·Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY all-electric racing car debut in Guangzhou
·New British premium all-electric coupe-style SUV Jaguar I-PACE had its first car owners handover ceremony
·19MY Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Discovery made their first appearance in Southern China and had their price announced
·19MY Jaguar XFL and Jaguar XEL debut in Guangzhou, 19MYLand Rover Discovery Sport made its first appearance to the Southern China consumers
(November 16, 2018, Guangzhou) The 16th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition had its opening in November 16th. Jaguar Land Rover China and Chery Jaguar Land Rover brought an impressive line-up of cars to display in Guangzhou. This year, the world’s first championship for mass-produced all-electric cars – the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY All-Electric Championship will support the FIA Formula E Championship as a pre-race competition. The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY all-electric racing car debuted at the auto show, showing Jaguar’s outstanding achievements in electric car technology. Jaguar’s first new British premium all-electric coupe-style SUV I-PACE was also showcased in the handover ceremony to the first owners. In addition, the 19MY Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Discovery models, which have received much attention, will be displayed and their price announced. The 19MY Land Rover Discovery Sport also made its first appearance to the Southern China consumers. Jaguar Land Rover’s high-performance sub-brand SV set up an exclusive room for consumers in the stand, to provide high-end custom-made services. The auto show site also offers a 3D design to show every aspect of Chery Jaguar Land Rover`s smart manufacturing technology and world-class quality system.
Choose to Stand Out Leads the Future and Shows British Art of Performance
This year, Jaguar launched a new theme in the Chinese market, which is dedicated to allowing more Chinese consumers to experience the unique charm of the brand. To this end, Jaguar strives to create premium cars with the Art of Performance characteristics and race track DNA, showing both British style and sports car performance.
At this auto show, the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY all-electric racing car made its debut in China, showing consumers the leading technology in electric car technology. As the latest example of the Jaguar race track DNA, the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY all-electric racing car demonstrates the Jaguar brand`s focus on innovation, research, and development of electric car technologies, also showing the importance of electrification in its future strategies and the concept of “Race to Innovate”.
The new British premium all-electric coupe-style SUV Jaguar I-PACE also had the handover ceremony with its first owners in the Guangzhou Auto Show. The Jaguar I-PACE new owners were invited to the exhibition to receive the cars. One of them, a famous Chinese actor, Xia Yu, participated in this exciting moment in the Jaguar I-PACE ceremony through a video. The Marketing Executive Vice President of IMSS, Mr. Paul Hu stated: “As Jaguar’s first premium all-electric coupe-style SUV, Jaguar I-PACE has a contemporary design, Jaguar sports car performance, practicality and the most advanced technologies including artificial intelligence. Its all-electric performance does not make it less charming.”
As a whole new premium all-electric SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE not only has sports car performance but also an aerodynamic design and offers an interior space comparable to a large luxury SUV. The Jaguar I-PACE is equipped with an 81 kWh lithium-ion battery, a single-charge gives a range of up to 456 km (according to the New European Driving Cycle standard test). Using the DC fast charging mode (100 kW), it can charge from 0 to 80% in 40 minutes, and 100 km of range can be charged in 15 minutes. Jaguar I-PACE has an efficient energy use system, equipped with a heat pump that uses energy from outside and heat scavenged from the inverters and power electronics to heat the cabin, rather than relying solely on energy from the battery. To extend the battery range, Jaguar I-PACE uses an electric brake booster that gives the brake system more flexibility and recovers almost all of the braking energy. When the driver lifts his foot from the accelerator pedal, the system activates the energy recovery, the vehicle will slowly reduce the speed, and the energy generated by the brake will charge the battery.
At the same time that the Jaguar I-PACE brings premium quality and electric technology, through its stylish, intuitive design it also offers intelligent interactive features. The new car is equipped with Jaguar’s exclusive InControl touch system, a perfect combination of analog and digital displays. Jaguar Smart Settings uses artificial intelligence to identify driver preferences by recognizing different keys and mobile phones and tailor the driving experience, bringing customization to a new level.
Jaguar I-PACE pursues the ultimate driving experience. With the two Jaguar-designed permanent magnet electric motors integrated with the front and rear axles, the Jaguar I-PACE provides a maximum power of 294 kW and a maximum torque of 696 Nm and accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds. Equipped with an all-wheel-drive system and the Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR), they give the vehicle stability and sports car agility and inspire confident driving at all times. In addition, the air suspension and Adaptive Dynamics control the car body by decreasing or increasing ride height according to road conditions. Also important is that the Jaguar Configurable Dynamics installed in the new vehicle provides up to 16 individual driving modes. It allows customers to personalize throttle mapping, gearbox shift points, steering settings, and suspension to suit different driving needs, and inspire the passion for driving with the Jaguar I-PACE.
