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It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that most of us are talking about concept cars just a week after the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. In fact, some of you have probably heard of the Jaguar I-Pace, as it made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2016.
Just four months after it was first announced by Jaguar as its first electronic vehicle, the first ever I-Pace was already spotted hitting the streets of London. This time, in striking Photon Red paint. This one’s a head-turner. But don’t get too excited. The firm just decided to take its all-electric crossover out for a photo shoot. The I-Pace will be built in Austria and is targeted to be launched in the second half of 2018. That’s only about 15 months from now.
And why is this car doing a photo shoot in London? First off, it doesn’t look like Jaguar’s current model range. It’s chunkier and has a wider stance, and has got a low and sleek hatchback silhouette. It’s still beautiful nevertheless. But other than having a beautiful exterior design, the designers gave it a minimalistic cabin, for a change. Some say that the interior resembles that of the new Range Rover Velar, giving it a high-tech look.Read the entire article Jaguar I-Pace Concept shows its Photon Red color on the streets of London
As expected, a number of major carmakers are on full force in unveiling their new concept vehicles at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. Of course, these concepts are just show cars aimed at telling the public that the auto companies are cooking something good and interesting.
Usually, concepts preview upcoming models. Sometimes, they are just design or technology studies. At times, concepts are used to gauge the interest of a public on a certain model.
Whatever carmakers intend for their concepts, these show cars are usually a sight to behold. Here are five concepts that we think are noteworthy of mentioning.Read the entire article Top 5 concept cars seen at 2017 Geneva Motor Show
People who have experienced going to a car auction will likely see a model that has been kept in mint condition or a car that has been customized to have much more value than what the base model has to offer.
However, the sale set for this coming April has something different in store for everyone. One of the items that is up for auction is a worn-out Jaguar, with all the rust and dust. If you think that this won’t gain any attention, you would be very wrong. In fact, early estimates peg it at a low of $46,000 to a high of $54,000. So why the high price? There are two central reasons. The first is that it is a 1962 E-Type Series 1 Fixed Coupe, a truly rare model. Second is that despite the condition it is in, it has not been used for almost two decades and that whole time was simply inside a garage. Further, it has a manual transmission and has a right-hand drive configuration. Records show that it so far has had only two owners.
This model was said to have been initially bought in the U.K. back in 1962. It had a Dark Opalescent Blue finish with a Black trim. The original owner had it for almost 35 years before selling it. The second owner was said to have bought it sometime in 1997 and placed it into storage with the intention of conducting some minor restoration. The problem however was that said restoration never happened.Read the entire article How much would you spend for this rusty Jaguar E-Type found in a barn?
Jaguar revealed that it will be showing off its new I-PACE Concept during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show on March 7 and it will come in the Photon Red color. This sports crossover is the first electric model to come from the brand and is expected to go head-to-head with the Model X from Tesla.
According to Jaguar, powering the I-PACE are two electric motors which have been placed on each of its axles. Combined output is estimated at 400 hp with peak torque of 516 lb.-ft. (700 Nm). Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 96 km/h) is possible in 4 seconds. Meanwhile, the maximum driving range is around 310 miles (500 km).
In a statement, Design Director Ian Callum revealed that this concept car is different from the typical electric vehicles already available. He described its design as being clearly ahead of its time as it not only shows emotions but brings with it an attitude that is ready for the future. It is the result of using the genuine design language of the brand and then complementing it with British craftsmanship and adding in the use of premium details, he continued. Callum said further that this is not simply a concept car anymore as it is also serves as a look into the five-seat production car that Jaguar expects to put on sale by 2018. Given that this is the first EV to come from the brand, he said, it also marks the beginning of a new page in Jaguar’s history.Read the entire article Jaguar to display Photon Red I-PACE Concept at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show
Jaguar is placing three new Ingenium engines on the F-Pace crossover, XF saloon and XE sedan for the 2018 model year. According to Jaguar’s recent announcement, the updates will also be including new equipment and advanced technology.
