New details on Jaguar J-Pace emerge
Surprise - Jaguar is pushing onwards with plans for another SUV to join the F, I and E-Pace.
Autocar UK recently reported that Jaguar is indeed working on an SUV to take on the Porsche Cayenne and Maserati Levante in the mid-size luxury SUV market.
The push isn’t exactly a shock, as the F-Pace is currently outselling the XE, XF and XJ sedans while the E-Pace is right behind the highest selling XE variant, the XE S.
The new SUV, tentatively called ‘J-Pace’, would have three rows of seats and share a platform with the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The Jag would be designed more for on-road activities, to distinguish it from the more rough-and-tumble Land Rover siblings.
A plug-in hybrid option will be available as well, with the rest of the line-up to be mild hybrid-enabled.
The report also mentioned the smaller F-Pace would receive a midlife update next year, adding a PHEV variant.
J-Pace is expected to launch in 2021, with the United States and China being key markets. A redesigned XJ with an electric powertrain is also on the cards for a launch next year.