Electrification not lined out in future Future Jaguar Sports vehicles
Chief Engineer of Jaguar, Erol Mustafa, ha opened up that the hybrid powertrains will be finding its way into the brand’s sports cars. Mustafa speaking to the Autocar said that while there are no plans to implement the hybrid powertrains as a performance enhancer or to improve the emission and fuel economy, the auto mobile maker has not opposed the use of them in the future.
In 2010, the company has publicized the C-X75 Concept, a supercar that has featured with a hybrid powertrain that has combined diesel-powered and water-cooled turbines through four electric motors for a total output of 780 hp and 1,179 lb-ft of torque. Mustafa has also added that most of the vehicles that are built in Jaguar will be achieving good emissions in mind, also mentioned that there is no urgency in putting a powertrain in the F-Type that will not suit the car in making it more friendly.
Mustafa told Autocar that they have always been looking for ways to improve the car. The disclosure comes right after the reveal of the refreshed 2018 F-Type sports car, which is available with a new Ingenium 2.0-liter turbo-four rated at 296 hp and 295 lb-ft that’s coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission, making it the new base engine.
This new range engine was recently added to the XE, XF, and F-Pace but it has been less powerful in those applications at 249 hp and 269 lb-ft. Mustafa has also pointed that despite being the least powerful and cheapest F-Type available there has been a four-cylinder model which is different in its own character that differentiates it from the six- and eight-cylinder-powered variants.