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Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2021 Jaguar XJ teased

As we reported in June, the next generation of Jaguar XJ will have an electric powertrain. CEO Dr. Ralf Speth has referred to the next XJ as being “all-electric” and “full-electric”, suggesting there may be no petrol or diesel XJs whatsoever. AutoExpress published a teaser of the next-generation XJ, displayed at Jaguar Land Rover’s press conference this week at the Frankfurt motor show...

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...

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...

Jaguar XJ production to end in July, replacement reportedly coming 2020

Production of the current-generation Jaguar XJ will end on July 5 at the company's Castle Bromwich factory in Birmingham, England. A spokesperson confirmed the flagship sedan's demise to Jalopnik, but added Jaguar will "continue the XJ nameplate and will use its renowned engineering capability and technological innovation to ensure its longevity"...

Jaguar XJ50 on sale from $222,478

Jaguar Australia has announced pricing for the XJ50 special edition, available locally in four variants priced from $222,478 before on-road costs. Commemorating five decades of Jaguar's flagship limousines, the XJ50 is available with both the 250kW 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine and 221kW 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel, along with standard- and long-wheelbase bodies...

Jaguar XJR575 killed in Europe by WLTP

Jaguar has quietly killed the most powerful model in its XJ line-up – the XJR 575 – in Europe, due to more stringent World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP) regulations. Despite only being released last year, Auto Express reports the XJR 575’s low production numbers mean that it was not cost-effective for Jaguar to homologate it to meet the new test procedure...

Jaguar F-Type SVR and XJR575 join Ring Taxi fleet

Jaguar has added an F-Type SVR and XJR575 to the 'Ring Taxi' fleet, giving fans of the brand a chance to lap the legendary Nurburgring North Loop with a race driver behind the wheel. The cars themselves are standard, which means the F-Type SVR makes 420kW of power and 700Nm of torque from a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine. It'll hit 100km/h in just 3...

2018 Jaguar XJ50 revealed, bound for Australia

Just a week after announcing limited-run 400 Sport versions of the XE and XF, Jaguar has unveiled the XJ50, a special edition to celebrate half a century of flagship sedans from the Big Cat. Power will come from a choice of 3.0-litre petrol or 3.0-litre diesel engines, making 250kW and 221kW respectively. The 0-100km/h sprint takes 5...

Next-gen Jaguar XJ: Bigger and sportier, not an 'S-Class'

At almost 10 years old, the current-generation XJ represented a design step-change for Jaguar. Now Ian Callum, head of design for the Big Cat, says the followup will be bigger and sportier than before. With the most recent iteration launched in 2009, the XJ has always been Jaguar's flagship...

CarAdvice podcast 87: What do our readers think of the new Commodore? 

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner and Mike Costello. In car news, reports have surfaced about the the Alfa Romeo 6C sports car being prepared for 2020, while 2018 BMW X2 pricing and specs have been released. Also, Kia Australia is standing by the slow-selling Optima, QLD police union says hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ and don’t save lives, the Range Rover SV Coupe has been confirmed for Geneva, and reports the 2019 Jaguar XJ goes electric...