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Jaguar have announced a new concept car, debuting next week at the Frankfurt motorshow. Titled the CX-17, it is expected to give us the first glimpse of what a potential Jaguar SUV could look like. In addition to the above image, which clearly displays either a beefy wagon or, more likely, a low-slung SUV, the included press release makes mention of the concept's new architecture. Specifically, it details its ability to support a diverse range of vehicles which will underpin the "innovative future of the Jaguar brand". In laymans terms, expect the currently limited range to explode in the next few years as Jaguar try to penetrate more market sectors.
A Jaguar SUV has been rumored and talked about for years -- though in light of the combining of Jaguar and Land Rover into one brand, excitement has been somewhat tempered. However, who better to give advice on how to build a top-notch SUV than their sister company, the king of the SUV? Jaguar plan to reveal all this coming Monday, at the Frankfurt auto show, with a live-stream of the reveal on their Facebook page. It kicks off at 11:30am EST at facebook.com/Jaguar -- those who have been waiting for the big cat to make an even bigger cat may wish to tune in and see what the future could bring.
The platform will be shared with the 3 series rival as well..
A leaked image showing the front of the Jaguar C-X17 concept SUV has been uncovered by CarScoops reader, Alex. Jaguar had earlier announced this week confirming past rumors that a concept SUV would indeed be shown at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show commencing on September 10th.
However, selected media would be getting a special preview of the C-X17 on September 9th and yes, Indian Autos Blog would be coming to you Live from the preview so do check back at 16:30 CET (21:00 IST) on that day.
Jaguar C-X17 concept SUV
C-X17 seems inspired by the Jaguar XF, especially those headlights.
Coming back to this image, the headlights seem to wear that mean and aggressive look which we see on the Jaguar XF and the XJ. Even the engine hood with a raised central portion resembles that of the XF. While Jaguar calls it a concept, this looks production ready!
Apart from previewing the design of their future SUV, the C-X17 also showcases Jaguar’s new highly advanced modular aluminium architecture. This aluminium architecture would also be the basis for Jag’s BMW 3 Series-rivaling sedan which is expected in 2014 or early 2015.
Jaguar C-X17 concept teased
Jaguar teased the rear of the C-X17 this week.
We think Jaguar has planned several models on this platform as the press release clearly mentions about the “diversity of vehicles that could be produced using this architecture”, while also mentioning that it underpins the “innovative future of the Jaguar brand”.
Sep 9, 2013
Jaguar's C-X17 SUV concept has made its world debut at theFrankfurt motor show.
The model marks the start of the most ambitious model expansion programme in Jaguar's 91-year history. According to insiders, the ‘sports crossover’ concept previews an upcoming new SUV that will become part of a range of other new compact Jaguars.
It also announces an all-new, lightweight and extremely stiff aluminium monocoque architecture, which Jaguar bosses say “will underpin the entire innovative future of the Jaguar brand”.
The new architecture, whose title iQ[Al] stands for ‘intelligent aluminium architecture’, will form the basis of an entirely new generation of compact Jaguars (but not Land Rovers) over the next few years. Jaguar bosses say it is both modular and scalable and enables flexible, high-volume production that can produce competitive interior packaging and allows a great deal of design freedom. Continued..here ->
This concept signals the start of a run of good news for the UK car industry. From 2015, the new 3 Series rival – the first car in its class to feature an aluminium monocoque chassis – will be built at a new site in Solihull, W Mids, creating jobs directly and via the supply chain.
Jaguar’s small saloon, the SUV and a selection of Land Rovers will also benefit from a range of new four-cylinder turbo petrol and diesel engines. These engines will be built at a new plant in Wolverhampton, which is under construction at a cost of £355million, and will be operational by 2015 to coincide with the launch of the new four-door.
Among the cars based on the new iQ[Al] architecture, Jaguar intends to offer super-efficient diesel models emitting less than 100g/km of CO2, as well as high-performance versions (capable of up to 186mph) using the F-Type’s supercharged petrol V6 (the same engine in this concept).
The C-X17 has a rear-biased intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, although rear-wheel drive is also possible with iQ[Al]. Sophisticated all-aluminium suspension should ensure tidy handling, boosted by torque vectoring, which brakes the inside wheel.
So why has Jaguar decided to launch an SUV now? “The tipping point came when we were doing the XF,” Callum revealed. “I’ve always resisted this type of car [SUV], but we sent a research team around the world, and it found this is what the world wants.”
Jaguar has started work on the engineering process of its upcoming SUV which is due in international markets by 2016. The C-X17 SUV has the same basic aluminium architecture as Jaguar’s new XE sedan.
The Jaguar C-X17 SUV is destined to challenge the Porsche Macan head on as a crossover with true sports car on-road dynamics, while sister brand Land Rover concentrates on luxury and ‘adventure’ off-roaders with the Range Rover and Discovery families.
The test-mules seen carry a heavily chopped-about body of the Land Rover Freelander replacement SUV, but the final product is expected to be a much larger SUV which will have wider tracks, longer wheelbase and extended rear overhang. The production version of Jaguar’s SUV will be sized close to the 4.7m length of the concept that was first shown last year.