Jaguar I-Tempo To Be Killed Off In 2025 Earlier than Rollout Of New EVs

The Jaguar I-Tempo electrical crossover will reportedly be discontinued earlier than the automaker’s relaunch as an all-electric model in 2025.

The transfer has been formally confirmed to Autocar by JLR CEO Adrian Mardell, which works towards earlier CEO Thierry Bolloré’s suggestion that the I-Tempo could be made “higher and higher” and stay on sale – maybe shifting right into a second era – alongside Jaguar’s next-gen electrical automobiles.

It isn’t but recognized when the I-Tempo will formally exit of manufacturing as Jaguar nonetheless has to excellent its launch calendar for the all-new electrical fashions coming by mid-decade. For now, Jaguar has mentioned it would debut its first next-generation EV in late 2024 and launch it in 2025. The mannequin will probably be constructed on mum or dad firm JLR’s bespoke JEA electrical structure.

Mardell mentioned Jaguar does not need the I-Tempo to be out of the marketplace for too lengthy earlier than the launch of the all-new EV household.

“Proper now, individuals are telling me it may be within the first half of 2025. That is just below two years away. I would be extra assured in that response once we’re 9 to 12 months away,” Mardell informed Autocar. Consequently, Jaguar has 9 to 12 months to work by these selections, the CEO added.

Mardell mentioned the Jaguar I-Tempo is principally offered within the UK and mainland Europe to assist guarantee the corporate complies with emission targets. He famous that the electrical crossover has made a giant contribution to the event of Jaguar’s future EVs because the I-Tempo has helped JLR perceive the best way to develop battery-electric autos.

Talking concerning the future all-electric Jaguar lineup, Mardell mentioned the automaker targets manufacturing of 4,000 automobiles per 30 days, in contrast with simply over 5,000 gross sales per 30 days within the first quarter of 2023 (ICE and EV mixed).

The manager mentioned Jaguar’s future EVs could have “exuberant” proportions with lengthy wheelbases, which is why the model wants its personal bespoke structure – JEA – and won’t use JLR’s modular MLA platform that can underpin the electrical Vary Rover from 2024, amongst different fashions. Mardell mentioned “the design language on them is simply beautiful.”