The long-awaited electrical substitute for the Jaguar XJ has been written out of the corporate’s long-term technique because it seems to transition to an electric-only luxurious model from 2025.

In accordance with Jaguar Land Rover’s daring new Reimagine plan to rework the corporate’s fortunes, Jaguar will bear “a renaissance to emerge as a pure-electric luxurious model with a dramatically lovely new portfolio of emotionally partaking designs and pioneering next-generation applied sciences”. 

The electrical XJ – first previewed practically two years in the past and noticed a number of instances in superior highway testing – “won’t type a part of the line-up”.

JLR mentioned: “Following a radical know-how evaluate in opposition to the exponential change within the automotive trade, we concluded that the deliberate XJ substitute doesn’t match with our imaginative and prescient for a reimaged Jaguar model.

“We’ve made the powerful determination that it’s going to not type a part of the line-up, because the model seems to understand its distinctive potential.”

The Reimagine technique does recommend that the XJ title might be retained to be used on one in every of Jaguar’s new solely electrical fashions. The model will use its personal bespoke EV structure, separate from the 2 new platforms deliberate for its Land Rover sister model, as a part of a transfer to provide the 2 manufacturers disparate personalities. 

The information of the XJ’s cancellation comes with the affirmation that JLR is “not discontinuing present merchandise and doesn’t plan to cease manufacturing of any current fashions early”. Nonetheless, Thierry Bolloré has confirmed that the Fort Bromwich facility, the place it will have been produced, can be repurposed after the fashions at the moment in manufacturing are phased out. It has but to be revealed what the plant can be used for as a substitute. 

Jaguar’s new EV platform can be constructed alongside Land Rover’s MLA structure at JLR’s Solihull manufacturing facility. 

It is unknown whether or not Jaguar will search to launch a flagship electrical luxurious saloon to interchange the scrapped XJ, but it surely did observe: “We’re speaking about automobiles which can be obtainable from 2025 onwards, when the trade gained’t essentially be outlined by the identical segments.”

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