Jaguar is seeking to trademark the identify ‘Jaguar EV-TYPE’, sparking rumors that the British automotive producer might be eying an electrical sports activities automotive.
The trademark was utilized in mid-February and continues to be pending. The identify is an apparent reference to the long-lasting Jaguar E-Kind and it’s doable the EV-Kind identify might be used for the successor to the current F-Type.
Autocar studies that Jaguar has but to resolve what kind the F-Kind’s successor will take. Final yr, former design director Ian Callum created a blueprint for a next-generation sports activities that may be mid-engined and have a design impressed by the C-X75 concept. Nonetheless, it’s understood that Jaguar can be contemplating a proposal for an F-Type successor that retains its front-engined format.
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Arguably the hardest problem for Jaguar can be discovering an structure to make use of for a brand new electrical sports activities automotive. The model doesn’t at the moment have such a platform obtainable and will solely be capable of discover one if it strengthens its technical alliance with BMW and enters into some type of platform-sharing settlement to hitch the present powertrain-sharing settlement. Theoretically, a platform might be shared between the next-generation BMW i8 and the so-called Jaguar EV-Kind.
It’s also doable the EV-Kind might take some inspiration from the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe concept unveiled final yr. That automotive used powertrain know-how from Jaguar’s System E crew and due to 4 electrical motors, was rated at 1,006 hp, though it was not an actual idea however a digital one designed for the Gran Turismo Sport online game.
Be aware: Jaguar Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo pictured above.