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I know that the Jaguar XE is going to be on the small side and pretty light. It seems to me that would make it take really well to a hybrid set-up. People would be happy to get a Jaguar that has awesome fuel efficiency.

But I don't think jaguar makes any hybrids so i'm not sure they have access to hybrid drivetrains that they could just slot into the XE. What do you guys think?
 

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There will by Hybrids, of ALL cars within the JLR family, there is already a RR with hybrid tech, and XJE has been undergoing testing, the C-X75 was a pure hybrid tech prototype, built with teh assistance of Williams F1, this was going to be put into production as is, but Jaguar pulled out at the last minute, leaving a £75m hole in William's annual figures.
 

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So we do think that there will be a hybrid then. You say that all jaguars are going to have hybrid power trains? Even the F-Type? I just didn't realize that Jaguar was making hybrids really. I think it makes sense in the XE though so I am happy to hear that they are going to do it.
 

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I think we should if Jaguar ever wants to get into hybrids theres no other better platform of theirs to start with than this.,
 

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Hybrids, I hate that word, are the way to go, look at the tech F1 are using, when they get it right and reliable it will filter down to road cars.
Given all the money F1 teams will throw at it, and the major manufacturers involved they will get there
 

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Hybrids, I hate that word, are the way to go, look at the tech F1 are using, when they get it right and reliable it will filter down to road cars.
Given all the money F1 teams will throw at it, and the major manufacturers involved they will get there
hehhehhh, I hate the perception of the world. Unfortunately it has come to mean "pretentiously unaware of my own jackassery" when it should mean "pretentiously superior performance to pure petrol". If we can get past this stoooooooopid stigma that Hybrids are somehow superior for the environment we can finally get into hardcore performance machines that hybrid tech can actually offer us.

I mean we all know electric motors produce torque from 0 RPM, and as you mentioned Andy just look at the new F1 cars, they are superior performers to their pure petrol ancestors.

SO in short, its not the word hybrid that is the problem in my opinion, but the connotations it has been given for no other reason than to goose an extra 15K from the pretentiously unaware :D
 

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Hybrids, I hate that word, are the way to go, look at the tech F1 are using, when they get it right and reliable it will filter down to road cars.
Given all the money F1 teams will throw at it, and the major manufacturers involved they will get there
Right now im okay with porsche's hybrid tech especially with how it is in the 918. Now Jaguar needs to do this
 

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Right now im okay with porsche's hybrid tech especially with how it is in the 918. Now Jaguar needs to do this
heh 918 is a play thing, go check out the 919 LeMans Hybrid, JAYSUS. V4 coupled to a hybrid system with energy recovery.
 

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There will by Hybrids, of ALL cars within the JLR family, there is already a RR with hybrid tech, and XJE has been undergoing testing, the C-X75 was a pure hybrid tech prototype, built with teh assistance of Williams F1, this was going to be put into production as is, but Jaguar pulled out at the last minute, leaving a £75m hole in William's annual figures.
Where did you get this info from? Do you have a source? I'm just not sure about Jaguar making all their models hybrids considering what they have right now.
 

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Where did you get this info from? Do you have a source? I'm just not sure about Jaguar making all their models hybrids considering what they have right now.
If not all of their models into hybrids, which models do you think they should make as a hybrid?
 

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I think that the upcoming SUV would make a good hybrid. F-Type is a no. Not sure about the XE, but I am leaning towards no on that as well. DO they have access to a hybrid powertrain anyway?
 

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A hybrid SUV would be great to have, if that's actually what they have planned then chances are as we hear more about it, we could see something pointing to that, as they would likely include it with the R&D process.
 

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There WILL, by hybrids of ALL Jaguar models from the XE to teh F-Type and everything in between, each will be completed during the next life cycles of the older models (XF & XJ), F-Type will get it within 18-24 months, depending on how the launch of XE and the new SUV go, after all, the profits are lower in hybrid vehicles, so the higher volume proucts will take up a lot of E-Tech first.
 

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There WILL, by hybrids of ALL Jaguar models from the XE to teh F-Type and everything in between, each will be completed during the next life cycles of the older models (XF & XJ), F-Type will get it within 18-24 months, depending on how the launch of XE and the new SUV go, after all, the profits are lower in hybrid vehicles, so the higher volume proucts will take up a lot of E-Tech first.
makes sense, which would logically dictate that XE and the new Disco Sport should be the first in line...
 

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There WILL, by hybrids of ALL Jaguar models from the XE to teh F-Type and everything in between, each will be completed during the next life cycles of the older models (XF & XJ), F-Type will get it within 18-24 months, depending on how the launch of XE and the new SUV go, after all, the profits are lower in hybrid vehicles, so the higher volume proucts will take up a lot of E-Tech first.
I think that Hybrids make sense on many of their vehicles but not all of them. I think that there may be a few that don't get hybrid powertrains just because there wouldn't be enough interest from customers in them.
 

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I think that Hybrids make sense on many of their vehicles but not all of them. I think that there may be a few that don't get hybrid powertrains just because there wouldn't be enough interest from customers in them.
yes but your missing one fantastically critical piece, its not always about the customer. Yes I know thats quite offensive to the modern consumer but its downright true. Hybrids lower the aggregate emissions of the entire range of vehicles under one brand.

Sure they may not batter down the doors for an XYZ Hybrid, but if XYZ hybrid allows them to build ABC obscene power machine than its completely, absolutely worth the while ;)
 
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