Jaguar-Land Rover EV future teased
At a press conference on April 19, JLR reaffirmed its commitment to the controversial Reimagine strategy by confirming some initial details of the proposed EV range to be produced under the Jaguar brand.
First to be revealed will be a four-door GT, priced at £100,000 and boasting some optimistic figures: power output higher than any previous Jaguar and a range of 430 miles are claimed, while it’s also been reported that the brief includes the ability to add 200 miles of range in 15 minutes.
JLR has yet to release official images of the car, which will be built in Solihull on a standalone platform dubbed JEA – Jaguar Electrified Architecture. JLR promises more details later in the year, with the first prototypes running next year and the first customer deliveries in 2025.
“We have radically reimagined Jaguar as a modern luxury brand. The key to Jaguar’s transformation is that the designs convey that they are a copy of nothing,” commented the firm’s Chief Creative Officer Jerry McGovern.
The drivetrain for the new wave of electrified JLR models will be supplied by the site in Wolverhampton which currently produces the Ingenium engine. Reflecting the shift to EV, the site will be renamed Electric Propulsion Manufacturing Centre.
It’s also been confirmed that the historic Castle Bromwich plant will see its stamping facility expanded to provide body parts for the new models, although the future remains in question for the rest of the site.