Jaguar’s Electric Sedan Might Be XJ Successor

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Jaguar surprised many with the showcase of its electric SUV concept I-Pace at the 2016 LA Auto Show. The British luxury carmaker has taken the electric car industry by storm and is working on a slew of electric vehicles from its portfolio of cars and SUVs.

Along the lines of its future plans, rumours are rife that the Jaguar will bring an electric sedan and will be a successor to the XJ. The Jaguar XJ was already considered for a hybrid and an all-electric version.

Jaguar will develop the luxury electric sedan with the help of Daimler Motor Company, which the British company bought in 1960. Just like how Maybach is to Mercedes-Benz, Daimler will add the luxury quotient to Jaguar's electric sedan.

Daimler AG and Daimler Motor Company are two different companies. Mercedes-Benz is a division of Daimler AG and Daimler Motor Company is a division of Jaguar. The Daimler brand has not been used by Jaguar for a while and is expected to be featured in the new electric sedan.

Jaguar used the Daimler brand back in 2007, and the last model was based on the Jaguar XJ. Daimler's return will be an interesting solution for the luxury brand's moniker. Tata Motors who bought Jaguar Land Rover in 2008 has not used the 'Daimler' brand since then and will be interesting to know if it will bring the brand back.

The new electric sedan from Jaguar is expected to be an all-wheel-drive and the exterior design language is said to be out-of-the-world and will incorporate some of the autonomous technology.

The Jaguar electric SUV I-Pace, which is currently under testing, has been reported to be equipped with four electric motors, one on each wheel. The same treatment is expected on the electric sedan as well.

With the current trend for crossovers and SUVs, the Jaguar electric SUV is expected to hit the road first followed by the electric sedan.

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Story first published: Friday, December 16, 2016, 18:53 [IST]
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