Monday, February 6, 2023
News Electric Jag XJ, Range Rover Delayed by Pandemic

Electric Jag XJ, Range Rover Delayed by Pandemic

Electric XJ and Range Rover delayed, gas RR and RR Sport plus Defender 90 on track

  • Electric Jag sedan, Range Rover expected this fall

  • Other JLR models unaffected


While we had been expecting an all-electric Jaguar XJ flagship sedan to be arriving anytime now, a new report says that it will be delayed, at least by a few months, as a result of pandemic spending cuts. The same report says that an electric Range Rover is also confirmed and has been similarly delayed, but should be revealed this year.

The news comes from a transcript of a Jaguar Land Rover investors call, reports Autocar. On the call, JLR CFO Adrian Mardell said that instead of a planned reveal in August for one and September for the other, the new models will drop in October and November.

Delays are due to reduced spending during the sales plummet and uncertainty that has been the COVID-19 pandemic so far for automakers. JLR said that its total investment plan for future models is £3 billion (CAD 5.1b), down £1b (CAD 1.7b) from the figure previously announced. The report says Madell called this “more the kind of level going forward,” hinting that fewer variants of models could be coming to help save money. The CFO also said that JLR was re-working its business to be profitable on volumes just under 500,000 per year, a figure slightly lower than current sales.

Both the XJ and electric Rangie are set to be built on the company’s all-new MLA architecture, with little else known about the Range Rover EV. Work on the next-gen conventional Range Rover and Range Rover Sport (both on that same MLA platform) wasn’t paused, and that the Defender 90 wasn’t hindered by delays.

Trending Now

The Cadillac Lyriq will Now Qualify for US Clean Vehicle Tax Credits

The Lyriq was previously considered a sedan by the US Government. This now means the Lyriq can benefit from up to $7,500 in...

Ford to Return to Formula 1 Racing After Over 20 Years

The automaker will provide hybrid powertrains for the Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Alfa Tauri teams from 2026. Red Bull Powertrains will...

Mazda Promises the MX-5 Miata Will Outlive Us All

Today is a brighter day for us all. The MX-5 Miata was born in 1990 and will never die. For most, the Mazda MX-5,...

The 2024 Cadillac Lyriq will start at $58,590 in the US.

The new Lyriq Tech trim level will be responsible for this $4,400 discount over the 2023 base price. This version will forgo some...

Brand New Tesla Model Y Loses its Steering Wheel While Driving

This is the second time it happened on a Tesla vehicle. The cause of this latest failure has yet to be determined. Tesla’s...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.