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Jaguar Busting Stereotypes to Build Sales

Three SUVs, with more likely. Now add batteries.

by on Sep.21, 2017

Design Director Ian Callum gives the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace its U.S. preview.

Say the name, Jaguar, and you’re likely to picture a sleek sports car like the F-Type or a sexy sports sedan, like the big XJ. But reality for the British automaker is starting to look quite different.

Sure, it’s getting ready to roll out the $187,500 XE SV Project 8, at 592 horsepower the most powerful street-legal model it has ever produced. But when it comes to moving the sales needle, you need to look in the other direction, starting with the F-Pace, the British maker’s first sport-utility vehicle. After a long, downward spiral it almost single-handedly transformed Jaguar into the world’s fastest-growing automotive brand in 2016.

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Now, Jaguar is hoping to pull off a similar feat with the launch of its second utility vehicle, the smaller E-Pace, which it rolled out for a sedate U.S. debut on Thursday after a much more spectacular unveiling in London two months ago. A third ute, the I-Pace, will feature a pure battery-electric drivetrain, will come to market late next year.

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Jaguar Set to Reveal 2nd SUV

New Jaguar E-Pace to make world premiere on July 13 in London.

by on Jun.21, 2017

The new Jaguar E-Pace will compete with compact SUVs like the Audi Q3.

Jaguar is adding a second utility vehicle to its line-up, the compact E-Pace set to make its debut in London next month, with sales set to start in early 2018.

The compact performance utility vehicle will complement the bigger F-Pace which has already become the British marque’s best-seller since going on sale last year. Meanwhile, Jaguar is working up a third ute, the battery-powered I-Pace that is still more than a year from coming to market.

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While Jaguar is saving a number of details for the London debut on July 13 it has already confirmed that the E-Pace will carry a base price of $38,600 – plus delivery fees – or about $3,000 less than the starting price for the 2017 F-Pace.

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Jaguar Land Rover Unveiling Three New Models in LA

Evoque Convertible, US version of XE sedan and F-Pace CUV all on tap.

by on Nov.11, 2015

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible shown during a London sneak preview this week.

It will take some fast talking by officials from Jaguar Land Rover when they get their turn in the spotlight next week. The British maker plans to introduce three new models during the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show media preview.

They cover a wide mix of offerings, each aimed at broadening the reach of the traditionally narrow JLR line-up. That includes the first auto show appearance of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, the unveiling of the U.S.-spec Jaguar XE sedan, and the first North American appearance of the Jaguar F-Pace crossover-utility vehicle.

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The three new models emerge from the largest capital investment program in Jaguar Land Rover history, the Indian-owned automaker spending about 3 billion British pounds, or $4.5 billion, annually on both product development and the opening of new plants in China, India, Brazil and Slovakia.

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Jaguar Going Electric with E-Pace

British luxury brand working up its first battery car.

by on Oct.30, 2015

Jaguar's F-Pace could be the first of several JLR vehicles with EV variants.

Jaguar appears ready to join the rapidly growing list of luxury brands planning to offer long-range electric vehicles.

Several senior officials contacted by TheDetroitBureau.com confirmed an electric vehicle program is underway, and it could result in a variant of the new Jaguar F-Pace SUV, in this case renamed the E-Pace.

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“Plans are still developing,” said one source, asking not to be identified due to the sensitivity of the topic. But others stressed that Jaguar will need a variety of new, higher-mileage technologies, ranging from diesel to hybrid to pure battery-electric, to meet tough global emissions and fuel economy standards. (more…)

More New Debuts Announced for LA Auto Show

50 unveilings planned from Porsche, Nissan, Range Rover, Ford, others.

by on Oct.21, 2015

Expect the production version of the Infiniti QX30 to make its formal debut in L.A. next month.

The 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show is shaping up to be a big event, with at least 50 new products set to make their U.S. or global debuts during the two-day media preview.

The LA show also expects to put a premium on technology, with a third day devoted specifically to new connected car technology. And the annual “Green Car of the Year” will be unveiled, as well, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Porsche, Buick, Ford, Range Rover, Nissan, Infiniti and Jaguar are among the manufacturers who’ve already scheduled more than 30 separate product unveilings during the annual media preview. Volvo, Hyundai and a variety of industry suppliers will also hold news conferences to discuss technology breakthroughs.

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Jaguar Crosses Over with New F-Pace

Beyond sports cars to British marque's first-ever sport-ute.

by on Sep.14, 2015

Jaguar's F-Pace could be the first of several utility vehicles the maker eventually may offer.

Jaguar is set to take perhaps the biggest risk in its 93-year history, but one that could yield the sort of payoff the long-struggling British brand desperately needs.

