Jaguar Electric Sedan Rendering

Jaguar XJ replacement under development, to be based on the new JEA dedicated electric platform

Jaguar is preparing to launch a new lineup of electric vehicles including the new generation XJ replacement that will be based on the JEA dedicated EV platform.

The British luxury carmaker is aiming to fill the void left by the discontinued XJ, Jaguar is set to introduce a trio of electric vehicles that will focus on luxury and performance in the electric segment. The core of this new lineup will be a large, opulent electric saloon that reimagines the spirit of the XJ while exhibiting a bold and radical design departure.

This avant-garde saloon, a spiritual successor to the XJ, will get sharp lines, generous proportions and an innovative front fascia featuring an intricate LED headlight arrangement and a distinctive non-functional grille-style structure.

All three vehicles – saloon, four-seat grand tourer and a flagship SUV, will share the long-wheelbase JEA electric vehicle platform, exclusive to the new era of Jaguar models. This platform is engineered for advanced performance, offering four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering and ultra-fast charging capabilities that allow for a 10-80% charge in 13 minutes.

The new cars will come with projected outputs of at least 450 BHP, they are estimated to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/hr in 3.0 seconds. The new Jaguars will get a driving range of up to 765 km on full charge.

It will be the departure from Jaguar’s iconic leaping cat emblem. Instead, the brand name will be prominently spelled out in a new font, symbolising the company’s approach to redefining its identity. Chief Creative Officer Gerry McGovern’s is committed to making these vehicles “a copy of nothing.”

The interior of these models is expected to blend advanced technology, spaciousness and luxury materials, including vegan-friendly upholstery options. The minimalist design theme will extend into the cabin, with a focus on a central digital display and a smaller touchscreen for essential functions. Rear passengers will get amenities like USB-C charging ports, individual infotainment screens, reclining seats and generous legroom.

Jaguar’s aspiration is to sell 4000 units per month globally, targeting established luxury car markets as well as emerging ones, particularly China.

Jaguar’s new era of electric luxury is set to begin with the unveiling of the four-door GT late next year, with sales expected to commence in 2025. Subsequent releases will follow at a pace of one per year.