There's lucky, and then there's "I got to drive the Jaguar C-X75." The crew from Autocar is among the handful of souls who can honestly make the latter statement. Jaguar invited the publication down for a little time in both the passenger and driver seats around the automaker's proving grounds. While there's no end to the jealousy oozing from our pores, the good news is that there were a few cameras on hand to capture the experience. As you may recollect, the C-X75 Concept was a unique hybrid su
When you pair up automakers like Jaguar, Land Rover and Ford, with hybrid powertrain developer Flybrid Systems, engineering consultants Prodrive and Ricardo and transmissions experts Torotrak and Xtrac, you'll either end up with a load of industry experts duking it out over some trivial aspect of a vehicle, or, as in this case, a collective group of like-minded people working at specialized companies that possess the ability to get 'er done.
Since we're already aware that Land Rover is working on some hybrid products for the near future, it only seems fitting that Jaguar would join in too. The report from UK-based Car magazine claims that Jaguar will have a hybrid-electric car ready for debut by 2013. Car adds that the vehicle will be powered by a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 that's joined by an electric motor and connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. According to the report, the hybrid powertrain will command a premium of
We've been hearing rumors for at least the last few months that Jaguar was working on a new extended-range electric vehicle. Up until now, we had expected the eco-friendly hardware to show up in the British brand's upcoming XJ revision, but a new report from Motor Trend indicates that Ratan Tata, head of the Indian company that owns Jaguar, is putting his weight behind a new two-seat roadster that would likely be known as the XE.
A week ago, we heard that Jaguar was going to add a plug-in hybrid powertrain (or extended range electric setup, if that's your name of choice) version to the 2011 XJ. Before that happens, though, Jaguar will be releasing standard powertrain versions of the all-new XJ in July and the company has just released a teaser shot of this car that shows off the panoramic glass roof. This year's XJ will use what Jaguar calls the "ultra-efficient Gen III petrol" engine; a V6 diesel will also be available
Rumor has it that the classic XJ saloon may be the first model to benefit from the government-sponsored testing which should endow Jaguar with the technical know-how to make its first hybrid model. According to the spy shooters from Next Autos, the next edition of the iconic leaping cat has been spotted testing and will reportedly sport distinctive new sheetmetal that should serve to differentiate the newer models from the old. Despite the fact that the latest Jags have been built on new lightwe