New Jaguar C-X17 Concept
Jaguar’s First Ever Sports Crossover
Jaguar’s first ever sports crossover concept vehicle the C-X17 has made its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Jaguar C-X17 has been created as a design study to introduce Jaguar’s all-new advanced aluminium monocoque architecture on which an exciting range of future Jaguars will be built. The first product will be a mid-size premium C/D segment sedan which is due to go on sale in 2015. The concept appears almost the finished product, up front there is a bold nose, with XF style headlights and a large grille like that on the Jaguar XJ, it boasts an imposing front bumper with large intakes featuring concept car style LED outer rims. There are powerfully accentuated front wings that flow down the body then rise up over the rear wheels giving an aggressive, sporty yet sleek profile. The rear is very similar to the XF Sportbrake it really is a very attractive looking car.
Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar said “the C-X17 sports crossover represents an exciting new direction for Jaguar. Its purpose is to highlight our all-new aluminium architecture. With this technical foundation, we will dramatically expand Jaguar's product offering, market potential and customer appeal. This new philosophy will bring technology from our luxury products into an accessible price segment, and when combined with our new ultra-efficient engines, we will set a global standard. Add to these rational values, the class-leading dynamics, and the beauty and purity of form that Jaguar is renowned for, and we have the formula for a monumental leap forward.”
The first aluminium monocoque product in the segment will be the most advanced, efficient and refined sports sedan in its class. Power will be provided by a range of engines including the new family of high-output, fuel-efficient petrol and diesel engines to be built at Jaguar Land Rover’s new UK engine manufacturing facility. Jaguar will be able to offer vehicles with class leading performance with top speeds reaching 186mph together with CO2 emissions lower than 100g/km
The C-X17 concept has also showcased advanced technologies including Interactive Surface Console which is a multi-screen infotainment network that links passengers with each other and the outside world through social media channels.
As a sports crossover, the Jaguar C-X17 stretches the design possibilities of the segment by combining the character and driving experience of a sports car with increased presence, style and flexibility. The sports crossover concept represents the potential expansion of Jaguar’s portfolio of body styles, with the associated enhancement of the brand’s relevance and appeal to a wider global audience.