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There was a time when all-wheel drive was the exclusive realm of trucks: pickups and SUVs designed to venture far off the beaten path. But these days, you can get all sorts of vehicles with four-wheel traction: sports cars, convertibles, sedans, wagons, hatchbacks, and, yes, electric vehicles.

While most EVs transmit their power and torque to the road through one axle, there are a fair few on the market now (or coming soon) that offer the rare combination of electric propulsion with traction at each corner.

ALSO SEE: Top 10 Hybrids with AWD

So if our recent list of all-wheel-drive hybrids wasn’t electrified enough for your liking, here are 10 all-wheel-drive cars and trucks that run on battery power alone – no fossil fuels required – ranked from the least expensive to the most (short of exotic, multi-million-dollar supercars).

Top 10 Electric Cars with AWD

Tesla Model 3

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  • Range: 310 miles
  • 0-60: 3.2-4.4 seconds
  • Price: $49,900-59,900

The most cost-effective and compelling options come from Tesla, whose entry-level Model 3 starts at under $40,000 in standard-range, rear-drive form. Step up to the Long Range model for just under $50k and you get dual motors – one at each axle, driving all four wheels – and its range climbs from 240 miles to 310. The top-of-the-line Performance model pushes $60k and gets that same range, but drops the 0-60 time down from to just 3.2 seconds.

Tesla Model Y

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  • Range: 280 miles
  • 0-60: 3.5-4.8 seconds
  • Price: $52,000-61,000

Dig the Tesla Model 3 but prefer the taller form of a crossover? The new Model Y could be just the ticket. The baby brother to the Model X is a little heavier than 3, so its range and performance suffer slightly – and you’ll pay a little more for it, too. The rear-drive Long Range model starts at $48,000 and delivers the best range of 300 miles. With Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive, it goes for $52k and 280 miles but drops the 0-60 time down from 5.5 seconds to 4.8. And for $61k, the top Performance model delivers the same 280-mile range but will sprint to 60 in just 3.5 seconds.

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Polestar 2

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  • Range: 275 miles
  • 0-60: under 5 seconds
  • Price: $63,000

Volvo’s electrified brand is following up on the upscale Polestar 1 hybrid luxury coupe (itself soon to begin production) with the new Polestar 2. And this time it’s not only (relatively) more accessible – it’s all-electric, too. With typically Scandinavian minimalist, angular design, the five-door fastback promises a 0-60 time of under five seconds and a range of 275 miles. The launch edition is hitting the West Coast first for $63,000, but we’re expecting more affordable versions to proliferate across the country from around $45k.

Rivian R1S & R1T

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  • Range: 230-410 miles
  • 0-60: 3.0-4.9 seconds
  • Price: $69,000-72,500

A newcomer to the field, American startup Rivian is gearing up to launch its Electric Adventure Vehicle in two forms: the R1S sport-ute and the R1T pickup. Both are based on the same underpinnings and promise similar specifications in an effort to shake up the truck market dominated by conventional automakers and beat Tesla’s forthcoming pickup to the punch. At around $70k, they won’t come cheap, but they aim to deliver with range as high as 410 miles and a 0-60 time as low as three seconds flat.

Mercedes-Benz EQC

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  • Range: 279 miles (NEDC)
  • 0-60: 4.9 seconds
  • Price: est $70,000

The first dedicated electric vehicle from Mercedes’ new EQ line is a crossover. The EQC is about the size of the conventional GLC, but with batteries and electric motors in place of an internal-combustion engine, and more futuristic styling to set it apart. So far Daimler has only quoted a 279-mile range on the outmoded NEDC standard, but we’re anticipating a 0-60 time of under five seconds and a sticker price in the low $70k range. Expect final figures to be announced before it reaches showrooms next year – around the same time that BMW will introduce its own challenger in the form of the forthcoming iX3.

ALSO SEE: 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Review

Jaguar I-Pace

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  • Range: 234 miles
  • 0-60: 4.5 seconds
  • Price: $70,525

Among the first electric vehicles to come from an established luxury automaker, the I-Pace is the initial salvo in an onslaught of EVs in the pipeline at Jaguar Land Rover. Like so many on this list, the electric Jag is positioned as a crossover, even if it’s closer in form to a hatchback. But whatever you call it, it’s a pretty slick piece of kit that was quickly named World Car of the Year. It’s even yielded a racing version for an undercard support series of the Formula E championship (in which Jaguar also competes).

ALSO SEE: Jaguar I-Pace Review

Tesla Model S

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  • Range: 285-370 miles
  • 0-60: 2.4-4.0 seconds
  • Price: $75,000-116,000

The original Tesla (discounting the Lotus-based first-generation Roadster) is still one of the best electric vehicles on the market. Unlike its smaller stablemates, Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive now comes standard, starting at $75k with 285 miles of range and a four-second 0-60 time. The Long Range version will hit 60 in 3.7 seconds and go for 370 miles on a charge for $85k. The Performance model can be yours for $96k, sacrificing 25 miles of range for a three-second sprint. But splash out $116k and you get Ludicrous Mode, electrically rocketing to 60 in a mind-blowing 2.4 seconds (while maintaining the Performance model’s quoted range).

Audi E-Tron

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  • Range: 204 miles
  • 0-60: 5.5 seconds
  • Price: $75,795

Audi has entered the EV game with… you guessed it: a crossover. The debut E-Tron is larger than its rivals from Mercedes and Jaguar –  and bigger, in other terms, than the conventional Q5, but not as big as the Q7 and Q8. It consequently delivers a somewhat lackluster 204-mile range and a 5.5-second 0-60 time. But sure as our climate is changing, you can bet there’ll be more EVs to follow from the German automaker in an array of shapes and sizes.

