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http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/scoop/new-jaguar-suv-launch-2016



Jaguar's new SUV has started its engineering journey to the showroom ahead of an expected on-sale date of 2016. The C-X17 SUV has the same basic aluminium architecture as Jaguar’s new XE compact saloon.

Thanks to the natively rear-drive chassis, the C-X17 is destined to challenge the Porsche Macan head on as a crossover with true sports car on-road dynamics, while sister brand Land Rover concentrates on luxury and ‘adventure’ off-roaders with the Range Rover and Discovery families.

Hidden under the heavily chopped-about body of a new baby Discovery is a much larger car. The wider tracks, longer wheelbase and extended rear overhang show that the production version of Jaguar’s SUV will be sized close to the 4.7m length of the concept that was first shown last year.

Dubbed internally as a ‘sports crossover’, the C-X17 will be the second model in the biggest new-model offensive in Jaguar’s history. It’s a product programme that has to boost Jaguar’s annual sales well into six figures and - in the medium term - well beyond 200,000 units annually.

Although the concept version of the C-X17 was rather lower than this production model (which was the same height as the extremely compact Evoque), the real car is clearly quite sizeable.

That’s no surprise. Last year the company’s global marketing director, Steven de Ploey, said: “We aim to attract younger, more cosmopolitan buyers with active lifestyles. We’re hoping that will include more women buyers and more customers with young families.” He also told Autocar that he reckons 90 per cent of customers will be new to the Jaguar brand.

When the concept car was first shown, at the Los Angeles show last November, Jaguar chief designer Ian Callum said: “It’s an innovative sports crossover - one that uniquely combines our exciting sports car heritage with flexibility, usability and space.

“It is a Jaguar, but in a completely different form. It demonstrates our desire to push the boundaries of technology, performance and, of course, design.”

The production car is powered by Jaguar Land Rover’s range of home-grown Ingenium four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, a range that promises to be flexible enough to offer CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km in the XE and a top speed as high as 186mph in petrol form when hooked up to twin turbochargers.

It’s not yet known whether the C-X17 will be offered in pure rear-wheel drive form, but that’s a distinct possibility for the lower-powered models, not least because it would benefit fuel economy.

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which is based on the Audi Q5 architecture but fitted with the longitudinal Porsche PDK transmission - the C-X17 looks set to be more spacious. It’s expected to be longer and has much less of a coupé profile than the Macan.

The C-X17 will benefit from a better weight distribution than the Macan, with the engine sitting further back in the nose. The Jaguar should also undercut the Macan’s unladen weight of 1865kg, thanks to its all-aluminium structure.
 

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I've heard they plan on running it head to head with the Macan. I dont think they will be able to impart the same sportyness as the Macan but I think they could make big progress on the badge buying crowd :D
 

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Interested in seeing what this looks like in full. Jaguar designs overall seem good to me, seems like they're using the evoque platform for this.
 

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that mule might jut be running a chopped and screwed RR Sport shell....



as for the design I do not think it is going to change much from the CX-17 concept, remember the CX-16 became the Ftype with minimal design changes...




 

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The Mule above is a cut and shut RR and Sport with some Evoque thrown in for good measure, the XQ will look nothing like the above, it will look near enough identical to the concept, in the same way that the F-Type was near identical to it;s concept.
 

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The Mule above is a cut and shut RR and Sport with some Evoque thrown in for good measure, the XQ will look nothing like the above, it will look near enough identical to the concept, in the same way that the F-Type was near identical to it;s concept.
Yup, that it is. What I will want to see is more info on what exactly it shares, we'll have to keep on waiting!
 

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well, it will have a brand new platform, brand new engines, and a bespoke interior, whats left electrics wll be corporate, like they are now, maybe some minor buttons and knobs, maybe carried forward, but generally 90% of the QX will be all new.

The XQ will be rear wheel drive with the capability to go 4WD like the XF and XJ do, whether it will have a permanent 4x4 option I am not so sure about, as this is not an off road car, as it will be lower than the concept, and lower than the Rangies.

Air suspension might be borrowed, depending on how the set is, whether they go for all out sportiness, and make the ride hard and unforgiving, or whether they want nice wafting set ups, which is the way to go imo.
 

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you know that mule might not be a jaguar at all, After seeing the discovery vision I know of wonder if thats not what we're seeing here...


 

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it is not, it is the Jag, the Disco Mule is different from that, which you can see from the C-Pillar back, plus teh Disco will be higher at the front, but not by much, the Disco mules should start to be seen from the end of the month on the roads, I am sure some eagle eyed snapper will pick one coming out of Whitley, soon !
 

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ahhh good point, you can really see the difference in the roof line and pillars.
for a jag it doesn't look too bad so far.
 

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Yup, that's right, Jag have nothing else in the range to Mule-up a car too, so a RR is the logical car to do this with.

You wont have to wait long before the real thing is previewed, and it truly is a head turner, on the outide, and the inside is going to blow the oppo away.
 

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Yup, that's right, Jag have nothing else in the range to Mule-up a car too, so a RR is the logical car to do this with.

You wont have to wait long before the real thing is previewed, and it truly is a head turner, on the outide, and the inside is going to blow the oppo away.
I'm in heavy lust with the CX17 at the moment. IF, and I'm confident Jag will, the CX17 (is it acutally XQ??) keeps its concept styling like the CX16 kept its when becoming F-Type, Jaguar will have hands down the certified beauty queen of the segment. Every German SUV is sterile and ghastly and that's not mentioning the people who chose to spend their pay cheques on one! Double Plus the Levante Maserati keeps threatening to produce looks like a dog...
 

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I'm in heavy lust with the CX17 at the moment. IF, and I'm confident Jag will, the CX17 (is it acutally XQ??) keeps its concept styling like the CX16 kept its when becoming F-Type, Jaguar will have hands down the certified beauty queen of the segment. Every German SUV is sterile and ghastly and that's not mentioning the people who chose to spend their pay cheques on one! Double Plus the Levante Maserati keeps threatening to produce looks like a dog...
it might even make some people ditch their cayenne for this new beast, since they finally have another great option aside from an RR. I really want to see the Jag compared to the Cayenne.
 
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