We already knew that Jaguar plans to build two all-electric vehicles in the coming years, but we didn’t expect the prototypes that soon. The newest spy shots we got might suggest that we are looking at some kind of the E- or F-Pace, but this is actually an early prototype of the 2019 Jaguar J-Pace. Moreover, irrespective of carmaker’s claims that there will be no such a thigh as the J-Pace, our pretty reliable insider source assures us that this is exactly the all-new and electric of hybrid crossover SUV.
2019 Jaguar J-Pace: Styling Details
Na matter this mule borrows plenty of parts from the amazing F-Pace model there are some rather essential differences at the moment. Of course, as the time goes, these two SUVs will lose the similarities, so when the carmaker finish the J-Pace, the testing model you see could look absolutely different. In any case, at the moment, we see a bit longer wheelbase, and rather redesigned front end. If you look closely, you will see a completely new grille, as well as restyled bumper, which loses the air intakes.
Drivetrains and Platform
The future Jaguar J-Pace will ride on Range Rover’s aluminum platform, which suggests that the SUV might be light as a feather. Moreover, this so called D7 architecture is compatible with a wide range of engines, so the upcoming crossover could offer sever drivetrains. However, the most likely scenario involves hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric options under the hood. These hybrids will have several variants, so there will be a setup with gasoline engine, as well as a diesel-electric powertrain. As for the electric only model, we still can’t say anything precise, except the rumors suggest it will be ultra-efficient and very competitive with Tesla’s Model X and Audi’s Q6 e-tron, which should be ready in the next two or three years too.