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7 July 2020

Jaguar has registered to trademark the name Jaguar EV-Type, further fuelling speculation that the brand’s next sports car will be electric.

The trademark, which is still pending according to the WIPO global brand database, was first applied for in mid-February.

While trademarks are often registered by companies for a variety of reasons and don’t always preview the name of a forthcoming model, Autocar understands the British brand is actively considering an electric sports car.

Jaguar F-Type could become electric halo model

The name EV-Type appears to be a reference to the iconic Jaguar E-Type sports car of the 1960s and 1970s. This, along with the fact that the only Jaguar model still using the ‘Type’ suffix is the F-Type, adds considerable weight to the assumption.

It is still believed that Jaguar hasn’t firmly decided on what form the replacement for the F-Type will take, despite its designers having strong ideas. Former design director Ian Callum revealed last year that he had created a blueprint for Jaguar’s next-generation sports car with a mid-engined layout and a look inspired by the ill-fated C-X75 of 2010.

That design is thought to be dependent on a decision to make the next F-Type an EV; another proposal for a front-engined petrol car also remains on the drawing board.

Last year, Jaguar unveiled the Vision Gran Turismo Coupé concept as a digital model designed exclusively for the Gran Turismo videogame franchise. The company gave no indiciation that it would create a production version of the 1006bhp electric supercar, but its characterising features - a high beltline, long bonnet and swooping rear deck - are inspired by the C-X75 and F-Type, and could preview the design of future Jaguar EVs. 

One stumbling block would be the need to spend big on developing a bespoke platform for an electric sports car, although this issue could be helped if Jaguar Land Rover extends its budding collaboration with BMW.

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7 July 2020

Won't it use the XJ platform?

7 July 2020

For a sports car and the changes needed might mean that effectively it's a new, and unaffordable platform.

Not sure they'll get anything useful from BMW other than, maybe, a crate motor. It's not as though BMW have a BEV sports car in their future.

Robbo

A View from Down Under

7 July 2020

That would make it a really big car

7 July 2020

Find that every post is automatically rejected due to "spam control filters" and then automatically accepted when you hit "Save" a second time?

Or maybe Autocar just assume all Aussies are crims and dumb enough not to try again?

Robbo

A View from Down Under

7 July 2020

 Well, that didn't confirm a lot, more an if really, a sort of depends statement, the one image of the car and what it might look like shows a very sleek looking car.

7 July 2020

the one image has nothing to do with Jaguar at all and is yet another magazine hash up, i have never come across any magazine, this or Auto Distress to name the worst two, that rely heavily on their own disaster pictures, they just allow the reader to lokok and then state they have seen the new F-Type, without actually reading the blurb, the new EV-Type rgistration is just that, a registration, it does not mean anything other than that at the moment..... as ususal Autoduh always push it too far.

GZ

7 July 2020

They need a xk replacement...an grown up F-Type with rear seats!

7 July 2020
GZ wrote:

They need a xk replacement...an grown up F-Type with rear seats!

like the Gamera?

7 July 2020

A beautiful 2+2 based on the i-pace technology at 911 prices (or just below) seems like a great idea.  performance and range comparable to a Tesla model 3 but slightly better.  

7 July 2020

It could use the electric ipace chassis, perhaps shortened.

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