Recent news suggests that Jaguar may be focusing more on EVs and SUVs as the company evolves and grows, foregoing its focus on sports-cars in order to include a more well-rounded line-up. The new Jaguar F-Pace became the fastest-selling Jaguar in history, so it makes sense that Jaguar would want to continue increasing its scope. The plans for an XK coupe and convertible replacement have been thrown out, along with plans for a production version of the C-X75 supercar (the Spectre car). Instead, two new EVs (electric vehicles) will be designed, one to replace the XJ sedan and another will be a premium SUV. The future luxury EV sedan, codenamed the X590, is rumored to be a four-door coupe with a rear hatch with plans to include all-wheel drive and an all new electronic architecture, which is being developed under former BMW engineer Wolfgang Zeibart and is adaptable enough to accommodate the software and hardware needed for the advanced autonomous driving features Jaguar just announced they are working on.
Jaguar has plans to release the X590 in 2019 with a planned production number of 20,000 to 30,000 vehicles. The EV SUV is expected to sell between 30,000- 50,000 vehicles, however this planned vehicle is a different vehicle from the E-Pace we reported about earlier this year. The focus on this EV SUV has also caused Jaguar to discontinue work towards the J-Pace. According to Automobile mag, “Those who have seen sketches or mock-ups claim that in terms of stance and proportions, this battery-powered Jaguar SUV is even more convincing than Audi´s remarkable Q6 e-tron. It will be offered with a choice of one (RWD) or two motors (AWD), and with three different battery packs tuned for performance, range and charge time.