At the Frankfurt Motor Show this week, Jaguar will formally unveil its first-ever utility vehicle, the F-Pace. The crossover, which shares its underlying platform with more traditional models like the newly redesigned Jaguar XF, risks alienating traditional buyers. But it could also attract the sort of luxury buyers who have long steered clear of the British marque.

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“We designed the all-new F-Pace to be first and foremost a Jaguar,” insists Ian Callum, the brand’s chief designer. But company officials acknowledge that the new utility vehicle could come as a shock to those who traditionally associate the name, Jaguar, with sleek and sensuous sports cars, like the legendary E-Type, as well as sporty coupes and sedans.

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Jaguar Begins “Fundamental Transformation”

British maker hopes to drive demand with lower prices, more models, free maintenance.

by on Sep.03, 2015

Jaguar aims to navigate some tough challenges with new products like the XE, and redesigned models such as the 2016 XF shown here.

It can be difficult separating perceptions from reality. Just ask the folks from Jaguar, the British maker still battling an image of poor quality even though it routinely scores among the best in the auto industry.

That’s one of the key reasons, among several, why Jaguar officials believe they’ve struggled to grow at the same pace as their key competitors – or even as quickly as partner brand Land Rover. So, the British luxury carmaker is launching a major campaign that, says a senior official, is aimed at “fundamentally transforming the Jaguar brand.”

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The effort will aim to address quality concerns with, among other things, an extended warranty and a new free maintenance program. The maker will adjust pricing to make the brand more attainable. And it will bring to market an assortment of all-new and significantly updated products, including the new XE compact sedan and Jaguar’s first-ever crossover-utility vehicle, the F Pace.

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Jaguar Offers First Full Look at New F-Pace Utility Vehicle

by on Aug.26, 2015

The development of the Jaguar F-Pace was influenced by the XE sedan and F-Type sports car.

With its first-ever utility vehicle set to make its formal debut in Frankfurt next month, we’re getting a clear look at the new Jaguar F-Pace for the first time.

And the maker is trying to make clear that the new crossover-utility vehicle won’t be a brand misfit. Even while noting the functional attributes of the new Jaguar F-Pace, the British maker is emphasizing its more emotional side, dubbing it “the ultimate practical Jaguar sports car.”

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“We haven’t made any compromises or exceptions,” said chief engineer Mike Cross, in a statement accompany this image. “The new F-PACE had to be a true Jaguar and had to deliver the dynamics DNA. We’ve tested ride and handling to the limit, and the result is that the new F-PACE is as engaging and rewarding to drive as it is comfortable and quiet. As soon as you get into the vehicle you know immediately that it’s a good place to be.”

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JLR Turns to Outside Manufacturer for New Crossover

Magna Steyr to produce new vehicle, possibly J-Space 3-row CUV.

by on Jul.06, 2015

Jaguar may build a second crossover at Magna Steyr that would be larger than the F-Pace shown here.

Its own manufacturing capacity stretched to the limits, Jaguar Land Rover will turn to a contract manufacturer Magna Steyr to build a new crossover vehicle for the Jaguar brand.

Based in Graz, Austria, Magna Steyr has produced vehicles for a wide variety of manufacturers and brands over the years, a list currently including Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot and Mini. For Jaguar, the new partnership will create additional capacity needed to support future growth plans, according to Ralf Speth, JLR’s chief executive officer.

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“The UK remains at the center of our design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities,” Speth stressed, adding that, “Partnerships such as this will complement our UK operations and engineering.”

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Jaguar Working Up Second SUV, the J-Pace

New ute would be larger than upcoming F-Pace crossover.

by on Jun.03, 2015

Jaguar's F-Pace is the first in an expanding line-up of crossovers for the luxury maker.

Mercedes-Benz and BMW helped redefine the concept of a luxury car with the launch of their M-Class and X5 models, and despite initial controversy, Porsche’s Cayenne is now its top-selling model. But for years, Jaguar insisted it didn’t need a utility vehicle in its line-up, leaving that part of the market to its partner brand Land Rover.

Now, even before its first utility vehicle, the F-Pace crossover comes to market, the British maker is reportedly getting ready to add a second ute to the line-up, one expected to be called the Jaguar J-Pace.

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The move, initially reported by Britain’s Car magazine, makes perfect sense, according to several sources who spoke to TheDetroitBureau.com. Utility vehicles are becoming as dominant a factor in the luxury market as they are in the mainstream. Even ultra-lux players like Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Maserati and Bentley are entering the fray, so Jaguar has stood as the odd man out until now. (more…)