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An All-Electric Range Rover Is Coming Soon

Road & Track logo Road & Track 9/17/2020 Chris Perkins
a car parked on the side of the road: Plus, IndyCar confirms Nashville street race, and Mazda turbocharges the CX-30. © Land Rover Plus, IndyCar confirms Nashville street race, and Mazda turbocharges the CX-30.

Welcome to The Grid, R&T's quick roundup of the auto industry and motorsports news you should know this morning.

All-Electric Range Rover to Debut Soon

Jaguar Land Rover finally has some all-electric cars to join the Jaguar I-Pace. Autocar reports that on a call with investors, JLR bosses confirmed that the first all-electric Range Rover will arrive in the fall. JLR will also soon debut the next-generation Jaguar XJ sedan, which is also set to go all-electric. The Range Rover won't simply be an electrified version of an existing nameplate, but an entirely new model. Both it and the XJ will ride on JLR's new MLA platform, which will also underpin the next-generation (gas-powered) Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. Expect to see one of these new EVs in October, and the other a month later.


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IndyCar Officially Headed to Nashville for 2021 Street Race

During the run-up to the Indy 500, IndyCar officials were treated to a presentation by organizers hoping to bring a race to Nashville, and it must've been good, because the new Grand Prix was made official yesterday. IndyCar's new Music City GP will be held over the August 6-8 weekend next year, on a 2.17 course that runs over a bridge from the Tennessee Titan's Nissan Stadium into downtown Nashville. It's the first new race added to the IndyCar calendar since Roger Penske took over the series, and it looks to be a good one.

Mazda Turbocharges CX-30

For a few years, Mazda was reticent to offer turbocharged engines in its cars, but when the big CX-9 arrived, the floodgates were opened. The latest Mazda to get the turbo treatment is the small CX-30 crossover, which can now be optioned with the 250-hp 2.5-liter turbo-four available in the 3, 6, CX-5, and CX-9. Our colleagues at Car and Driver report that the CX-30 turbo will come standard with all-wheel drive, and should arrive on our shores by the end of the year. Unlike most baby crossovers, the CX-30 is great to drive, so giving it 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque should be a recipe for fun.

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