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Everything we know about the new 2021 Jaguar XJ

It was confirmed in 2019 that a brand new, all-electric Jaguar XJ was to be released in 2021, and reports say the new EV is huge. As CAR magazine revealed back in 2018 (something that has since been confirmed by Jaguar) the new all-electric Jaguar XJ is going to be produced at Jaguar Land Rover’s site in Castle Bromwich.

We can confirm that this is a very exciting time to be a Jaguar Land Rover fan.

This car is making history for the brand, as it will become the first car built using the new MLA platform, which is also due to inform designs of future Jaguar J-Pace SUV and next-generation Range Rovers too. Whilst Jaguar Land Rover’s ‘e-XJ’ would purely be an EV, Jaguar hasn’t yet confirmed that they will be adding combustion engines further down the line with other models. Regardless, Jaguar fans can expect a choice of rear or all-wheel drives, depending on the model spec, cost of vehicle and, ultimately, their target market.

The new electric vehicle is expected to launch in 2021, with the team that developed the I-Pace leading on both design and engineering. According to various sources, the cars defining features include a heavily raked roofline, short rear deck, all-new light designs and a lengthy rear overhang. It’s also possible that the Jaguar XJ will don a similar trapezoidal grille to the I-PACE, whilst a long bonnet and high waistline aren’t dissimilar features to those of what we know from XJs.

We know that Jaguar’s famed tagline of ‘Grace, Space and Pace’ is very much honoured with this new model. The all-wheel-drive that the XJ possesses is known to be driven by four top of the range electric motors, served by a powerful 100kWh floor-mounted battery pack. Each motor could potentially rally as much as 200bhp, meaning the 2021 Jaguar XJ promises to live up to the ‘Pace’ promise. We know Jaguar, and we know that the quality of the ride, the refinement of the model and high-design are to be spotlighted just as much as the speed of the vehicle.

For those who want in but are looking for a different entry point, have no fear. We understand that single motor versions will also be offered. This brings the price point down and is expected to be especially popular in places where an all-wheel drive is not deemed vital for the driver.

Jaguar’s willingness to think outside of the box when it comes to electric cars was proven with the I-PACE. With a brand new technologically-advanced, powerful and sleek vehicle on the horizon, we think that 2021 is going to be an enormously successful year for Jaguar Land Rover and this new generation of EVs.

This is great news for Jaguar Land Rover fans and car lovers alike. At Hatfields, we’re certainly excited to see what 2021 brings after such an uncertain and challenging 2020.

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  • Hatfields Land Rover Hull – 01482 645 413
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