New details on Jaguar J-Pace emerge

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Words: Nile Bijoux
10 Apr 2018

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.

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