Jaguar SUV concept to debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA)?

Article by Christian A., on August 1, 2013

The new Jaguar SUV Concept could be unveiled in September, at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). At least this is what AutoWeek is telling us! Set to hit the market in 2016, the new Jaguar SUV dubbed XQ or Q-Type, the new vehicle from the British manufacturer, now owned by Tata Motors, will also highlight the technical capabilities of the latest PLA aluminum platform that will be used by a new family of Jaguar cars.

Still, a Jaguar spokesman declined to make any comments saying that the company doesn’t talk about what it is doing down the line. Autocar says that the SUV project is quite controversial within Jaguar’s traditional markets and due to this, the company needs to introduce a concept version of the upcoming SUV to see the public’s reaction and receive some feedback.

Jaguar is expected to install the Ford I-4 engines found on the Evoque on the new SUV as well as the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 found throughout its lineup.

The sports crossover Jaguar C-X17 elongates the design choices of the segment by fusing the quality and driving experience of a sports vehicle with enhanced presence, versatility, and style. The sports crossover idea demonstrates the versatility of Jaguar’s portfolio of body styles, with the known addition of the brand’s pertinence and attraction to its global community.

Soul of a Jaguar

The all-new C-X17 emphasizes the variety of cars that can be built using Jaguar’s cutting-edge architecture. A five-seater sports crossover idea built on the aluminum-intensive build, the C-X17 fuses sleek lines, an assured driving position, sporting performance, and a premium elegance with increased practicality. In its exhilarating sizes, purity of form and its eye-pleasing lines – supervised by the Director of Design Ian Callum – the C-X17 is a Jaguar in every inch.

Five-seat interior

Jaguar Land Rover designers created the modified interior especially for China. The C-X17 seats five passengers in luxurious, commodious comfort, with the second row of seats that can seat up to three people. The seats are lightweight units with a carved free-standing look, graphically intensifying the airiness of the cabin, with headrests that are decorated with punctured C-X17 lettering.

Panoramic sculpted roof

The feeling of spaciousness inside the vehicle is highlighted by the C-X17’s destiny panoramic roof. The designers of the C-X17 have built the interior of the roof to form a series of carved vanes flowing from front to rear, meticulously arrayed in parallel and added into the head and cant rails.

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