Tesla Model X

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  • Range: 255-325 miles
  • 0-60: 2.7-4.6 seconds
  • Price: $81,000-122,000

Find the new Model Y too small for your liking, or not prepared to wait for it to start rolling off the line in Fremont next year? Tesla can hook you up with a Model X – the one with the trick “falcon-wing” rear doors – but it won’t come cheap. Pricing starts at $81k, which nets you 255 miles of range and a 4.6-second 0-60 time. Step up to the Long Range model and you get 325 miles and a 4.4-second run for $91k. The $102k Performance model goes for 305 miles and a 3.4-second sprint. Splash out an extra $20k and you can experience the Ludicrous acceleration of 2.7 seconds, if you can stomach the sticker price.

Porsche Taycan

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  • Range: 310 miles
  • 0-60: under 3.5 seconds
  • Price: est $85,000

Porsche has embraced electrification like few others, at one point offering more plug-in hybrids than any other automaker in the business. Now it’s taking the next step by introducing its first full EV. The Taycan is slated to be revealed in September, and is expected to closely follow the lead set by the Mission E concept (pictured), with a range of over 300 miles and a very Porsche-like 0-62 time in the low-three-second range. And there will be more to follow, including a more rugged version and an all-electric variant of the next-generation Macan.


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Top 10 Electric Cars with the Longest Range Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:00:29 +0000 Top 10 Electric Cars with the Longest Range Top 10 Electric Cars with the Longest Range
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When it comes to electric cars (EVs), there’s nothing more important than range.

Sure, comfort, performance, and technology are very important to many prospective EV owners, but typically, they want the vehicle to be able to travel a respectable distance on a full battery charge before anything else.

SEE ALSO: Top 10 Best Electric Vehicles – The Short List

In this post, we’re going to count down the top 10 EVs with the most range for 2019. Our list includes vehicles that can be purchased new in 2019 only, so electric vehicles or variants that have gone out of production were not eligible.

This wasn’t a very hard list to whittle down, to be honest, as there aren’t many EVs for sale today. Hopefully, that will change in coming years, however, as major players like Honda, Volkswagen and Ford look to get in on the EV game.

SEE ALSO: Top 10 Hybrids with AWD

10. Audi E-Tron

The 2019 Audi E-Tron is 10th on our list, with its 95 kWh lithium-ion battery and dual electric motors providing a maximum estimated driving range of 204 miles. The vehicle returns the equivalent of 74 MPGe, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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9. Nissan Leaf Plus

Ninth is the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus. Serving as a long-range version to the standard Leaf, the Leaf Plus has a larger 62 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a slightly more powerful single electric motor. It will get an estimated 226 miles on a charge and is rated at 108 MPGe by the EPA.

ALSO SEE: 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus Review

8. Jaguar I-Pace

The Jaguar I-Pace crossover (not to be confused with the gasoline Jaguar E-Pace) has a dual motor electric drive system and 90 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which make for a maximum electric driving range of 234 miles. The EPA rates the vehicle’s efficiency at 76 MPGe.

ALSO SEE: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Review

7. Chevrolet Bolt EV

General Motors’ awkwardly shaped EV, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, is very efficient for what it is. It has a single electric motor and 60 kWh battery pack, which provides a pure electric range of 238 miles. The vehicle is rated at 109 MPGe, meaning its battery and electric motor aren’t wasting much energy and do a good job at regenerating energy when the vehicle is coasting and braking.

ALSO SEE: 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV Review

6. Kia Niro EV

Hyundai and Kia are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the electric vehicle space. The Niro EV is a shining example of the Korean brand’s EV prowess, with its 64 kWh lithium-ion battery and single electric motor good for an impressive driving range of 239 miles. The EPA rates the Niro EV at 112 MPGe – only slightly less efficient than the smartly engineered Bolt EV.

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5. Kia Soul EV

The new Kia Soul EV seems like a great offering right off the bat. It has the same 64 kWh lithium-ion battery and single electric motor as the Niro EV, but it is slightly more efficient at 114 MPGe. This enables a slightly further driving range than the Niro EV of 243 miles, although the real-world range of these two would be nearly identical.

ALSO SEE: 2020 Kia Soul EV Review


4. Hyundai Kona EV

Yet another Hyundai-Kia entry appears on our list in the way of the Hyundai Kona EV. The Kona is one of our favorite crossovers in standard gas-powered form and it only gets better with a torquey electric powertrain. Powering this emissions-free crossover is the same 64 kWh battery and single electric motor found in the Soul EV and Niro EV, but better aerodynamics help the Kona EV eke out an estimated 258 miles of range on a single charge.

ALSO SEE: 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Review

3. Tesla Model X Long Range

You knew Tesla would occupy the first three spots of this list, right? Kicking things off for the electric car brand is its fancy Model X crossover, which can travel 295 miles on a single charge thanks to its large 100 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and twin electric motors. The EPA rates its efficiency at a somewhat poor 87 MPGe – the Model X’s potato shape certainly lending itself to this disappointing figure.

2. Tesla Model 3 Long Range

The long-range Tesla Model 3 has a 75 kWh lithium-ion battery and either a single or dual electric motors, which provide an estimated driving range of 310 miles. The EPA rates the Model 3’s efficiency at a very impressive 130 MPGe. While it finds itself in second place, the Model 3 has the best efficiency of any EV on this list.

