New Jaguar XJ Will Be A Serious Threat To Tesla

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This is our best look yet at the all-new electric Jaguar XJ.

Just last week, we got our first look at the all-new Jaguar XJ in new spy shots showing its production body. For the first time in the model's 52-year history, Jaguar's new flagship sedan will be fully electric - think of it as Jaguar's answer to the Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan, and Audi e-tron GT.

Unfortunately, the test driver spotted our spies trying to photograph the Jaguar XJ prototype and managed to evade them. Consequently, while we were sent some clear shots of the rear, we only had one blurry shot of the front end to share. This time, however, there was nowhere to hide from our spy photographers.

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In these new spy shots, the next-generation Jaguar XJ has been spied from all angles, giving us our best look yet at Jaguar's new Tesla Model S fighter.

The Jaguar XJ prototype is still heavily camouflaged, but small sections of the grille are exposed revealing a design akin to the Jaguar I-Pace's grille and larger than the current XJ's. Flanking the grille are slimmer LED headlights, but the camouflage prevents us from getting a good look at the design. As we saw in previous spy shots, the current Jaguar XJ's vertical taillights will be replaced with horizontal ones on the next-generation sedan and the door handles have been replaced with pop-up handles like on the Jaguar I-Pace.

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We still don't have any shots of the interior yet, but technology from the I-Pace could carry over. Currently, the Jaguar I-Pace is offered with a high-tech dual screen setup comprising of a 10-inch upper and 5.5-inch lower touchscreen.

As for the powertrain, the Jaguar XJ could utilize four electric motors producing a combined 800 horsepower, which would make it significantly more powerful than the outgoing model. In the range-topping Jaguar XJR, a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 generates 575 horsepower and 517 lb-ft of torque. According to reports, a 90.2 kWh battery will also provide a driving range of up to 292 miles. We don't have a date yet, but the all-new Jaguar XJ should debut later this year.

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