As stated, there will be a 236 hp 2.0-liter twin turbo four-cylinder diesel engine for the 2018 F-Pace, XF and XE. This is the first time for a Jaguar Land Rover engine to be equipped with twin turbochargers along with newly updated fuel injectors, crankshaft and pistons to boot.
In line with this, Jaguar also offers two 2.0-liter petrol powertrains with either 197 hp or 246 hp engine performance. The 197 hp 2.0 liter petrol by all means is more practical for the compact XE range as compared with the much bigger XF saloon model. Except for the F-Pace, both XF and XE will be offered with a 197 hp 2.0-liter new engine.Read the entire article 2018 Jaguar F-Pace, XE and XF to be fitted with three new Ingenium powertrains
There is no denying that the performance versions of the Jaguar F-Type and the Land Rover Range Rover are definitely hot – both in terms of looks and road dynamics. These are all thanks to the hard work put up by the skilled people of Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division. Because of their unique set of skills, these people from SVO could make hot vehicles like the F-Type and the Ranger Rover even much hotter.
SVO, however, might have another surprise for us on the pipeline. That is, if the report from AutoExpress is credible enough to be true.
It hasn’t been very long since Jaguar launched its newest revolutionary model – the XE sedan. When it was launched in 2015, the Jaguar XE did thrill and excite quite a number customers not only in the United Kingdom but also around the world. With nearly two years since its sales commenced in 2015, perhaps it is now high time to release an update this model – into something that would be much better and hotter than the Jaguar XE we know. That is where SVO comes in.Read the entire article SVO is reportedly developing an SVR version of the Jaguar XE sedan
The Shooting Brake is probably the least rendered body shape in the automotive world. But it’s also the most sought after design among car nuts for its unique, old-fashioned charm. All this time, X-Tomi Design is just one of the few artists who used Shooting Brakes in their drawing board.
As a matter of fact, there were already about 10 modern versions of Shooting Brakes under X-Tomi’s collection. The iconic body style was imagined into a Lexus RC F, a Camaro, a Challenger and Mercedes AMG GT. There is also one for an Audi TT S, a Nissan GT-R, a BMW M4 and M6 as well as a Toyota GT 86 and a Ford Mustang.
For sure, it takes a lot of imagination and creativity just to come up with both the classic shooting brake body and the latest vehicle model and create one exceptional concept design. And now, X-Tomi designers have thought of something new to add to their existing collection of Shooting Brakes. Without much ado, let us all welcome the Jaguar F-Type Shooting Brake.Read the entire article Artist renders a shooting brake derived from the new Jaguar F-Type
British luxury sports car maker Jaguar is introducing a bevy of subtle updates to the 2018 Jaguar F-Type Facelift. However, these updates are so subtle that they are barely noticeable to most of us. Of course, Jaguar fans and current customers would recognize the differences. But the good news is that the new Jaguar F-Type has become a more technologically updated sports car that offers more comfort and more luxury.
On the other hand, Jaguar is launching a new special edition that will be released just for the 2018 model year. This special Jaguar -- the 400 Sport launch edition – is powered by an uprated version of the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that could deliver 400 PS of output.
The power from the V6 engine of the Jaguar 400 Sport launch edition is sent to the rear wheels or to all four wheels via the eight-speed Quickshift transmission and mechanical limited-slip differential.Read the entire article 2018 Jaguar F-Type revealed with new LED headlights, hood-mounted GoPro
Nearly all details have been set with regards to the upcoming market introduction of the new Jaguar I-Pace. Its production version was recently previewed at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. For one, production of the new Jaguar I-Pace has been left in the hands of a contract manufacturer in Austria. However, that does not mean that such a project would only be beneficial to the Austrian labor force. After all, the new Jaguar I-Pace all-electric SUV could still bring a lot of benefits to the workforce in the United Kingdom.
