Jaguar unveils SUV at Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Motor Show kicked off yesterday, and the first big reveal in the world of SUVs, crossovers and overlanders was that of the new Jaguar C-X17.

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The C-X17 was teased just ahead of the show, but an SUV from the luxury brand has been in the pipelines for many years. Clearly related to the F-Type, the 4×4 is aimed squarely at the likes of the Range Rover Sport and top-seller Porsche Cayenne. The bold design and 23-inch alloys fit right into the luxury crossover segment, and reports from the show indicate that the interior matches suit with high quality finishes and concept-like formation.

Under the hood, details are limited to a torque vectoring system, such as that on the Cayenne, and a “wide range of capacities and outputs” – as reported from Jaguar here. Their biggest challenge will be not to steal sales from their own stable – the Range Rover Sport already being on the road.

This concept, built on an older platform, will be based on a new design set for the plant in 2015.