Jaguar ending production of current models in June

Originally published at: Jaguar ending production of current models in June – Jag-lovers

When Jaguar shuts down its factories in June of this year, that will be the end of internal combustion engine production for the brand.

In fact, it will be the end of production, full stop. At least until the new Jaguar EVs come online, if they do. We’re still not convinced that Tata won’t pull the plug on them at the last minute, like Thierry Bolloré did with the electric XJ back in 2021.

Considering the current slowing down of EV sales, especially in the U.S., we’re not too hopeful.

Besides, we’ve always claimed that Jaguar engines should have cylinders in multiples of six. We never expected to see that become zero times six. Nor were we quite ready for one and one third times six or two thirds times six either, but that’s a different story.

As we’ve previously reported, Jaguar will transition to an all-electric lineup in 2025. You’ll still be able to purchase a new Jaguar until then though, if everything goes according to plan:

“The majority of our products cease production in June, but they will be on sale for a much longer time, we will have a production schedule that enables us to have a continuous supply of vehicles until the new cars come … We’re trying to time it so we have enough volume to take us through to the launch of the new product and have a clean handover. Whether it will be as perfectly planned as that, we’ll see – maybe we’ll sell out more quickly, or maybe it will take a little longer to sell through the current inventory. But the plan is to sunset the current product portfolio and then launch the new ones.”

– Joe Eberhardt, JLR’s North American President and CEO, to Road & Track

If you’d like us to translate the corporate speak for you, we think he’s saying “We’ve given up on the current models.”

We understand and agree, with the exception of the F-Type. It was a gorgeous car, and even a really good car, one that deserved to see higher sales numbers than it did. Desperately in need of a bottoms-up refresh after 10 years in production, but still a worthy successor to the E-Type. There, we said it.

But the rest of the lineup? Good riddance.

As far as we know, there are still new F-Types available, so grab one while you can. Rejoice in the glorious soundtrack of a V8 engine that has been refined to damn near perfection. Find yourself an open road with some twisty bits and set it free. Let it do what it was born to do, this beautiful last of its kind.

Perhaps gone, but never forgotten.

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Agree entirely. Not that I’m intending to, but you would have to question the company’s commitment to aftersales service and parts backup on their current products, although it seems it’s already questionable.
Looks like we’ve now lived through the good times, might as well enjoy them while we still can.

Service? Warranty? Never was there and when it was, it wasn’t any good. Nope, you buy a Jaguar, and it is your baby. Parts? LOL. You gotta love 'em running or not.

I think there will be available inventory for some time. Considering Jaguar’s sales numbers, I think a lot of cars will be sitting on dealer lots for the foreseeable future. None of their models were hot sellers under normal conditions and with the market for both new and used vehicles crashing, it won’t be easy for them to sell cars.

No offense to those of you who own F-Types (I own an XJ40 so I know the feeling well), but I don’t feel there is any reason to mourn the loss of any of the current models. Most of their models are well past their expiration date and the styling has become watered down and boring. Even the F-Type just isn’t that exciting, and I don’t say that because I’m bitter towards Jaguar corp. The sales numbers speak for themselves.

Normally I’d be excited about a refresh to the current lineup, but I haven’t heard anything in the past few years that gives me any hope. Guess I’ll just have to wait for the 2025 models and hope to be surprised.

Question: Is LUCAS Ltd. supplying batteries for the upcoming Jaguar lineup?

Just the electronics…

Discussion on this topic is ongoing in the Lounge, gentlemen.

https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/what-happened-to-jaguar-cars-is-the-company-still-alive/443684?u=nick

The departure of Jaguar’s internal combustion engines marks a significant shift towards an all-electric future, reflecting the evolving automotive landscape. While the transition to electric vehicles brings some uncertainty, there’s hope that Jaguar will excel with their new electric offerings. The future of this iconic British brand is a story yet to unfold, with anticipation for what lies ahead.

