A flagship, a sports car, and something else.
There has been a lot of important news pouring out of Jaguar lately. After killing off its flagship sedan, the XJ, the British automaker finally confirmed that its rumored successor will be an all-electric sedan with a range of around 300 miles and as much as 800 horsepower coming from four electric motors.
The new XJ will be joined by a new flagship SUV sitting on the same platform and positioned above the F-Pace in the lineup. This new SUV will likely be called the J-Pace and although it has only been rumored up until now, Cars UK says the J-Pace was shown to World Car of the Year Jurors alongside a few other new models.
The WCOTY jurors were also shown the electric XJ and the replacements for the F-Type sports car and XE sedan. Rumors predict the next-generation F-Type will drop its V6 option in favor of a new inline-six. Jaguar Land Rover does build its own inline-six but the company is also in talks with BMW to co-develop engines (six-cylinder and four-cylinder) with and without hybrid assistance. The new F-Type is also expected to retain its V8 option but some rumors suggest it will be a twin-turbo BMW unit rather than the 5.0-liter supercharged mill we've come to expect.
The jurors were likely forced to sign an embargo so no major information about any of these new models would be leaked out. We'll have to wait to hear more details about the three upcoming models from Jaguar but the company did drop one more little surprise. In addition to the J-Pace, F-Type, and XE, Jaguar hinted it would build two new SUVs called the A-Pace and B-Pace. Since the E-Pace already competes against the smallest SUVs from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, we aren't sure what size the A-Pace and B-Pace would be but it seems like they would be too small for the US market.