Jaguar XJR575 killed in Europe by WLTP


Jaguar has quietly killed the most powerful model in its XJ line-up – the XJR 575 – in Europe, due to more stringent World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP) regulations.

Despite only being released last year, Auto Express reports the XJR 575’s low production numbers mean that it was not cost-effective for Jaguar to homologate it to meet the new test procedure.

This move comes after Jaguar Land Rover removed the 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine from its XE S, XF S, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Velar models earlier this year.

These changes mean the XJ in Europe is now only available with JLR’s 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel, marking the first time in history that the XJ model is available without a petrol engine.

The XJR 575 will however still be available in other markets such as the United States, for the time being at least, with Jaguar’s manager of public relations in North America, Nathan Hoyt, telling “the XJR 575 will be offered in the US in 2019, following its debut here last year.”

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