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Jaguar has dead off the abutting bearing of the XJ limousine, abrogation the accepted XJ as the aftermost … [ ] agitation flagship of the acclaimed British brand. Photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
Jaguar’s planned move to an battery-electric automaker has claimed its aboriginal victim: the British exceptional brand’s abutting flagship XJ auto which was due to be launched this year.
Already in final pre-production testing, the Jaguar XJ has become a stillborn victim of Jaguar Land Rover’s new “Reimagine” strategy, alike admitting the auto was engineered and advised as a authentic array electric (EV) car.
With Jaguar alive abroad from its traditions to become an EV-only cast by 2025, the XJ “will not anatomy allotment of the lineup”, JLR CEO Thierry Bolloré accepted yesterday.
Jaguar was afraid to animadversion on the approaching of the XJ EV limousine, though, and initially danced through loopholes to abstain advertence it.
It began adage that it was “not alternate accepted articles and does not plan to stop assembly of any present models early”, which neatly sidestepped the XJ, which was not yet in production.
Jaguar Land Rover CEO Thierry Bollore appear bygone that the XJ would not be activity ahead, … [ ] admitting the Jaguar brand’s approaching will be all-electric from 2025. Photo: Daniel Pier/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Bolloré again accepted that the Castle Bromwich branch in England, which was bound in as the XJ’s assembly plant, would be “repurposed” afterwards its accepted assembly cars were phased out afore 2025.