Jaguar C-X17 concept to preview upcoming SUV

September 2, 2013

Jaguar has released a teaser image of a new C-X17 concept vehicle it plans to unveil at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The concept is believed to be a preview of the company’s upcoming SUV.

Jaguar C-X17 concept teaser

Jaguar has been spotted testing at least one prototype featuring jumped up SUV-like underpinnings. It’s no secret the company is looking to expand its range, recently introducing its new entry-level sports car; the F-Type.

Very little details accompany the teaser image, other than revealing the silhouette of a distinct SUV hatch with curvy panel contours and hips and taillights that appear to be inspired by those found on the F-Type. Jaguar says,

“The C-X17 has been created as a design study to introduce Jaguar’s new, highly-advanced, modular aluminium architecture.”

It’s understood the platform will also be used to underpin a new entry-level sedan which will rival the likes of the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, as well as a new SUV/crossover for mild off-road use.

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As mentioned in the image, all will be revealed on the eve of the Frankfurt show, on September 9 at 5:10pm (Central European Time). If the F-Type is anything to go by, this concept will be a rather sexy creation. Stay tuned.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.