ALSO SEE: Tesla Model 3 Review

1. Tesla Model S Long Range

All these years later and the Tesla Model S remains the most impressive electric production vehicle, with the long-range version of the sedan able to travel 335 miles estimated on a single charge thanks to its 100 kWh battery and twin electric motors. The EPA rates its efficiency at 102 MPGe. Can anyone dethrone Tesla at this point?


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Jaguar and BMW Join Forces on Next-Gen Electric Drive Systems Wed, 05 Jun 2019 18:28:09 +0000 Jaguar and BMW Join Forces on Next-Gen Electric Drive Systems Jaguar and BMW Join Forces on Next-Gen Electric Drive Systems
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Former FCA CEO, the late Sergio Marchionne, predicted long ago that car companies would have to join forces as automotive research and development costs continue to rise.

The insightful Italian-Canadian cautioned companies from spending billions to develop identical tech to their rivals just to call it their own, and it seems the industry is beginning to listen.

SEE ALSO: Jaguar I-Pace vs Tesla Model X: Which EV is Right for You?

This week, Jaguar and BMW announced a partnership that will see them join forces on next-generation EV drive systems – likely realizing that it is pointless to develop their own versions of technology that will end up performing in similar or nearly identical ways.

In a statement, the two companies said the “strategic collaboration will build on the considerable knowledge and expertise in electrification,” within Jaguar and BMW. Jaguar brings knowledge gained from the development of the I-Pace SUV to the table, while BMW will contribute through experience gained developing and producing the i3.

“The agreement will enable both companies to take advantage of efficiencies arising from shared research and development and production planning as well as economies of scale from joint procurement across the supply chain,” Jaguar and BMW added.

ALSO SEE: The Best EV Charges for Your Home

Jaguar and BMW are a good fit for one another as they have similar levels of experience with production electric vehicles. They are also both luxury automakers, so they will have similar needs for their next-gen electric powertrains with regard to refinement, performance, and range. Future Jag/BMW powertrains will still be quite different, however, with both saying they will develop systems “to deliver the specific characteristics required for their respective range of products.”

Jaguar and BMW did not provide a timeline on when we could see its next-generation electric drive system make its debut.


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Top 5 Best BMW 3 Series Alternatives – The Short List Tue, 28 May 2019 14:30:24 +0000 Top 5 Best BMW 3 Series Alternatives – The Short List Top 5 Best BMW 3 Series Alternatives – The Short List
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The BMW 3 Series is a living legend.

Generation after generation, this sports sedan has delivered the goods: scintillating dynamics, luxury appointments, and impeccable German pedigree. But would you believe, this blue-chip Bimmer isn’t the only game in town?

Arguably, BMW’s venerable 3 Series sets the luxury sport sedan standard. It’s well-built and efficient, engaging and refined, but there are myriad excellent alternatives to this Bavarian four-door. In fact, here are five of our favorites.

5. Jaguar XE

We start with something from the British Isles. Jaguar’s XE offers subtle styling inside and out with pleasant dynamics and a broad range of powertrains. This sports sedan can be had with a fuel-sipping diesel under the hood, two potencies of turbo-four and even a supercharged V6 that’s rated at 380 horses. For enhanced versatility all-wheel drive is available with every engine. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board.

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4. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Now, for a classic 3 Series rival, the smart and sophisticated Mercedes-Benz C-Class. In a lot of ways, this challenger is all about diversity. You can get it in sedan, coupe, and even cabriolet formats. A plug-in hybrid drivetrain is offered, as is a high-performance AMG version, an ideal foil to the speedy BMW M3. There’s a tasteful elegance to Stuttgart’s offering, a maturity the 3 Series seems to lack. And that interior? It’s a ‘beaut, bringing to mind a baby S-Class. Under the hood there’s power-a-plenty. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine is standard, though you can also get force-fed V6 and even a hand built V8 for all-out performance.

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3. Tesla Model 3

Now, for a 3 Series alternative that, increasingly, is stealing both sales and mindshare away from this esteemed Bimmer. The Tesla Model 3 is fast, upscale and comes with four doors, making it a perfect fit for this list.

Broadening the Model 3’s appeal, it’s available in several flavors from a mid-range, rear-drive version with about 264 miles of range, to a performance variant with four-corner traction and enough juice to go 310 miles between charges. That hot-rod example can also hit 60 miles an hour in just 3.3 seconds, topping out at 155. Beyond all this, the Model 3 offers loads of high-tech gadgets, from a gigantic control screen on the dashboard to Enhanced Autopilot, Tesla’s semi-autonomous driver aid.

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Another feather in its cap, Model 3 sales are booming. Supposedly, this car was the most-popular luxury vehicle in the U.S. last year, with nearly 146,000 delivered, handily outpacing combined sales of the 3 and 4 Series.

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2. Genesis G70

Next up, something more conventional, though still completely out of left field: the Genesis G70. This South Korean upstart is unexpectedly excellent. In fact, we’ve taken such a shine to this four-door, it easily drove away with our 2019 Car of the Year award. With expressive design, a luxurious interior and excellent road manners the G70 is hard not to fall in love with. Of course, the optional 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6, which can rocket this car 60 miles an hour in as little as 4.5 seconds, doesn’t hurt, either. Even the base four-cylinder engine is plenty stirring and can be paired with a manual gearbox.

