Jaguar is currently sorting its cards for the upcoming F-Type and reports suggest that we could be looking at an option of an electric powertrain in the upcoming model year.
On Tuesday, Autocar reported that the next F-Type which is due in 2021 is expected to sport an electric powertrain as an option among others. However, even if approved, the reports stated that there will be no zero-emissions powertrain that will be introduced during the launch.
To offset the weight of the batteries, the British magazine claimed Jaguar might utilize the increased use of aluminium over steel in the construction. This move complements Jaguar’s plans of going completely electric, starting with the next XJ.
Along with hints of an electric powertrain, it is also said that Jaguar is exploring more options for the future F-Type. A mid-engined model with a larger body, or a proper 2+2 seating arrangement could be on the cards. This could, however, throw the F-Type into the XK line’s path, if Jaguar is considering one in the first place.
We also know that Jaguar will most likely ditch its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine for a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that is borrowed from BMW.
If the aforementioned reports are to be believed, it is sure that every powertrain that is offered in the next F-Type will offer some form of electrification. This could be in line with Jaguar Land Rover CEO’s confirmation in 2017 stating that every model from the automaker launched onwards of 2020 will sport some form of electrification.