Jaguar’s all-new SUV is in development phase, expected in 2015

Article by Christian A., on April 12, 2011

An all-new Jaguar SUV is expected to arrive at showrooms within four years. It’s intended for the upper market segment where it will go up against the Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5, Mercedes ML and Land Rover's Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The SUV is currently at the full-size clay-model stage; however, there will still be some time off before the design freeze.

It’s likely that the Jaguar SUV will have a lightweight aluminum structure and it will borrow some of the hardware used by the high-end Range Rovers. But then it is expected that Jaguar will be concerned about the car getting its own distinguishing quality and road behavior.

This SUV is expected to take on more of a highway orientation instead of looking like it’s designed to be used off-road. It’s believed that it will be dynamic enough to rival the more sportscar-like X5 and Cayenne. But before this SUV arrives, Jaguar will be launching a model that will be positioned at the upper end of the segment where the BMW 3 Series lies.

This model will replace the discontinued X-Type and it will slot under the XF where it will get a fifth door and coupelike styling while being able to accommodate four adults.

But it’s possible that Jaguar will instead offer a four-door model with a conventional trunk. Sources have said that the arrival of two high-end five-door Sportback Audis (which bear the shape of the A5 and A7) have lessened the novelty of providing a five-door Jag hatch. This is why there could be a sudden change to a standard trunk arrangement.

But then again, Jaguar doesn’t have much time to make the decision before it has to order the tooling. Adding this model is expected to boost Jaguar's share of the premium-car market. Jaguar has a 16% share in the UK but in the US, its share is 5%. It is because of this disparity that Jaguar is seeking to launch an SUV in the US.

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