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1. Alfa Romeo Giulia

Unquestionably, one of our favorite upmarket sports sedans is the Alfa Romeo Giulia. A driver’s car through and through, it melds classic exterior styling with segment-leading dynamics. Seriously, even the base model, which features a 280-horsepower turbo-four is amazing to drive. But if you’re a true enthusiast, you’re going to want the Quadrifoglio model, which features Ferrari-sourced, 505-horsepower V6 that makes all the right noises and delivers astonishing performance, zero-to-60 in less than four seconds.

SEE ALSO: Top 10 Badass Sedans – The Short List

There you go, five of our favorite luxury sport sedans, but, of course, there are other options, from the new Volvo S60 to Infiniti’s shapely Q50. But what is your favorite BMW 3 Series alternative? Leave a comment down below.

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Top 10 Best Convertibles: 2019 – The Short List Tue, 21 May 2019 15:17:04 +0000 Top 10 Best Convertibles: 2019 – The Short List Top 10 Best Convertibles: 2019 – The Short List
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After another brutal Midwestern winter, warm weather is finally upon us once more. This makes convertibles top of mind, and here’s a list of our favorite ones.

Whether you’ve got a middle-class budget or can afford six-figures, there’s a wide range of droptop cars available from manufacturers all around the world. Underscoring this point, here are 10 of our favorite convertibles, an eclectic list with a little something for everyone.

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Best Convertibles

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

And we start in Italy with the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. What other car offers such dramatic styling and purity of purpose for the same money? Starting at less than $70,000, it truly is a reasonably attainable exotic. Not a convertible in the traditional sense because it has a removable fabric roof section rather than a contraption that folds away like a piece of origami, it nonetheless provides an open-air driving experience, allowing you and one lucky passenger to see the sky above and listen to its 237-horsepower engine crackle and churn with every gear change.

ALSO SEE: Top 15 Best AWD Sports Cars


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Ford Mustang

Neither the fastest nor fanciest car available, the Mustang is nonetheless an icon, a four-wheeled piece of rolling Americana. Available in fastback and convertible body-styles, Ford’s fabled filly unquestionably deserves a spot on this list thanks to its heritage, affordability and, of course, performance. Droptop models can be had with a thrifty EcoBoost four-cylinder engine or the mighty 5.0L V8 endowed with 460 horses.

SEE ALSO: 9 Things to Know About the Range Rover Velar


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Aston Martin DB11 Volante

Aston Martin’s DB11 is, hands down, one of the prettiest cars available today. With a long nose, clean flanks and perky rear, it’s a stunner from just about every angle. And even the convertible Volante version is gorgeous, losing none of the coupe’s elegance when engineers chopped the top. A 503-horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 borrowed from the folks at Mercedes-AMG makes an equally compelling argument.

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Jeep Gladiator

Next up, the Jeep Gladiator. Wait, hold on, hold on. Why is a JEEP of all things on this list? Well, it turns out every version of this off-road-focused pickup is a convertible. And just like a taco you can have either a hard shell or soft – removable rigid panels or an easily folded fabric roof. Gladiator is our wild-card pick here, melding the go-anywhere capability of a Wrangler with the versatility of a midsize truck. It looks nice, drives well for what it can do, and is far more versatile than anything else presented here.

ALSO SEE: The Only 15 ‘Real’ SUVs Left on the Market


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Chevrolet Corvette

As it has been for generations, Chevrolet’s Corvette coupe is an unfathomable performance bargain, delivering near-supersonic speed at an entirely blue-collar price. For droptop aficionados, the convertible version is similarly affordable, starting at less than $62,000. Even in bargain-basement guise, it packs heat in the form of a 455-horsepower small-block V8, which enables it to hit 60 miles an hour in as little as 3.7 seconds. And if the Corvette is still out of your budget, the more affordable Camaro is also available as a droptop.

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Jaguar F-Type

What’s not to love about the Jaguar F-Type? This British performance machine comes in both coupe and convertible formats, is clothed in gorgeous styling, and offers a multitude of drivetrain configurations. You can get a base turbo-four, a potent six or even a fire-breathing supercharged V8 with up to 575 horsepower in the range-topping SVR model. No matter the model, this Jag is one of our favorite droptops.

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Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster


The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster is a Germanic take on the classic convertible formula, with more angles and hard edges than, say, Jag’s F-Type. With an almost impossibly long hood and a curt rear end, this Benz is all drama, especially when you pop the hood. A 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 is standard, delivering either 469 horsepower in “base” form or a stout 550 in the GT C model. Unfortunately, it ain’t cheap, starting north of $125,000. Mercedes also offers many other convertibles if this is out of your budget — the C-Class Cabriolet, E-Class Cabriolet, and SLC Roadster are all great options.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata/RF

But no convertible compilation would be complete without the Mazda MX-5 Miata. This car proves you don’t need 500 horsepower or a second mortgage to have a blast behind the wheel. In fact, a mere 181 ponies and about $25,000 is all that’s required. Small, lightweight and surgically precise, this droptop will absolutely dance in the hands of even less-than-perfect drivers. Maximizing the open-air fun, you can get a lid that’s either soft or hard, so take your pick.

