Jaguar has revealed the much anticipated C-X17 crossover. The concept showcases the company’s all new advanced uni-body aluminium architecture. Images and silhouettes of the crossover had already leaked on the inter-web making the unveil more of a formality.
The new foundation of the model focusing on flexibility will spawn an array of models to beef up the Jaguar portfolio, which will begin with the BMW 3 Series rivalling luxury sedan. On first glance the C-X17 concept is sketched along the Jaguar design lines, while remotely resembling its sibling, the Evoque. F-Type inspired tail-lamps and Jaguar-like broad front grille are the standout features exhibited by the car, while the interiors are futuristic from all four sides.
There is no information on the underpinnings of the production model which is expected to be released in 2015, but it is almost certain that the V8s will not feature on the model as the company has officially proclaimed its vision to move away from chunky engine blocks. We have also been kept in dark about the nomenclature. However, widespread rumours suggest that the company has patented both XQ and Q-Type product names.
Jaguar’s foray into a broader auto sector is good news in more ways than one. With the company being owned by Tata Motors, there is definite possibility of cross sharing among the manufacturers, implying that the architecture and the technology may trickle down to our Indian product range by Tata in the future.