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Jaguar Confirms a Powerful New Electric ‘Four-Door GT’ for 2025

  • Jaguar is preparing to launch three new models, the first of which will be an electric “four-door GT.”
  • This model will ride on a new electric architecture called JEA and claims a range of 430 miles.
  • Jaguar claims a price of around $124,000 and the new model will debut later this year with deliveries starting in 2025.

It’s been a while since we last heard about a new Jaguar, but we finally have some news on what’s coming down the pipe from the British luxury brand. A new electric sedan, which Jaguar refers to as a “four-door GT,” will debut later this year before deliveries start in 2025. The company has released a teaser image and some preliminary specs, which include details about its new platform, its power output, and its range estimates.

We can’t see much from the teaser, but the view appears to be of the car’s wide rear haunches, and the roofline looks swoopy. We’re thinking that this Jaguar might be intended as a competitor to the Porsche Taycan sedan, which would be a pivot from the British marque’s previously planned electric XJ full-size luxury sedan that was scrapped a few years ago.

Performance will have to be brisk if the Jag wants to keep up with the Taycan, and the company does claim that this model will be more powerful than any other Jaguar ever. With today’s most powerful Jags offering 575 hp from a supercharged V-8 gas engine, we expect the new EV model to have at least 600 horsepower. Its new platform is called JEA, and this will likely underpin two other forthcoming Jaguar models that will debut after the GT. The initial range claim of 430 miles, which is no doubt on the WLTP cycle, could translate to somewhere in the 300-mile EPA range territory if the Jaguar EV comes to the U.S.

Jaguar claims “indicative pricing” of around £100,000, which translates to $124,000 at today’s exchange rates. That may change by the time the company starts taking orders for this new model in 2024, and deliveries won’t start until 2025. The GT will be built at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull factory in the U.K. and is scheduled to debut later this year.

This new model comes as part of a £15 billion investment from Jaguar Land Rover in electrification over the next five years. The company is transforming many of its manufacturing facilities and also plans to launch a range of Land Rover and Range Rover mid-size luxury SUVs on a new electric-only platform called Electric Modular Architecture (EMA).

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Despite being raised on a steady diet of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or perhaps because of it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession for the automotive industry throughout his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He found a way to write about cars for the school newspaper during his college years at Rice University, which eventually led him to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his first professional auto-writing gig at Automobile Magazine. He has been part of the Car and Driver team since 2016 and now lives in New York City.  

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