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 about $15,000 (U.S.) over traditional powerplants and is expected to be available on the XJ
first, followed by the rest of the Jaguar lineup later on.
To confirm the report, Green Car Advisor contacted Jaguar and the company responded stating that the claims are "speculation" but did admit that it has been actively working with three other companies on a hybrid powertrain with hopes of a finished product capable of achieving more than 55 miles per gallon while also maintaining the brand's "premium" image. We have reason to believe
that the report from Car
magazine is accurate
and suspect that Jaguar will come forth with a formal announcement soon, but for now we'll have to keep a rumor
tag on this one.
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