You sound exactly like an AI would…

The shift towards an all-electric future in the automotive industry is definitely an exciting and transformative time. Jaguar’s decision to depart from internal combustion engines shows their commitment to embracing this evolving landscape. It’s true that there may be some uncertainty during this transition, but there’s also a lot of hope and anticipation for what Jaguar will bring with their new electric offerings. It’s like a new chapter in the story of this iconic British brand, and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead! :red_car::zap:

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The veracity of the posts is being looked at.

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Very good, Robin! Verifying the accuracy of posts is crucial in today’s digital age. It’s great to see that people are actively examining the truthfulness of information. Keep up the good work!
:relieved:

I read these in a Borat voice. I don’t know why but I do.

Amazon’s AI. They’ve scraped the site, and now they’re trying it out to see if they can trick us…
@classiccharlie try harder mate…

The joys of the car industry, especially for low volume/long model run manufacturers such as Jaguar…

I still think BATTERY cars are a poor interim/politically driven stop-gap, so I fear that may be a disastrous decision for Jaguar, especially as now there has been an extension in time for the UK/European phase out of fossil fuel engines, and growing resistance of any complete phase out in US and Australia, where there are real problems with Battery EVs outside highly and densely populated city and urban areas, as seen in most of Australia and much of USA. But the only viable environmentally friendly solution of Hydrogen fueled EVs is proceeding in leaps and bounds, being the preferred choice of two of the worlds largest car manufacturers - Toyota and Hyundai - Batteries are NOT an environmentally friendly direction… Seems to me the Europeans are not handling this well, including Jaguar…

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Does anyone else find it bizarre that Jaguar is a month away from shutting down production of all of their current vehicles, yet there hasn’t been a single image of clue about what they’re going to introduce? They’ve claimed in their annual reports that they’ll be in production by the end of ‘24, yet there have been no concept cars at shows, no renderings released, no camouflaged test vehicles sighted. No press teasers. Zip. Nada.

With everything needed to bring a new vehicle to production, it seems incredulous to expect a new vehicle by the end of ‘25, let alone this year. Either they are running a skunk works effort worthy of Area 51, or they are following the Elon Musk method of delivering years after the promise.

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Are Land Rovers going all-electric too?

If not, then my uninformed speculation is that Jaguar is going to be just a boutique sideline brand that Land Rover dealers can sell on the side. Jaguar would no longer be a full-line automotive brand.

If Jaguar comes up with a big hit, then LR dealers have something profitable to sell. If not, then it keeps some LR dealers in touch with the electric/non IC technologies that may integrate more into the Land Rover line as time goes along, and some may choose to skip Jaguar as more trouble than it’s worth.

In a way, it could help Jaguar in that they could make more focused, more striking products if they didn’t have to appeal to the general masses (i.e. a sedan that has to have adequate rear leg and headroom - a sports coupe that’s easy to get in and out of.)

Those would be more exciting to Jaguar enthusiasts but not as appealing to a larger audience who would demand more practicality for their money.

Dave

I think, you’re right Dave. Maybe there will be one or two (very expensive) cars, but the spirit of great engines combined with discrete luxury is over. R.I.P Jaguar

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Great way to kill a legendary car company. I think they want it off thier balance sheet as the numbers have been suffering.

I worry about future bans on classic car ICEs more than anything…I’m sure it’s in the back of the minds of all the EU and UK patrons as a possible near term concern. Some states here could get aggressive with regulations on classics…

Perhaps classic car clubs should form an overall body to create a survey? When I say overall they have no say over the running of the individual clubs, they operate more as a collective mouthpiece to our central government.
We have just been through this here in NZ, we have the ‘NZ Federation of Motor Clubs’
They have concluded a survey of Classic, Historic and Millitary clubs
The most astounding outcome was the annual spend of the segment (bearing in mind not all car clubs are members) that figure was $NZ16 B
From a population of under 6 million souls thats fairly impressive and not too sniffed at!

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