The next two years will be very interesting.
After hitting a financial rocky patch, a recent cash infusion from the UK government has helped keep Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) afloat. And it's well-timed too, as JLR prepares a product onslaught within the next two years, which according to Autocar, will include the reveal of five all-new models. JLR recently showed some of its upcoming models to World Car of the Year Jurors, giving a rough idea of what to expect in the coming years, but the company's plans for the next two years have just become a lot clearer.
JLR has already confirmed the successor to the flagship XJ will be all-electric and the Range Rover, which rides on the same platform, will also have an electric version set to debut in 2021. This accounts for two of the five upcoming models within the next two years while the other three will include some combination of a refreshed F-Type and XE, J-Pace SUV, Defender, an electric Discovery model, and an all-new Range Rover model. It is worth noting that while the Range Rover and Discovery will go electric, there are no plans for an electric Defender.
Land Rover's product portfolio will now consist of three brand pillars. These include Range Rover, Discovery and Defender. By 2025, Land Rover says the combustion versions of these three model ranges will all include either mild-hybrid or plug-in hybrid drivetrains. There will also be an all-new SUV, expected to slot between the Range Rover Evoque and Velar, slated to arrive in 2021.
On the Jaguar side, the new XJ is expected to arrive in late 2020 as a fully electric sedan with plug-in electric versions slated to arrive later on. The XJ's Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA) will also spawn a flagship SUV called the J-Pace, which will sit above the F-Pace in the lineup. Jaguar is also planning to borrow engines from BMW to use in models like the F-Type, which should help the company save money on engine development costs. BMW will also help JLR develop electric drive units to seamlessly blend with gasoline and diesel engines.