This sports crossover represents a possible expansion direction for the British brand, or that’s what the official release says. In our opinion, Jaguar can’t afford not to build this car. BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have already proven that people love a premium SUV and Jag needs to get in on that action.
As you can see from the picture, it definitely has a Jaguar face. The muscular design elements that go hand in hand with SUV proportions have done no harm whatsoever to Ian Callum’s beautiful designs.
Power will be provided by a wide range of engines to suit the needs of a wide range of customers. Jaguar says it will offer inspirational performance and the latest in fuel-efficient technologies. These will include the high-output petrol and diesel engines to be built at Jaguar Land Rover’s new engine-manufacturing facility in the UK, as well as the powerful V6 petrol engine in the F-Type. Jag claims that a top speed of 300km/h should be possible, as well as emissions below 100g/km, probably not on the same model, but impressive figures nonetheless.
The interior of the C-X17 features four individual bucket seats. Two additional rear-mounted leisure seats incorporated in the boot floor swing out for recreational use. Accessories that support an active lifestyle, such as a torch and a camera, are positioned in storage compartments in the boot.
The C-X17 has a 213mm ground clearance and intelligent all-wheel-drive, which means it will be able to cope on dirt roads and varying weather conditions. Even so, Jaguar states that it will have an on-road bias, so it’s quite clear who Jag is intent on competing with.
If the C-X17 makes it into production, the X5, ML, Q7 and Porsche Cayenne had better watch out.