With advanced powertrain technology and a premium experience, Jaguar I-PACE is not only a consumers` favorite but is also recognized by the industry. In the 2019 China Car of the Year awards, many professional media representatives participated in the evaluation and selection, and Jaguar I- PACE won the “Green Car of the Year”, which proves Jaguar Land Rover’s outstanding capabilities in electric technology.
A New Chapter to Explore and Go Above and Beyond
In 2018, with the Land Rover brand theme of “Discover China`s 24 Solar Terms”, the Never Stop Discovering tour restarted. Together with industry experts China Tourism Association and the Geographical Society of China, as well as partners Chinese National Geography magazine, Mafengwo.com, Autohome, National Geographic Traveler, The Travel Channel, Baidu Map, CITIC Press Group, China National Radio, and China Radio International Hit FM, officially released the Land Rover Road Trip Rating, and established the Land Rover Road Trip Rating council. This modern and professional road trip guide platform will bring new travel experiences through rich content and a product ecosystem, and further improve Land Rover’s unique brand experience.
In the next five years, Land Rover will cooperate with partners to leverage their expertise, technology, platforms, and other advantages to optimize the content, product ecosystem, and strive to build the most popular road trip rating list. In 2019, Land Rover expects to launch a variety of Road Trip Rating Route experience products, and with our strategic partner Baidu, provide a one-button function on their map navigation system that offers star-rated routes and official routes, as well as other recommendation features. From 2020 to 2023, Land Rover will establish an independent Road Trip Rating route product development and operation team to create a stable, mature content and product ecosystem, and develop a system to produce a high quantity of road trip routes.
In the sixth season, Land Rover’s Never Stop Discovering tour attracted much attention at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The 19MY Land Rover Discovery made its first appearance to the Southern China consumers. The new car has enhanced high-tech features for parking and driving, which further improves the Land Rover Discovery family’s outstanding all-terrain capabilities and versatility. The 19MY Land Rover Discovery model`s ride comfort, high performance, and innovative technologies clearly stand out. The manufacturer suggested retail price is RMB 688,000 to 959,800.
Pushing Boundaries with Outstanding Luxury and Capability
Another Land Rover that was showcased at the Guangzhou Auto Show was the Range Rover family models of the Land Rover brand that shined at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport were on display. The 19MY Range Rover manufacturer’s suggested retail price is RMB 1,258,000 to 2,648,000. The new and improved Range Rover features striking all-round exterior LED lighting and front grille, and stylish side skirts and vents, which give the Range Rover a dramatic, modern look. At the same time, the new car is also equipped with an InControl touch system that integrates two 10-inch high-definition touchscreens and a 12.3-inch high-definition Interactive Driver Display and Head-up Display presented in full color to optimize use, featuring the most intuitive and advanced connectivity technologies.
Performance is taken to new heights with the Range Rover family – the suggested retail price for the 19MY Range Rover Sport is RMB 908,000 to 1,888,000. The 19MY Range Rover Sport added a new 3.0-litre V6 SE model with standard All-Terrain Response System capability, electronic air suspension, full LED headlights, powered tailgate and many other leading features for customers. The SVR model is equipped with a 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged engine with 575 horsepower and maximum torque of 700 Nm, displaying the incredible performance of the Range Rover Sport.
Shared Value, Localization and Mission
Since its inception in 2012, Chery Jaguar Land Rover is inspired by the British heritage of Jaguar and Land Rover and has deepened its dual-brand operation. Based on the innovative concept of joint operation and strong capabilities, Chery Jaguar Land Rover uses its global advantages to create localized products to better meet the specific needs of Chinese consumers. At this auto show, the 19MY Jaguar XFL and Jaguar XEL use their outstanding capabilities to bring consumers British premium experience.
The 19MY New British Sports Business model Jaguar XFL shows a combination of dynamic and business characteristics. The Ingenium 2.0 litre 4-cylinder engine, rated one of the top ten engines by Ward’s Auto World is available in a 300 horsepower option with the leading 8-speed gearbox, maximizing both performance and fuel efficiency. The standard 10-inch touchscreen allows the driver and passengers to stay connected to the outside world. The 19MY New British Sports Sedan Redefined Jaguar XEL is designed for the younger generation of consumers. It offers a new level of ride comfort, dynamic capabilities, and innovative technologies. In addition, it has Apple CarPlay®, and Baidu CarLife features added for convenience.
In terms of quality, Chery Jaguar Land Rover adopts the global standards of Jaguar Land Rover. It has built a comprehensive quality system that covers the complete business chain, from product development, procurement, and manufacturing, to sales and after-sales. The second phase of the Changshu plant further upgraded the global flagship plant`s intelligent manufacturing, development, and production capacity of new products.
Chery Jaguar Land Rover, with its British heritage, continues to innovate and bring premium experience, showing its commitment to provide world-class quality products and services to the Chinese market. It follows sustainable strategies and leads transformation in the industry with its Shared Value concept. In the future, Chery Jaguar Land Rover will continue to deepen its dual-brand operation, promote the premium car industry, and surpass the expectations of customers, shareholders, and employees.