JLR to launch 4 new models, 99 new model variants by 2024 - Report

08/08/2018 - 15:57 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

According to a report on Autocar UK, JLR has a product onslaught planned till 2024 which involves at least four new models, a replacement for every JLR model sold currently and 99 new model variants.

2019 Range Rover Evoque spy shot
The second generation Range Rover Evoque is expected to debut at the LA Auto Show in November this year. Image from IAB viewer Jon Peck.

The four new models are reported to be the Jaguar I-Pace, the all-new Land Rover Defender, a Jaguar J-Pace luxury SUV and a road-focused Range Rover 'Allroad' EV.

The first JLR model due for a successor is the Range Rover Evoque, whose successor is expected to debut at this year's Los Angeles motor show in November. The second-gen 2019 Evoque is reportedly based on a heavily modified version of the current steel platform and is named Premium Transverse Architecture (PTA). The best-seller from Land Rover will feature the revolutionary ‘see-through’ bonnet technology, new plug-in hybrid variants, and a 10 percent improvement to luggage space.

The next models to move to the Evoque's architecture will be the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Jaguar E-Pace, says the report. However, JLR has a different plan for its other models. The company is keen on its new MLA (Modular Longitudinal Architecture) - the new rear- and all-wheel-drive architecture which will allow JLR to offer petrol and diesel mild-hybrid engines, plug-in hybrid and a pure battery electric set-up. The MLA will eventually underpin future JLR models.

Range Rover Velar front three quarters right side at 2017 Thai Motor Expo
The MLA platform will offer petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrids and full electric capability.

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First up on the MLA platform will be the long-awaited new Defender which will be made at JLR’s new Slovakian plant from 2020. The next-gen XJ luxury sedan is reported to make use of the electric version of MLA.

Finally, the all-new Range Rover will be introduced, sometime in 2021 with 48V mild-hybrid Ingenium petrol and diesel engines. A fully electric Range Rover is not expected before 2022.

[Source - Autocar.co.uk]

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