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Los Angeles 2016: Tesla Model X rival coming from Jaguar

Watch out, Tesla Model X! Soon enough, you will have competition in the form of a new, all-electric Jaguar SUV based on the acclaimed F-PACE.

Likely to be called E-PACE when sales begin in 2018, it will make its first appearance at next week’s Los Angeles Auto Show in near-production shape.

Early reports mention a range of about 400 kilometres with a single charge, whereas the Tesla Model X offers up to 465 kilometres of zero-emission driving. Hopefully, Jaguar will not suffer from the same reliability issues.

In addition to the Model X, this new electric Jaguar SUV will compete against rivals based on the Audi e-tron quattro and Mercedes-Benz EQC concepts, the latter seen at the Paris Auto Show earlier this fall.

The British automaker knows a thing or two about electric drivetrains. In fact, it recently joined the FIA Formula E Championship.

Stay tuned for more details, and don’t miss our coverage of the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.