin-Vortex supercharger Twin-Vortex supercharger Twin-Vortex supercharger
Power 340 HP @ 6,500 RPM 470 HP @ 6,000-6,500 RPM 550 HP @ 6,000-6,500 RPM
Torque 332 LB-FT @ 3,500-5,000 RPM 424 LB-FT @ 2,000-5,500 RPM 680 LB-FT @ 3,500-4,000 RPM
Transmission RWD: ZF 8HP45 8-speed automatic / AWD: ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic
Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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