JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER TO INTRODUCE NEW MODEL NAMES
All Jaguar Land Rover cars are to get new model designations to more easily identify their fuel types and power outputs.
While Audi’s system sees a range of non-related numbers to apply to a car’s power output, that is then added to the existing engine designations such as TFSI and TDI, the JLR system is far easier to understand, as the propulsion form is then followed by the engines horsepower.
The changes will be rolled out with 2018 model year cars in the next few months, although the new Range Rover Velar has already adopted the new format. The Range Rover Velar range kicks off with a D180 diesel model, with the range topping model badged P380 using the same supercharged 3.0-litre V6 engine as the F-Type.
An F-Type was recently spotted revealing its new P380 badging. The P stands for petrol, while the 380 refers to the power output in horsepower. Similarly, the new 2.0-litre four-cylinder model will be badged P300.
Apart from the petrol and diesel models, the future electric vehicles will also feature the same naming system. The Jaguar I-Pace 395 horsepower is set to be launched in 2019 and it could be badged as E400. The hybrid models of Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are expected to get H badging.
The new Range Rover Velar which is positioned between the Evoque and Sport models is now available to order from Land Rover South Africa. Pricing for the Velar starts at R947 700.