‘I’d rather live in a car that is a bit more affordable than a car of the future’
The car that everyone is talking about: the Jaguar XF.
But what if there was a car with the best of both worlds?
This is the idea of an ultra-compact, battery-powered car that can fit into a tight space.
The Jaguar XR will be priced at just £28,000, the same price as a similar Jaguar XJ, and it will go on sale this year, after a decade of development and testing.
A year ago, Jaguar announced that it had made a breakthrough in the design of the XR, using a more flexible, aluminium chassis to achieve the desired proportions.
“The Jaguar design team has gone a long way in achieving the ideal balance between space and weight, while also delivering a car which can be delivered in the same amount of time as a high-performance car,” said Jaguar’s chief engineer, John Lister.
“I’m really excited to share the latest development with our customers and colleagues.”
Jaguar’s XR design The new XR is powered by a twin-turbocharged 1.4-litre V6 engine, with a peak output of 600bhp and peak torque of 740Nm.
This powertrain is very similar to the one found in the VX-10, the luxury crossover which was launched in the UK earlier this year.
Jakobsson says that the XRs performance is on par with the V10, which was sold in Europe.
“The XR delivers an incredible combination of torque, performance and cost savings compared to the VF,” said Jakobsson.
“Its a car you can get a lot out of, whether you’re a high performance driver or a casual driver.”
The XRs weight is the same as that of the VJX-100.
The car has been designed to be the lightest car on the market, while still being able to carry passengers and goods.
“This car is built to carry loads with no problem, and the lightweight and low weight makes it easy to manoeuvre, and even easier to manoeuvres with,” said Järvinen.
There’s no word yet on whether this will be the only car Jaguar has developed for the UK market.
While the XJR has not been officially unveiled yet, the company has already set its sights on building the XK, which will be its entry-level SUV.
In the US, Jaguar has teamed up with the Chevrolet Volt and Chevrolet Bolt EV, which have been the hottest cars on the US market for months.
Both the Bolt EV and Volt will have similar pricing, and they are expected to compete with the XF in terms of range.
Read more about Jaguar and the XJ here.