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Porsche 911

Porsche’s 911 is one of the most hallowed automobiles in production today. Including it on this list is simply a no-brainer. The 911 is offered in a huge variety of models. Of course, there are plenty of convertible options, from the base Carrera Cabriolet to an open-air version of the 911 Turbo S, there’s plenty to choose from, especially if you count the Targa models. But no matter which one you lust after, this Porsche is guaranteed to please. In fact, we’re sure even the good doctor himself would be proud (that’s Dr. Porsche). If the 911 is a bit too rich, Porsche also offers the more affordable 718 Boxster, which is definitely one of our favorite convertibles as well.

SEE ALSO: 9 Things to Know About the Mercedes-AMG S63 – The Short List


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Audi R8 V10 Spyder

Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus

Now, unquestionably, one of our favorite convertibles available today is the Audi R8 V10 Spyder. In high-output “Plus” form this Teutonic speed-machine brandishes 602 horsepower and can hit 60 miles an hour in a breathtaking 3.5 seconds. Not quite as fast, the car’s skimpy cloth roof opens or closes in about 20 seconds at speeds up to 31 MPH. Base price for a standard model is around $180,000, grab a Plus and you’re closer to 210. YIKES! If you’re looking for something more affordable, Audi also offers the A3 and A5 Cabriolet and the TT Roadster.

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Where Is Jaguar Made? Fri, 03 May 2019 21:09:37 +0000 Where Is Jaguar Made? Where Is Jaguar Made?
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Relatively speaking, Jaguar is a somewhat obscure luxury automaker, having significantly less market share than its German rivals at BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi.

For that reason, you may be unaware of where Jaguar originates and where it builds its cars today.

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In this post, we will provide a brief history of Jaguar and also list every factory the company currently operates. This list will focus on where Jaguar builds its cars destined for the North American market, as it operates some factories that service certain markets only, like those in China.

Where is Jaguar From?

The company that we know as Jaguar today started life as the Swallow Sidecar Company, which was started by two motorcycle enthusiasts, William Lyons and William Walmsley, in Blackpool, England, in 1922. Walmsley eventually pulled out of the venture, forcing Lyons to seek additional investment as he reinvented the company as S.S. Cars Limited.

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S.S. Cars released its first model, the Jaguar 100, in 1935. By 1945, the company had elected to change its company name to Jaguar, rather than continue to use it as a model name, with Lyons saying the Jaguar name was more distinctive and British-sounding than S.S. Cars. The first model released under the newly rebranded Jaguar moniker as the XK120 – a now iconic vehicle that stands as an important piece of motoring history.

Today, Jaguar is owned by Jaguar Land Rover, which is a subsidiary of Indian automotive giant Tata. Its headquarters are located in Coventry, UK.

Where is Jaguar Made?

Castle Bromwich Assembly, Birmingham, UK

  • Jaguar XE
  • Jaguar XF
  • Jaguar XJ
  • Jaguar F-Type

Solihull plant, Solihull, UK

  • Jaguar F-Pace
  • Jaguar XE
  • Jaguar XF
  • Jaguar XJ

Jaguar Land Rover Oxford Road (Special Vehicle Operations and Classic) – Ryton-on-Dunsmore, UK

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  • Jaguar F-Pace SVR
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Magna Steyr – Graz, Austria (contract plant)

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JLR Brazil, Itatiaia, Brazil

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JLR’s Formula e Learnings Will Trickle Down to Production Electric Cars Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:59:08 +0000 JLR’s Formula e Learnings Will Trickle Down to Production Electric Cars JLR’s Formula e Learnings Will Trickle Down to Production Electric Cars
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Jaguar picked up a few big awards this week at the New York Auto Show with its I-Pace EV crossover, which won the World Car of the Year Award, Green Car of the Year Award, and the World Design of the Year Award. 

That’s an impressive amount of success for Jaguar’s first full EV, and the automaker is planning to have some kind of electrification in every new model they build, including the Land Rover lineup. We learned that the brand new Range Rover Evoque will sport a 48-volt mild hybrid system, which will join the new plug-in versions of the full-size Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

See Also: 2020 Range Rover Evoque Review

When asked about the lessons learned from the design and development process of JLR’s first full EV, Dave Larsen, the Product and Launch Planning Director explained that Formula e was a big part of the success.

“What we’re learning on the race track is battery management,” he said. “It really comes down to battery management and power management. That’s where you’ll get your improved efficiency and range.”

He adds that range is what’s most important to customers. The I-Pace offers 234 miles of range, which isn’t class-leading, but still pretty solid. The automaker is heavily involved in Formula e, the open-wheel racing series that uses full electric race cars, and even has a support spec racing series with the I-Pace eTROPHY. This is a special race consisting only of race-ready Jaguar I-Paces.

See Also: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Review

“We’re taking what we’re learning on the race track and integrating that into the I-Pace and the Range Rover products,” he says.

Most of the time, automakers test their cars in extreme conditions like taking them to the Arctic Circle or out to Death Valley, for example, but Larsen explained that racing helps them learn even more about temperature management and how that affects the power and range.

“I like to think that we’re pushing the cars [and the technology] to the absolute limit on the race track, while when we’re testing cars on public roads, we a bunch of safety and speed regulations to abide by,” he said. “We still do hot and cold testing cycles out in the real world, but we pick up so much more information on the race track.”

The Jaguar racing team is entering its third year in Formula e and they just earned their first race win ever this past weekend in Rome, adding one more award to the trophy case.

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Jaguar I-Pace wins the 2019 World Car of the Year Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:12:52 +0000 Jaguar I-Pace wins the 2019 World Car of the Year Jaguar I-Pace wins the 2019 World Car of the Year
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The New York Auto Show is underway, with some cars already debuting before the show even starts, but one of the biggest parts of the show is the World Car of the Year award, which goes to the Jaguar I-Pace this year.

