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Old 10-22-2019, 08:21 AM   #1
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Default Land Rover's EV Range Rover To Be Designed Primarily For Pavement Use



All-electric luxury crossover to rival next-gen Macan EV and Audi E-tron Sportback

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Range Rover EV to be most road-biased Land Rover yet
Jaguar Land Roverís struggles in China have been a key factor in the companyís recent financial woes, and improving its performance in the country is a key part of the turnaround strategy.

With the Chinese government heavily pushing fully electric cars, both the forthcoming electric XJ and Range Rover crossover will be vital to the firmís renewed push in the country.

Although Jaguar Land Rover bosses continue to remain tight-lipped on the existence of the EV crossover, company chief Ralf Speth has repeatedly stated the firmís goal to achieve net zero emissions.

He has hinted at new models in the range, recently saying to reporters: ďWe will launch things to expand the product portfolio. We wonít stand still. So you can expect these [new models] as you can also expect updates of our existing cars.Ē

The firm only recently confirmed it was developing the next-generation Jaguar XJ as an electric car, as first revealed by Autocar in 2015, with the model set to be built at the firmís Castle Bromwich plant.


Jaguar XJ 2019 render

The XJ will be built on the EV version of JLRís new flexible Modular Longitudinal Platform (MLA) and will use JLR-built motors and batteries Ė possibly using electric motors codeveloped with BMW as part of a recent tie-up between the two car makers to collaborate on electric powertrain technology.

It is expected that the new crossover will be twinned with the new XJ for production purposes, echoing the Range Rover Velar and Jaguar F-Pace SUVs.

The two new models will share much of their underpinnings, albeit heavily revised for each brandís target audience.

The electric variant of the firmís new MLA platform uses the now customary Ďskateboardí design with underfloor batteries and the option of two motors mounted on each axle.

This will ensure electric Land Rover models can offer all-wheel drive, which is considered vital in order to reflect the firmís heritage and authentic off-road performance.

The instant torque offered by an electric powertrain will also be a major boost to those venturing away from the road in EVs.

According to information given in an investorís presentation earlier this year, in EV form the MLA platform is designed to house batteries up to 90.2kWh in size, offering around 290 miles of real-world range.

Land Rover will seek to maximise that range by optimising the new modelís aerodynamic efficiency, hence the decision to pursue a lower, crossover-style machine.
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