Jaguar may have a new XJ out next year, but it we're not going to be left wanting for an interesting take on that car in 2011. Thanks to a ruling by the European Union approving a £307 million loan from the European Investment Bank, Jaguar will be producing a hybrid-powered XJ.
According to Auto Car, the car will use similar tech to the Vauxhall Ampera and Chevrolet Volt, which both rely on mains power for recharging but can also be topped up by the fossil-fuel powered engine. Jaguar is aiming for CO2 emissions of 120g/km, 57mpg fuel consumption a top speed of 112mph and a range of 30 miles on electric power for the 'Limo Green' XJ.
The investment will also contribute to development of other 'green' technology, including hybrid vehicles and small-capacity diesel engines. Jaguar Land Rover is also aiming to add some of these technologies to the Land Rover and Range Rover line-ups, as well as refreshing all of its cars with lightweight alloy shells, saving weight and thus improving economy.