The UK carmaker Jaguar plans to present its first electric SUV to the public as soon as by 2017. There is already information that the novelty will debut under the E-Pace name. The guests at the Paris Motor Show will be the first to meet the concept versions of the car.
In the coming years, the number of electric SUVs will rapidly increase. The Audi Q6, which will be launched very soon, and the recently released Tesla Model X should be remembered. In general, vehicles with electric motors in the premium segment are considered to be a new trend.
For a reason, the future mass production is unanimously predicted for the Porsche Mission concept car. The E-Pace model will be the Jaguar’s first production car with an electric motor.
Fresh Information about the Car Exterior
According to the manufacturer, the appearance of a demo version of the car will have a lot to do with the existing automotive series, but, of course, the manufacturer adds some personality traits in it. Thus, one should wait for a gorgeous exterior, made according to the latest fashion trends. There is no information regarding to the interior.
If taking an experimental model as an example, the novelty can get an electric motor for each wheel pair. They will generate about 300 hp of the total maximum power. Lithium-ion battery is designed to deliver 70 kW / h. There is a possible fact, that the top-end version of the car will be equipped with four electric motors.
It became known from some of the sources that engineers will install all this “wealth” on the Land Rover Discovery Sport platform (significantly upgraded EUCD of D8 platform).
In September, the manufacturer unveiled a self-propelled electric Concept BEV platform, being a basis for the new electric Jaguar Land Rover cars.
More detailed technical data is expected to be disclosed by the representatives of the company management at the Paris Motor Show this year.
The new car will apparently be produced at the Magna Steyr factory in Graz (Australia), as there is information that the Jaguar Land Rover automotive company has already signed a contract for the future cooperation with the manufacturer, but yet the cars, described in the agreement, are kept as a secret.
Dimensions of the New Electric Car from Jaguar
The specific dimensions of the E-Pace model are currently unknown, but the one thing is clear, they will be a little less than that of the F-Pace version. The British automotive company will make every effort to reduce the air flow resistance coefficient for greater performance on the road.
The price for the new car has been announced, it will be equal to approximately 41 000 USD. The manufacturer plans to sell about 20 000 cars for the first 12 months. That is the very number of sales needed to return all the company expenditures.
According to the top officials of the British automaker, it has become known that the electric car will be the image model. The realization of such projects is, first of all, required for the vehicles with traditional powertrains to better fit the more severe environment.
It should be noted, that eco-friendly Jaguar crossover will be the second model of the SUV-class, manufactured by this brand. The well known F-Pace turned out to be the first produced crossover, which has instantly become famous among the fans of the brand all over the world.
Summing up, it should be said, that in the future the Jaguar manufacturer will release a great modern SUV with impressive technical specification. Lately, more and more companies produce cars with electric motors. Motorists are interested and willing to buy such kind of models; it can be even noticed that electric cars are in demand on the world market. We’ll see whether the SUV becomes popular, waiting for the first reviews.