Frankfurt 2013: Jaguar C-X17 Concept Previews Future Brand Plans

  1. Welcome to GM Inside News Forum – General discussion forum for GM

    Welcome to GM Inside News Forum - a website dedicated to all things GM.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join GM Inside News Forum today!
     
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Frankfurt 2013: Jaguar C-X17 Concept Previews Future Brand Plans

  1. #1
    GMI Staff Writer
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    543
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 104 Times in 62 Posts

    Frankfurt 2013: Jaguar C-X17 Concept Previews Future Brand Plans



    Foreshadowing Jaguar’s future product line, the C-X17 Concept was unveiled on the eve of this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

    Juxtapose Jaguar’s current sales to that of its Land Rover sister brand and you’ll immediately understand the thinking behind this concept; or more specifically, what it represents. Land Rover sales have been swelling, leaving Jag choking on dust.

    The company needs a clever way to offer a more diverse portfolio that will draw droves of new buyers to the brand. And it won’t be an easy task with cutthroat competition lurking around every corner of the luxury segment. That’s where the C-X17 concept comes into play.
    XJ Influences in the Front, F-Type in the Rear

    It employs familiar design elements found on current cars. The front end looks like any of the Jaguar sedans you could buy today, only with a vertical stretch. Walk around to the rear and Jaguar design director Ian Callum kicks in key elements from the critically acclaimed F-Type sports car. At 185.7 inches long, 64.9 inches tall and just over 77 inches wide, it’s significantly shorter, taller and wider.

    Only, beneath the sheet metal, there’s something very important at work. Aside from previewing Jaguar’s apparent desire to mimic its more successful sibling, the concept is also a look at Jaguar’s new modular aluminum architecture.

    As a modular, scalable platform, it will allow Jaguar to “significantly grow it s product portfolio.” Perhaps one of the most interesting undertones to the C-X17 concept is that the company chose to build a utility vehicle rather than a sedan.

    You see, the auto maker also made it clear today that the first vehicle to use the new underpinnings won’t be a crossover. Instead, the long-discussed BMW 3 Series fighter will be first to arrive on the yet-unnamed platform. Furthermore, Jaguar promises that will happen globally for the 2015 model year, although North American buyers will wait until 2016.

    That car will also come with a new family of gasoline and diesel engines, along with the same V6 currently found in the F-Type.
    But this is a Crossover. What Does That Mean?

    The choice to show a crossover is a strong indication that Jaguar intends to start selling luxury utility vehicles very soon, although the brand hasn’t delivered a timeline for when that might be.

    For now, the concept demonstrates forward-thinking technologies like wifi connectivity and social media integration for all passengers. The center tunnel uses something called an “Interactive Surface Console:” Jaguar parlance for a series of connected touch screens linked to the car’s WiFi network.

    It uses four bucket seats rather than a rear bench and features a massive panoramic roof along with high-grade leather upholstery to lend an open and premium feeling to the cabin. Of course, building statesmanlike spaces to sit in is something Jaguar has been doing from the start.

    If there’s one thing Jaguar hasn’t been doing, it’s building SUVs. If you’re like most of the automotive community, you might be doing a little scalp scratching. After all, a successful jungle car crossover could steal sales from Land Rover. Can’t it?

    Maybe, but if the C-X17 is any indication of where the company is aiming, the two will have very different skill sets. While Land Rover’s products boast off-road capability as a selling point, Jaguar designed the C-X17 concept to be a pavement-specific utility vehicle.
    http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...and-plans.html

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    R2-D2 Astromech Droid mgescuro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    43,502
    Thanks
    3,933
    Thanked 2,056 Times in 2,109 Posts
    My Ride
    E350, 9-5 Aero

    Re: Jaguar C-X17 Concept Previews Future Brand Plans

    The dimensions put it noticeably smaller than the SRX and slightly larger than the X3.
    To me, the dimensions are perfect for the Jag. It's nice and wide but definitely on the shorter side of things.

    It's about 6-7" longer than GLK and 3" wider.... Might be too big for me, since I'm really looking in the size class right below it. But it's not a gigantic CUV by any means.

  4. #3
    Banned MCGARRETT's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    7,944
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked 289 Times in 118 Posts

    Re: Jaguar C-X17 Concept Previews Future Brand Plans

    Wow, a Subaru WRX SUV? Interesting.....

