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Jaguar XJ Plug-In Hybrid Shown at Goodwood

In a joint project with the British Government’s Technology Strategy Board, Jaguar have created the XJ plug-in hybrid, an advanced engineering research vehicle which shows what a hybrid version of Jag’s flagship may look and feel like. The car will be shown to the public at Goodwood, this week.
Jaguar XJ Hybrid 1 photo
It is powered by Jaguar and Land Rover’s new 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine which is boosted by a 93 hp electric motor, pushing the car’s total power output up to a very reasonable 330 hp. The system enables the ‘green’ XJ to sprint from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in under 6.5 seconds, and on to a top speed limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).

Despite its excellent performance, the hybrid system’s main strong point are its combined fuel consumption of 3.2l/100km(87 UK mpg), as well as a very low CO2 rating of just 75g/km. Factor in the car’s maximum all-electric range of 40 km (25 miles), and it genuinely looks like a very promising alternative to the XJ’s current engine range.


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