The I-Pace managed to earn the votes from 86 jurors from 24 different countries, with it earning the top honors over the Audi e-tron and the Volvo S60/V60. The I-Pace is considered a huge deal for Jaguar-Land Rover as its the company’s first fully electric vehicle. With a range of 240 miles or 386 km thanks to its 90 kWh battery. It’s also plenty fast, hitting highway speeds in just over 4 seconds.

ALSO SEE: Where Is Jaguar Made?

The I-Pace won a few other awards from the World Car committee, including the World Design of the Year award and the Green Car of the Year award. For the design award, the Jaguar toppled the Suzuki Jimny and the Volvo XC40 while the Audi e-tron and Hyundai Nexo were the finalists for the Green Car award.

The full list of winners is below:

World Car of the Year:

Jaguar I-PACE

World Urban Car:

Suzuki Jimny

World Luxury Car:

Audi A7

World Performance Car:

McLaren 720S

World Green Car:

Jaguar I-PACE

World Car Design of the Year:

Jaguar I-PACE

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Top 10 Best Diesel Cars You Can Buy in the US The Short List Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:24:43 +0000 Top 10 Best Diesel Cars You Can Buy in the US – The Short List Top 10 Best Diesel Cars You Can Buy in the US – The Short List
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It’s a real shame you can’t buy a new diesel-powered Volkswagen in the U.S. anymore.

Following the automaker’s big emissions brouhaha, they don’t offer any, even though they’ve been a huge proponent of the technology for decades. Luckily though, this scandal didn’t ruin compression ignition for everyone.

For enhanced fuel efficiency, greater driving range and, of course, copious low-end torque, it’s hard to beat a diesel. The only problem is the fuel is a bit pricier than gasoline and they require much more after-treatment hardware, which, of course, is expensive.

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While harder to find, you can still buy a variety of new diesel-powered vehicles in America today and here are a few worthwhile offerings.

10. 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

And we start with the Chevrolet Cruze. Even though production officially ceased on March 6, with GM’s Lordstown, Ohio, manufacturing plant being idled, you should still be able to buy one of these compact cars with an oil-burning engine. More specifically, a 1.6-liter dynamo that features a variable-nozzle turbocharger. Rated at 137 horsepower and a beastly 240 pound-feet of torque, it should provide plenty of scoot. For 2019, a six-speed manual transmission is no longer offered with this engine, so you’ll just have to make do with the standard nine-ratio auto-box. At least you can choose between hatchback and sedan bodies.

ALSO SEE: Top 10 Best Station Wagons: 2019


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9. 2019 Chevrolet Equinox

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But most drivers these days are completely disinterested in small cars, a real pity. Crossovers are the only vehicles people seem to want anymore. But good news, you don’t even have to leave the Chevrolet store to get a car-based utility with a diesel engine.

They’ll happily sell you an Equinox with the same engine as in the Cruze – one with identical bore, stroke and output figures. Matched to a six-speed automatic transmission, it’s impressively economical, especially in front-wheel-drive form. Expect up to 32 MPG combined.

ALSO SEE: Top 5 Best AWD Hatchbacks: 2019

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8. 2019 GMC Terrain

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Of course, if you want a professional-grade Equinox, you could always grab a GMC Terrain. Yes, it too is available with that same silky-smooth 1.6-liter diesel. Base price with that engine is about $33,000 including delivery.

ALSO SEE: Top 10 Practical Performance Vehicles


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7. 2019 Jaguar XE

But back to cars. The Jaguar XE is a pleasant luxury sedan with tasteful design and plenty powertrain options. In the U.S., you can get several flavors of a turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder, a supercharged V6 or even – GASP – a small diesel! The compression-ignition offering displaces 2.0-liters and is rated at a rather middling 180 horsepower, however, torque clocks in at a crushing 318 pound-feet! That’s enough kibbles and bits to get this car to 60 miles an hour in a claimed 7.4 seconds.

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6. 2019 Jaguar XF

And guess what? You can get that same smooth-running Jaguar Ingenium diesel in the larger XF sedan if you fancy having a bit more car. Unfortunately, though, that engine is not available in the versatile and oh-so-sexy Sportbrake station wagon. They’re only offered with a 380-horsepower supercharged gasoline V6. Such a privation!

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5. 2019 Jaguar F-Pace

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Now, if you still want to stay in the Jaguar Land Rover family, an oil-burning heart is also available in the F-Pace and Velar utility vehicles. These closely related crossovers are both graced with 180 horses provided by 2.0-liters of displacement spread across four cylinders. Sounds pretty familiar, eh? If the Jaguar floats your boat, plan on shelling out about $50,000 for a base F-Pace with this engine.

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4. 2019 Range Rover Velar

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Of course, if you’d rather own the Range Rover Velar instead of the abovementioned Jag, tack about $7,200 more on to that price tag for an entry-level example. Arguably, this model is even more handsome than its big-cat stablemate.

ALSO SEE: Range Rover Velar Review


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3. 2019 Chevrolet Colorado LT

But how ‘bout a few trucks to round out this list? What American doesn’t love a pickup?! If they say they don’t, they’re probably lying to you!

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And we start with the Chevy Colorado. In LT trim, it can be fitted with a sprightly 2.8-liter Duramax oil-burning four-cylinder engine that’s good for 181 horses and 369 pound-feet of torque.

