Jaguar XJ ends production run, next XJ will be an EV
Jaguar XJ has reached its end of life as last one rolls off the assembly line
Jaguar is killing off its flagship, the Jaguar XJ. Not for good obviously. The XJ will return as a flagship EV. Jaguar recently commemorated 50 years of the XJ’s life in production with the special edition Jaguar XJ50.
Jaguar is calling for a giga-scale electric vehicle production plant to be set up in the UK. This, the company says, will take Britain to the leading edge of EV production. It will also save thousands of Jobs. Currently, the country and the car-maker looms in the uncertainty of the condition of the industry post Brexit.
Its a matter of time to see the effects though. Jaguar currently makes the E-Pace and I-Pace crossover in their EV lineup.
Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The future of mobility is electric and, as a visionary British company, we are committed to making our next generation of zero-emission vehicles in the UK. We are co-locating our electric vehicle manufacture, Electronic Drive Units, and battery assembly to create a powerhouse of electrification in the Midlands.”
BMW has refreshed its 7-Series flagship sedan, whereas the 2020 Mercedes S-Class is already spied in development. It will be interesting to see how the flagship Jag puts up a fight as an EV.