Jaguar could axe all sports models in electric future
CEO is uncertain if performance vehicles will suit Jaguar's new portfolio
Jaguar recently announced that the brand's lineup will be all-electric by 2025 and that sister company, Land Rover, will launch six new EVs will arrive in the next five years. With the next-generation Jaguar XJ recently axed, the English marque is becoming unpredictable and less faithful to its heritage. In a recent interview with Top Gear, Jaguar-Land Rover's CEO responded to several questions regarding Jaguar's future.
When asked if Jaguar would build electric sports cars, Bolloré responded with “it’s a question that we are looking at very carefully". He added that he is "not going to answer that right now because it’s a question of importance for us, and we will answer when we have decided exactly what we want to do with this new portfolio of Jaguar". It's safe to say that there are no concrete plans for an electric F-Type or the continuation of the SVR moniker.
It seems unwise to abandon Jaguar's new Ingenium engine family so soon, especially considering that a few engines in several states of tune had been unveiled just last year. For comparison, BMW's N54 straight-six was available from 2006 until 2016. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see how Jaguar will replace its current lineup in the next four years.