Jaguar C – X17 Sports Crossover
In its 91- year history of the famous British car manufacturer Jaguar has had many great men , but so far the company is not producing SUVs . That changed at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show , where the audience is introduced Jaguar C- X17 Sports crossover concept. It is the first SUV of company-owned Indian Tate , but the significance of this vehicle is much higher. The British automaker says the long debated whether to produce a vehicle in the class for which until now was not known , but the market’s demand and popularity of similar vehicles from the German rivals played a key role.
Jaguar C – X17 SUV exterior design
Architecture of Jaguar C – X17 is made entirely of aluminum, a similar strategy can be expected in other future models of the company, especially the new compact that will compete in the BMW 3 -Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C- Class . Interestingly, the C- X17 Sports crossover does not share a platform with the brothers of the Land Rover and Jaguar is a complete product .
In size , the C- X17 is 40 cm longer than the Range Rover Evoque ( total length of 4.71 m), but the height (1.65 m ) are identical. When you add in the large 23- inch wheels and sporty lines becomes obvious, though, Jaguar aims to crossovers for city not off-road SUV . From the design , the concept follows the school of design companies . The front section was inspired by the larger XF and XJ models and the back panel sports a direct copy of the F -Type.
Jaguar C – X17 interior
Although , the concept of production model should be almost identical , and it can be concluded that the interior does not look like a concept car. When we mention the interior, to say the surprise lack of wood, and the Jaguar is largely used leather materials.
Jaguar C – X17 SUV engine
In terms of mechanics , the British automaker has not yet released official figures , but the offer would have to start with Ford’s 2.0L twin-turbo EcoBoost engine , which develops 240 hp, and the only other petrol version should be a 3.0L supercharged V6 engine with 340 hp. The choice of diesel should be to find a few 2.2L engines, and is not excluded hybrid variant . All models will have standard rear hitch with 4×4 as an option.
Jaguar C – X17 price and release date
Production model should debut mid next year, while production and sales could start by the end of 2014. Although there is still no official word on pricing , it would be in Europe could be about 35,000 euros (about $ 47.400 ) .