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2. 2019 GMC Canyon SLE

Of course, you could also get this engine in an SLE-trim GMC Canyon. Either way that diesel engine should return up to 30 mpg highway with rear-wheel drive. Base price for the Chevy is about $37,000 but plan on spending around $1,000 more for the GMC.

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1. 2019 Ford F-150

Rounding things out is the ever-popular Ford F-150. This full-size truck can be had with a refined 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel V6, one that delivers 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of twist. Aside from those figures, Ford is also keen to crow about its impressive 30-mpg highway rating, a number it should deliver when properly equipped, of course, a version I’d bet few people actually buy. Still, that’s a mighty impressive figure for a big, honkin’ pickup.

ALSO SEE: Ford F-150 Power Stroke Review


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2020 Jaguar XE Gets A Subtle Facelift and Tech Updates Tue, 26 Feb 2019 22:15:58 +0000 2020 Jaguar XE Gets A Subtle Facelift and Tech Updates 2020 Jaguar XE Gets A Subtle Facelift and Tech Updates
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The 2020 Jaguar XE has received some much-needed appearance and technology updates, which should help position it better as it goes against more up-to-date rivals like the new BMW 3 Series.

All 2020 Jaguar XEs will feature updated exterior styling with revised front and rear fascias and new LED headlights and taillights. Performance-inspired R-Dynamic models will also get sport inspired front and rear fascias, dark mesh detailing to the rear valance and new sports wheels styles.

SEE ALSO: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Review

Inside the 2020 Jaguar XE has received the latest technology from the JLR portfolio, including the ‘Touch Pro Duo’ infotainment system from the I-Pace EV. Available as an optional extra, the system seamlessly integrates two high-resolution touchscreens – one for the infotainment system and one for the HVAC controls. It is joined by other new tech such as a wireless charging pad and a ClearSight rear view mirror, which uses rear cameras to provide an unobstructed view of what’s behind.

Jag is also simplifying the XE lineup for 2020, offering just three models/trims: XE S, XE S AWD and XE R Dynamic S AWD. The XE S and XE S AWD are offered with a 250 hp of Jaguar’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, while the XE R Dynamic S AWD gets the 300 hp version of the same turbo four. An eight-speed automatic is the only transmission option.

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A number of options packages are also available including a Dynamic Handling Pack, a Cold Climate Pack and a Technology Pack.

Prices for the 2020 Jaguar XE will start at $39,900, while the range-topping XE R Dynamic S AWD will start at $46,295.

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Top 10 Best Jaguar Sports Cars of All Time Mon, 25 Feb 2019 15:00:57 +0000 Top 10 Best Jaguar Sports Cars of All Time Top 10 Best Jaguar Sports Cars of All Time
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Jaguar has made some of the most remarkable, beautiful and fastest sports cars in history.

And, of course, each offered a distinctly British charm. From the original Jaguar SS 100 to the current F-Type, this British manufacturer’s sports cars have always had the substance to back up their legendary style. But what is the best of the best from the big cat manufacturer? Some choices are obvious, while others are hidden gems.

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Scroll down to view‘s ranking of the Top 10 best Jaguar sports cars of all time. Our list consists of classic sports saloons and coupes to modern-day sports and supercars, so we think it will include something for everyone — no matter what kind of Jag fan you are.

10. Jaguar Mark 1 and Mark 2


Not exactly a pure sports car, the Jaguar Mark 1 and Mark 2 were compact saloons (British for sedans) that had an incredible amount of racing success. Powered by a choice of inline-six engines, it was the 3.4-liter Mark 1 and 3.8-liter Mark 2 cars that were the serious performers.

Names like Roy Salvadori, Bob Jane and, of course, Sir Stirling Moss himself all found success behind the wheel of the Jaguar Mark 1s and 2s.

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9. Jaguar XK


Released in 1996, the XK succeeded the XJS as Jaguar’s grand touring coupe and convertible. With a sexy body, the XK had the performance to back up its sleek silhouette. Initially only available with a 290-hp 4.0-liter V8, a 370 supercharged version of that V8 would join the XK lineup a few years later.

By the time the second-generation XK was discontinued in 2014, this big Jaguar coupe was available with a 550-hp 5.0-liter V8 engine in the bonkers XK-RS.

8. SS Jaguar 100


As a successor to the SS Jaguar 90, the SS 100 is considered by many as the first real Jaguar sports car ever made. Delivering the performance that the SS 90 was missing, the SS Jaguar 100 initially came with a 2.5-liter six-cylinder engine that would later be replaced by a 3.5-liter inline six-cylinder.

With 125 hp, these larger engine cars could break the 100 mph top speed referred to by the vehicle’s name.

7. Jaguar F-Type SVR

The Jaguar F-Type SVR is the ultimate expression of Jag’s only current sports car. With a 575 hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 and eight-speed automatic transmission sending power to all four wheels, the manic F-Type SVR will hustle from 0-60 mph in just 3.5s and top out at a dizzying 200 mph (322 km/h). The F-Type is also offered with a lesser version of the supercharged V8, a supercharged V6, and a turbocharged four-cylinder, but let’s be real: if you care about performance, you want the SVR.

SEE ALSO: Jaguar F-Type SVR and 400 Sport Review

But for some people, performance doesn’t matter. For them, the F-Type also delivers. Just look at that body. The F-Type is definitely one of the most beautiful, timless-looking cars on sale today.

