Jaguar J-Pace and Land Rover “Road Rover” as electric SUVs in work

Jaguar J-Pace and Land Rover

According to Autocar, Jaguar Land Rover Plant to rebuild a plant in the UK for the production of three new electromodies, including the already confirmed XJ sedan and two SUVs. One of them should come from Land Rover to the street. Already in August 2019, we reported that Jaguar Land Rover will make investment in the amount of several hundred million pounds in the production of electric vehicles in the United Kingdom. Now you get more concrete.

The money will prepare the Castle Bromwich plant for the construction of electric cars. The first E-car is 2020 the Jaguar XJ from the band, which is developed by the same expert team from designers and product developers, which have already subscribed for the i-pace (podcast / test report). The same work will also build the Jaguar J-Pace – an electrical SUV that will lie above the current i-pace in the Jaguar product range. Furthermore, the Land Rover model, which is designed according to Autocar is designated as “Road Rover”, should also run from the band.

In addition, in mid-2019, JLR worked on a new E-platform. This is said to be the basis for a “big SUV and a large premium sedan”, as the automaker announced. The so-called modular longitudinal architecture, shortly MLA, will be adapted for pure electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid drives in the future. The light platform should then finally replace the five platforms that the company is currently using. On this platform, the J-Pace, the XJ and the “Road Rover” are created by Land Rover.

The same platform should also be used for the next generation of Land Rover Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Discovery, as reported. Land Rover will focus on plug-in hybrid drives in these SUVs to meet the stricter European emission standards, the report. Little is known about the J-PACE and the “Road Rover”, but the J-PACE may be sold both with combustion (possibly hybrid) and with electric drive. Meanwhile, the i-Pace will continue to be built in Austria and has a normal life cycle according to Autocar.

In order to support the efforts of Jaguar Land Rover, develop new electric cars, the British Government has promised the automaker a loan guarantee of 500 million English pounds (about 553 million euros).

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