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a large electric SUV competing with the Tesla Model X?

Following the first I-Pace test run in 2018, Jaguar is expected to launch a second all-electric SUV, the J-Pace, at best sometime in 2022.

Three years have passed since the launch of I-Pace. The crossover did receive an evolution in 2020, but it remains the only Jaguar electric vehicle. We will have to wait a bit longer, but a second SUV is emerging, a possible J-Pace that reveals Auto Express. The British media said the brand will produce this model at the Castle Bromwich factory, having received an investment of 1.1 billion euros, partly for electromobility.

If it’s still early to know the style, Auto Express try it with an illustration. It combines the proportions of F-Pace thermal with the aesthetic codes of I-Pace. Another media guess: the J-Pace would borrow the new MLA platform, common to the next electric Road Rover. It could allow battery capacities of up to 100 kWh.

These first information have enough to allow this electric J-Pace to compete with the Tesla Model X and the Audi e-tron 55. It is also arming itself against its next rivals, the BMW iX the Mercedes EQS SUV, respectively promised for 2021 and 2022. If the English site does not bring forward any date, we should not wait for this electric J-Pace before 2022.

Small Jaguars to come?

Jaguar is not going to stop at big electric SUVs. A large sedan will join the catalog in the fall of 2021 (at best) to replace the XJ which disappeared in 2019. If the surname XJ is in contention, it could recover the name I-Type according to some.

The brand’s in-house designer is also ready to work on more accessible models. “I would like to make cars smaller, more efficient and having all the qualities of Jaguar” Julian Thompson told Auto Express. According to our information, a compact Jaguar C-Type and a derivative SUV C-Pace were in the boxes, before their abandonment following the financial difficulties of 2019. Would they be back on the program?

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