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6. Jaguar XJ-S


For two decades, the XJ-S (and later, XJS) would carry the Jaguar performance flame. Available initially as a coupe, the convertible and targa models would eventually join the lineup. Various six and 12-cylinder engines would be offered throughout the years, with a 6.0-liter V12 being the largest, most powerful option offered.

In 1988, a special XJR-S model was created offering more style and performance.

5. Jaguar XK120, XK140 and XK150


As Jaguar’s first sports car developed after the Second World War, the 1948 XK120 is still regarded to this day as one of the best-looking cars ever made. Powered by a 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine, the XK120 initially made 160 hp but would reach 210 hp by 1954.

In 1954, the XK120 was replaced by the XK140 that offered a series of upgrades including a more powerful base engine. By 1957, the XK150 would be released, the final of the original XK line. It differed greatly from the XK120 and XK140 and could be had with as much as 265 hp.

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4. Jaguar XJR-15


Produced from 1990 until 1992, 53 of these Jaguar supercars were made. Basically a Le Mans prototype race car for the road, the XJR-15 came equipped with a mid-mounted 6.0-liter V12 engine making 450 hp.

Weighing just a bit more than 2,300 lbs, the XJR-15 could rocket to 60 mph in under four seconds and achieve just shy of 200 mph in top speed. As exotic and rare as the XJR-15 was, it would be its successor that would really captured the world’s attention.

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3. Jaguar XKSS


In 1956, Jaguar decided to resign from sports car racing, but it had a bunch of leftover D-Type race car chassis lying around. What to do? The simple solution was to add a few basic modifications, like the addition of a passenger seat, and sell them as road-going cars called the XKSS.

Not many of these cars were ever produced and some never even left the factory due to an unfortunate fire. Survivors today are worth insane amounts of money.

2. Jaguar XJ220


Before the McLaren F1 or the Bugatti Veyron, there was the Jaguar XJ220. Quite possibly the world’s first hypercar, the XJ220 was like nothing else on the road. Powered by a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine, the XJ220 produced 542 hp and could reach a top speed well more than 200 mph.

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But it wasn’t just incredible performance that makes the XJ220 such an icon. Its beautiful, sexy shape looks fast even when standing still. Today, more than 20 years later, the XJ220 would still look like it belongs at your local Jaguar new car showroom.

1. Jaguar E-Type


This is a pretty obvious choice for the best Jaguar of all time. Whereas many consider the XK120 to be one of the best-looking cars of all time, the E-Type is thought to be the best-looking car ever created, period.

And its sexy good looks were backed up by its performance. Initially available with a 3.8-liter six-cylinder, the E-Type’s engine would expand to 4.2-liters before getting replaced by a 5.3-liter V12 in the E-Type Series 3.

Although all E-Types are great cars, it’s the Series 1 that are the most coveted to this day.

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Honorable Mention: Jaguar C-X75

The Jaguar C-X75 never reached production, so we can’t technically add it to our list, but this rather pretty supercar deserves an honorable mention. Jag envisioned the supercar having a small four-cylinder or V6 engine paired with an electric powertrain. Some prototypes were built around a tubular spaceframe, which featured a 1.6-liter engine and electric front axle, although these vehicles were mainly constructed for use in the James Bond film Spectre. Jag later sold three of the C-X75 prototypes at auction, which were built in collaboration with Williams F1 and actually run and drive.

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Certain 2019 Jaguar E-Paces Left the Factory Without a Major Piece of Software that Can’t be Retrofitted Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:42:33 +0000 Certain 2019 Jaguar E-Paces Left the Factory Without a Major Piece of Software that Can’t be Retrofitted Certain 2019 Jaguar E-Paces Left the Factory Without a Major Piece of Software that Can’t be Retrofitted
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[This story has been updated with a comment from Jaguar Land Rover.]

Certain 2019 model year Jaguar E-Pace crossovers may have been delivered with faulty infotainment systems that are missing important features like navigation and Apple CarPlay, forcing the automaker to issue a stop sale on the crossover in October 2018 that has now been lifted.

A user on one of our forums,, recently authored a post indicating that their 2019 E-Pace was delivered missing functions like navigation, live weather, and sports updates, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.


Shortly after taking possession of the vehicle, the user received a call from Jaguar Land Rover’s head office, who told them that certain 2019 E-Pace VINs had left the factory missing the “InControl Pack and Smart Settings.” The module cannot be retrofitted into the vehicles, either, leaving buyers stuck with a luxury car that has no navigation.

SEE ALSO: Jaguar E-Pace Review

According to a JLR document uploaded by the forum user, the automaker is offering customers affected by this problem $600 in options credit as compensation. The document also indicates that all 2019 model year Jaguar E-Pace S, SE and HSE models up to VIN SADFJ2FX6K1Z43230 are affected by the problem and that “a detailed VIN list will be issued” to dealerships shortly.

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Jaguar has provided a comment on the stop-sale, which was briefly issued in October of 2018 and has now been resolved. Its statement follows.

“A small quantity of cars left the UK without the Connect Pro Pack  — this includes functionality for features like InControl Pro Services, WiFi HotSpot and Smart Settings — which are required for Apple Car Play and Android Auto to function correctly,” a JLR spokesperson said in an email. “Adding this pack is not something that can be retrofitted, so the decision has been made to proactively communicate this to potential buyers (of vehicles at retailers) and offer a $600 credit in lieu of the content.”

This issue does not affect 2018 model year E-Paces. Have you experienced something similar with your E-Pace? Send us an email at

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