  5. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Chevrolet VOLT eaton53's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    10,840
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3,544 Times in 1,904 Posts
    My Ride
    1989 Merkur XR4Ti

    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Jaguar C-X17 Concept Previews Future Brand Plans

    I want to see an actual picture. I just can't believe that this brick is a Jag.
    To say this concept is uninspired is a major understatemnet.
    Last edited by eaton53; 09-09-2013 at 02:04 PM.
    1989 Merkur XR4Ti
    2014 Carlisle Ford Nationals - Merkur Club of America Preservation Award


    Hidden Content

    2015 Cadillac XTS Platinum... Princess Buttercup IV
    2015 Chevy Cruze Diesel... Many thanks to VW for making this deal possible.

  7. #5
    2.4 Liter SIDI ECOTEC Smee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Posts
    356
    Thanks
    246
    Thanked 27 Times in 19 Posts
    My Ride
    2011 Buick Regal Turbo

    Re: Jaguar C-X17 Concept Previews Future Brand Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by MCGARRETT View Post
    Wow, a Subaru WRX SUV? Interesting.....
    I didn't see the similarity until I read you comment. Now all I can see is a Subaru WRX SUV. Great.
    Last edited by Smee; 09-09-2013 at 02:32 PM.

  8. #6
    4.4 Liter Supercharged Northstar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    2,928
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 165 Times in 96 Posts
    My Ride
    2018 CTS Luxury, 86 Vette

    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Jaguar C-X17 Concept Previews Future Brand Plans

    It's kind of "lacking". I think I liked the X-Type better.

  9. #7
    4.4 Liter Supercharged Northstar jbartley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    JAX
    Posts
    2,692
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 19 Times in 12 Posts

    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Jaguar C-X17 Concept Previews Future Brand Plans

    Looks nice. Doesn't say Jaguar, scream class, or look the part. Sad.

  10. #8
    Banned MCGARRETT's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    7,944
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked 289 Times in 118 Posts

    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Jaguar C-X17 Concept Previews Future Brand Plans

    Bland, bland bland and more bland, and they want to use QX as a name, which invites confusion with both Infiniti and Audi, it interesting to see that the Indians have money to BUY Jaguar, but they really don't know how to run it yet.

    Explain to me how Jaguar in its delusion thinks that this wont compete with its own sister brands Range Rover Sport, though it will be interesting to see which one places lower on dependability surveys....

  11. #9
    2.4 Liter SIDI ECOTEC
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    413
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 14 Times in 5 Posts

    Re: Jaguar C-X17 Concept Previews Future Brand Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by MCGARRETT View Post
    Wow, a Subaru WRX SUV? Interesting.....
    I see some Mazda in there. I thought it was a CX-5 at first glance....

  12. #10
    Firebird Concept (the turbine one) JBsZ06's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    12,999
    Thanks
    637
    Thanked 1,600 Times in 1,048 Posts
    My Ride
    2008 black c6 z51 m6 NPP

    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Jaguar C-X17 Concept Previews Future Brand Plans

    CUV sales saved Porsche big time....no reason to think jaguar couldn't benefit from the same move...

    If it generates enough cash flow to save jaguar sedans and sports cars its good enough to me.

  13. #11
    4.4 Liter Supercharged Northstar zl-1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Lisboa, Portugal
    Posts
    2,667
    Thanks
    284
    Thanked 135 Times in 109 Posts

    Re: Jaguar C-X17 Concept Previews Future Brand Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    The dimensions put it noticeably smaller than the SRX and slightly larger than the X3.
    To me, the dimensions are perfect for the Jag. It's nice and wide but definitely on the shorter side of things.

    It's about 6-7" longer than GLK and 3" wider.... Might be too big for me, since I'm really looking in the size class right below it. But it's not a gigantic CUV by any means.
    I agree thet size is perfect as those dimensions would mean this is the CUV side of the upcoming 3-Series fighters (let's use 3-Series very loosely here to mean 3-Series, 4-Series and X3) Jag wants/needs to grow in volume...

    I thought this would look worse; thankfully it doesn't look like a LR with a Jag grille

  14. #12
    4.4 Liter Supercharged Northstar jbartley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    JAX
    Posts
    2,692
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 19 Times in 12 Posts

    Re: Jaguar C-X17 Concept Previews Future Brand Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by fullsizefan View Post
    I see some Mazda in there. I thought it was a CX-5 at first glance....
    Bingo. And the same color.

  15. #13
    3.6 Liter SIDI V6 Boi350Sierra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Posts
    1,211
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Jaguar C-X17 Concept Previews Future Brand Plans

    I love this thing! I would buy this!
    InstaGram & KIK
    @MCurleyhair

  16. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2