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Old 01-25-2018, 07:09 PM
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The game is changing and at an accelerating rate. Firstly JLR now sell more vehicles in China than in North America. Y'all can keep buying those big V8 trucks, but for highly urbanised, congested cities full ICEs will soon be legislated out of the centre of town. It's already happening with older diesels.
Many, if not even most of the luxury executive class of cars (S-class, 7 series, A8, XJ, Range Rover etc) spend their working lives in these city environments, driving maybe 50 miles per day, tops.
Jaguar aren't looking to outsell the S, just grab a lucrative share of the market with a niche product.
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The game is changing and...
Ohh so Jaguar is going after socialists!!! Got it.
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Old 01-26-2018, 11:47 AM
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Ohh so Jaguar is going after socialists!!! Got it.
again, you make no sense.

Car ownership is changing, from where we are now, to Transportation-as-a-Service. Some places will still require you own your own car, but for those of us in an urban setting, ownership is a burden. Why buy a cow when you can get milk delivered to your door?
Manufacturers are aware of this and are planning for it. What we are starting to see now are milestones along that road.
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Old 01-26-2018, 02:17 PM
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again, you make no sense.

Car ownership is changing, from where we are now, to Transportation-as-a-Service. Some places will still require you own your own car, but for those of us in an urban setting, ownership is a burden. Why buy a cow when you can get milk delivered to your door?
Manufacturers are aware of this and are planning for it. What we are starting to see now are milestones along that road.
No. You're just incapable of comprehending sarcasm. Your response is typical of people who feel frustration that they don't get the joke; they lash out.
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Old 01-26-2018, 02:52 PM
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No. You're just incapable of comprehending sarcasm. Your response is typical of people who feel frustration that they don't get the joke; they lash out.

I'm just so used to you being wrong about Ian Callum...
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Old 01-27-2018, 03:22 AM
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I'm just so used to you being wrong about Ian Callum...
As I said...lashing out.
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More rumors about the next generation Jaguar XJ:

https://europe.autonews.com/automake...ew-range-rover

What seems to be certain is the use of the brand new Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA). According to my sources, this new platform can be adapted for pure electric, plug-in hybrid, and mild-hybrid drivetrains. Therefore we might see a new Jaguar XJ with a pure electric as well as a conventional drivetrain (e.g. Ingenium inline six with mild-hybrid technology).
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Makes sense, given the way the market is moving.

However, I still feel like the XJ just doesn't have a place in today's market anymore, w/ Porsche coming out w/ sexy sedan and wagon all-electric cars that will presumably play in the same space, and MB/BMW/Audi/Lexus doing traditional luxo-barge way better than does Jag.
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...the XJ just doesn't have a place in today's market anymore...
And that is due to Callum's Merkur Scorpio styling. All of the panache the XJ had was GONE the minute that hatchback-looking mess arrived. Cars like the Bertone B99 and the Lagonda Taraf are beyond gorgeous whereas the XJ has always been beyond ugly.
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