Jaguar Land Rover chief executive Ralf Speth recently revealed that contract manufacturer Magna Steyr is going to build the new Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV in Graz, Austria. This was after Jaguar Land Rover signed Magna Steyr in 2015 to build two of its future models. At the time, the Jaguar Land Rover had yet to disclose which vehicles would be built by Magna, but Speth’s recent words confirmed that the new Jaguar I-Pace would be one of the two vehicles to be built by Magna.
Generally, the name of the game for the Jaguar I-Pace in the UK is local infrastructure. Speth remarked during an industry event that Jaguar Land Rover might assemble some units of the Jaguar I-Pace in the West Midlands. Not only that, Jaguar Land Rover would like to double overall local production from 500,000 to a million cars annually by the end of the decade. However, all of these depend on the willingness of the government to invest in surrounding infrastructure to allow carmakers like Jaguar Land Rover to set up new production sites, especially for electric vehicles. The Financial Times reported that Speth pegged the government investment at around £450 million (about $561.7 million). Jaguar Land Rover assembled around 490,000 vehicles from its production lines in the UK, according to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.Read the entire article Jaguar eyes producing I-Pace electric SUV in the UK
German-based company Wheelsandmore has always been known for its utmost focus on wheels. Yes, WheelsandMore could heavily customize wheels to the needs of its customers. However, as its name aptly suggests, WheelsandMore could do more than providing high-end super cars, sports cars and luxury vehicles with bespoke wheels – it could also tune engines of these mobile machines.
The latest project for the German firm comes in the form of the WheelsandMore Jaguar F-Type S 4.2. This is essentially a Jaguar F-Type S fitted with the company’s newly designed wheels and a specifically tuned engine. This upgrade program developed by WheelsandMore provides the Jaguar F-Type S with a lowered stance and a higher level of performance, allowing its drivers to experience a more pleasurable drive. This WheelsandMore upgrade program is available for both the Coupe and Convertible version of the Jaguar F-Type S powered by the supercharged V-6 engine.
WheelsandMore’s recent fray into mid-range sports cars involved the introduction of its new W-Technology label – the first examples of which were fitted in the WheelsandMore Jaguar F-Type S 4.2. Specifically, the WheelsandMore Jaguar F-Type S 4.2 is fitted with F.I.W.E. complex three-piece forged wheels. These double-spoke concave wheels WheelsandMore feature a deep barrel that lends the F-Type a more imposing appearance while retaining its classic British beauty.Read the entire article Wheelsandmore Jaguar F-Type S 4.2 dons custom rims and more powerful engine
The mid-engine with rear-wheel-drive layout “competition” heats up. That’s right. Jaguar’s director for design Ian Callum is well aware of the popularity of mid-engine among sports car enthusiasts. And guess what? He has actually been toying with this idea for years.
Callum had spoken with Road & Track at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show recently. During the discussion, he shared titbits on what to expect with the new Jaguar. Instead of a rear-wheel-drive with front engine, Callum hinted about changing the car’s “proportion”. And by that, he probably also meant placing the engine behind the front seats. What do you think?
We know for a fact that Lamborghini and Ferrari have already done this with the Huracan and the 488. For something that has sold over 4,600 units since last year, the F-Type undoubtedly is one of Jaguar’s bestsellers. Aside from its extensive choice of engines, the sports car is also offered in both coupe and convertible variants. Perhaps all that’s missing is a Jaguar with a mid-engine set-up.Read the entire article Next-generation Jaguar F-Type could adopt mid-engine layout
Barely a week after Jaguar unveiled a production preview of its all-electric performance sports utility vehicle – the new Jaguar I-Pace Concept – at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, further details were revealed.
Jaguar Land Rover chief executive Ralf Speth told Automotive News Europe in an interview that contract manufacturer Magna Steyr will build the new Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV at its production facilities in Graz, Austria. It can be remembered that Jaguar Land Rover, in 2015, entered an agreement to contract Magna Steyr to build two of its future models.
