A new luxury concept car has recently been unveiled by the Jaguar Land Rover Company. The Jaguar C-X16 features new “green” technology, marking a shift into new territory for the company whilst making the leap into the “green-hybrid” market currently enjoyed by many of the big volume car manufacturers. The move towards a greener sports car within their range is in direct response to many offerings and new emerging luxury sports car models from some of the other luxury car manufacturers.
Its V6 engine develops an impressive 375bhp with 332lb of torque, with an added bite from the addition of a supercharger. The engine gets the new Jaguar “Twin Solenoid Starter stop-start system”, which in turn is linked to the ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox which has an integrated 95bhp electric motor.
With this setup the Jaguar C-X16 hybrid sports car can accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds, while still returning a desirable 165g/km of CO2 according to EU tests. It is also expected that Jaguar Land Rover are planning to share this engine dual-hybrid configuration with other models within its range soon.
The company have already released its plans for their DC100 and DC100 Sport models which were seen this year as concept vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. All of these new models should bring the JLR Company into the 21st century and improve their eco-credentials along the way.