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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 topples its own Nurburgring record

Not content with the production four-door lap Nurburgring lap record it set in 2017, Jaguar has returned and beaten its own marker with XE SV Project 8. By lapping the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7:18.361, the Project 8 slashed 2.9 seconds from its previous best...

Ian Callum creates own design consultancy: 'It's the right time'

You'd be hard pressed to name a car designer with a more distinguished CV than Ian Callum. The Scot has been in charge of styling at both Aston Martin and Jaguar, with a highlight reel that runs from the DB7 through to the I-Pace. When it was announced earlier this year that he was leaving Jaguar, it seemed like an anti-climatic end to a hugely distinguished career...

Jaguar Land Rover granted £500 million loan guarantee by UK government

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has secured a £500 million ($884 million) loan guarantee from the British Government, having last week announced plans to build its next-generation electric vehicles in the UK. The guarantee was made by the UK Export Finance agency, and is designed to give the struggling carmaker a leg-up in the race to develop electric vehicles, according to reporting by The Guardian...

Jaguar confirms electric XJ is coming

The current Jaguar XJ will be the last with an internal-combustion engine, with the company confirming its next sedan flagship will be pure-electric. The XJ badge debuted in 1968, and has been attached to big, four-door sedans powered by everything from inline-sixes to fire-breathing supercharged V8s over that period, with a smattering of V6 and V12 engines thrown in for good measure...

2021 Jaguar F-Type facelift spied

Both the updated Jaguar F-Type coupe and convertible have been spied undergoing testing on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Even with their bodies covered from head to toe in camouflage, it's clear the revised F-Type will share the platform and most of its body panels with today's model, which debuted in production form back in 2012...

Jaguar XJ and Range Rover to feature both electric, petrol drivetrains - report

The next-generation Jaguar XJ may be pitched as a Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan competitor, but will be built on a platform that supports internal combustion engines. A source has told Automotive News the next-generation XJ will be based on Jaguar Land Rover's new MLA (Modular Longitudinal Architecture) platform instead of the unique architecture employed by the I-Pace crossover...

Audi e-tron recalled in the US for fire risk

Audi and Jaguar are facing issues with the e-tron and I-Pace overseas, with the German marque issuing a recall over a potential fire risk, while the British brand is investigating a report of a fire in Europe. In the US, Audi has issued a safety recall for the e-tron quattro over concerns water can get into the charging port...

Ford to close UK engine plant in 2020

Ford will close its Bridgend engine factory in Wales as part of a wider restructuring of its European business. The factory currently makes various three- and four-cylinder engines, including the Sigma family and the 1.5-litre EcoBoost used in the Fiesta ST and Focus range. As a holdover from Ford's ownership of Jaguar, there's also a factory within the plant making the 5...

Jaguar XE Project 8 gains 'Touring' spec, available in Australia

Jaguar has followed in Porsche's footsteps, adding a more subtle 'Touring' specification to its hardcore XE Project 8 sedan range. Gone is the Project 8's ostentatious rear wing and stickers, replaced with a tidy little lip spoiler.  Just 15 examples will be built, all of which will be offered with a four-seat interior, as Jaguar looks to reposition the supercharged special edition as a practical family option...

BMW partnering with JLR on next-gen EV technology

Jaguar Land Rover will team up with BMW to develop 'next-generation Electric Drive Units', as both brands look for a more efficient way to electrify their ranges going forward. The agreement is designed to make research and development into the electric space more cost-effective, and to improve economies of scale by having both companies buy from the same suppliers...

Ian Callum retires as Jaguar's chief designer

Ian Callum will step down from his position as design director of Jaguar, and will be replaced by Julian Thomson, the company's creative design director, on July 1, 2019. After beginning his career at Ford in 1979, and Callum joined Tom Walkinshaw Design in 1990, where he played a part in designing the Aston Martin DB7, Vanquish and DB9...