At the time, the British carmaker had yet to reveal which vehicles would be built by Magna. However, it was widely expected that one of these future models would be the fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery and an electric vehicle. Speth’s words confirmed that the new Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV would be one of the two vehicles to be built by Magna, but did not confirm the identity of the second model.Read the entire article Magna Steyr to build Jaguar I-Pace all-electric SUV at its Graz facility in Austria
While Tesla remains to have a strong presence in the electric vehicles segment with its Model X variants, Jaguar revealed that it hopes the I-Pace crossover will serve as a true alternative to Tesla’s models. Set to be released to the U.S. market in 2017, the I-Pace Concept made its official debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Having an electric motor not only on the front axle but on the rear axle as well, it has a combined output of 400 hp with peak torque of 700 Nm. Though truly impressive figures, it still may not have the acceleration being offered by the Model X P100D.
Still, that should not deter Jaguar especially if it is indeed serious in challenging Tesla’s position. One way to do it would be with the I-Pace R-S. A render by X-Tomi Design shows that it can be fitted with different components that have been utilized for the Jaguar R-S models like the black-out grille, a fixed rear wing, or larger air intakes.Read the entire article Jaguar I-Pace R-S could pose a challenge to Tesla Model X
It looks classic and its specs are based on a classic car from nearly 60 years ago. But to clear things up, it is a new car, and it’s on display at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Dubbed as the New Original Jaguar XKSS, this classic-looking car is a product of a continuation program initiated by Jaguar Land Rover Classic. It continues the original Jaguar XKSS built in 1957. Ironically, the 1957 Jaguar XKSS is also a road-going continuation of the Jaguar D-Type racing car built from 1954 to 1956. After Jaguar withdrew from the race at the end of the 1956 season, it was faced with a number of completed and partly completed D-types. Jaguar eventually determined that it would convert these D-types to road-going specs, implementing only minor revisions.
For instance, Jaguar removed the large fin behind the driver and the divider between passenger and driver seats. The carmaker also added a passenger side door, a full-width windscreen, side-screens a folding fabric roof. Jaguar also added chromed bumpers on the front and rear. Unfortunately, a fire broke at the plant where the Jaguar XKSS was being built, destroying nine of them (lost cars) with the surviving 16 examples sold off in the United States.Read the entire article Jaguar has rebuilt the 1957 XKSS, check out the new classic car at the LA Auto Show!
Jaguar is throwing its hat into the ring (also known as the highly competitive electric vehicle segment) as it unveiled its very own all-electric performance sports utility vehicle. Dubbed as the Jaguar I-PACE Concept, this is by far the brand’s most visually arresting concept yet. The reason is that the brand took advantage of the packaging freedom that electrification has to offer and this gave both the design team and the engineering team the chance to examine the overall proportions of this vehicle.
With this concept vehicle, Jaguar wanted to come up with a SUV that was not only sporty but one that is useable and offers a large amount of space. By having a cab-forward configuration, the brand was able to offer a SUV that is more spacious than models that use internal combustion. Since there is also a battery pack in the middle of the axles, the design ensured a long wheelbase at 2,990 mm (117.72 in.) with a footprint at 4,680 mm x 1,890 mm (184.25 in. x 74.41 in.).
In addition, since there was no need to include a transmission tunnel, the design team was able to use the space for a storage area in the center console at 8 liters (2.11 gal.). Further, with no standard gear shifter, the concept car now has space where one can put in keys, phones, and even other small things. Finally, despite having raked glass in the rear, the I-PACE Concept continues to be able to deliver space for luggage at 530 liters (18.71 cu. ft.). On the front, there is also a luggage compartment where there is an extra 28 liters (1 cu. ft.) of space.Read the entire article Jaguar presents I-PACE Concept EV for 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
It was during the 2001 Frankfurt Auto Show that Jaguar Cars Ltd. launched its latest four-seater R-Coupe Concept. It was the first model to establish Jaguar’s new design philosophy by interpreting the company’s core values since its foundation into a modern form.
Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum led the production team that designed the R-Coupe. According to Callum, the R-Coupe is proof that Jaguar’s traditional design values— from stance to graphic cues— can be integrated in producing new and innovative vehicles. He said that the R-Coupe is more likely engineered than styled. Furthermore, the car has strong, geometric forms such as the tubular fuselage of the Jaguar E-Type.
Callum can be quoted with his most noteworthy statement, sharing that there are no production plans for the R-Coupe but that its “themes and ideas” in its design will soon appear in its future models. The proportions of the car indicate power and movement, just like any other classic Jaguars.Read the entire article Jaguar R-Coupe Concept: merging of classic values with new design philosophy
At a Jaguar F-Pace event, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Design Director Ian Callum said that JLR will no longer be releasing station wagon versions of the Jaguar XE and Jaguar XF. Accordingly, this is because of the low demand for station wagon versions in Europe. This move will allow JLR to refocus on crossovers, which are widely popular across the world.
Being a station wagon enthusiast himself, Callum expressed that he is sad about the decision but he explained that the carmaker needs to move away from the declining market. After all, JLR was not able to make a huge name for the brand when it comes to station wagons. The company has only offered station wagon versions of the 2012 Jaguar XF and the 2004 Jaguar X-Type.
Callum said that the leader in providing station wagon models is Germany. However, Germans favor German manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi.Read the entire article JLR Design Director confirms end of Jaguar station wagons
A Jaguar F-TYPE SVR driven by actress Michelle Rodriguez has just completed its first high-speed test drive on a closed highway in the Nevada desert. The Fast and Furious star was able to push the fastest production Jaguar ever to its top speed, with the speedometer reading at 201mph, which is also a personal top speed record for Rodriguez.
Considered as Jaguar’s ultimate performance vehicle, the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR was developed by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations to be quicker and faster as well as lighter yet more powerful but usable for daily driving. It is powered by the latest iteration of Jaguar's 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine which was calibrated and adopted from the F-Type Project 7 to provide 575PS of max output and 700Nm of peak torque.
Its front bumpers feature enlarged air intakes, revised charge air coolers and redesigned bonnet vents – all enhancing both the car’s cooling system performance as well as powertrain efficiency. The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR is fitted with a new lightweight titanium and Inconel exhaust system that could endure even higher peak temperatures and lower backpressure. Moreover, this exhaust system is around 16kg lighter than during development.Read the entire article Jaguar F-TYPE SVR completes first high-speed test with Michelle Rodriguez on the helm
Everything starts from scratch. Even the tallest buildings or the sturdiest ships always come from something that was made and developed to become the grandeur that it is in the present. Even people, in a way, start small and eventually grow with lessons learned from life.
This growth also happens even to our four-wheeled friends. Cars start from a prototype and from then on, several changes and developments happen to its exterior and interior, making it better, faster, more efficient and of a better quality than its prototype.
Most often than not, it is the prototype that stir the public’s interest first even before the real thing is released to the public. For collectors, it is worth every dollar and penny to invest in these prototypes especially the rarest ones.Read the entire article Top 5 Rarest and Most Sought-after Vehicle Prototypes in History
Right after what has been dubbed as the “Dieselgate scandal”, car sales have been rough for German automaker Volkswagen. Good thing they have their scrumptious fallback – the Volkswagen Currywurst. Manufactured for over forty years within the car’s manufacturing plant, this Volkswagen-made sausage is now its saving grace.
Volkswagen has sold more than 7.2 million sausages in 2015, better than the 5.82 million cars sold on the same year. It’s funny to think that this famous German automaker is now holding on to dear life through its famous currywurst.
A bit of a twist of fate, don’t you think? Contrary to popular belief, Volkswagen is not the only automaker to have ventured beyond its car manufacturing plants.Read the entire article Six Unusual Things Automakers Also Produce
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