Jaguar has put up an image of the C-X17 Sport Crossover Concept on its website by mistake. The vehicle will be unveiled at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show next week. The image shows the front of the upcoming crossover, which is likely to go into production next year. The company has prepared a press release titled “Jaguar Announces All-New Technically Advanced Aluminium Architecture and Reveals C-X17 Sports Crossover Concept” which will be sent to the media post the unveil.
From the image, we can see how the Jaguar Crossover looks very much like a Jaguar. It takes heavy styling inspiration from the XF although some elements will be sobered down when the vehicle hits production. The growing crossover market has lured Jaguar in this segment, as it looks at expanding its market share by entering newer segments. Currently the cheapest Jaguar is the XF and the crossover will be underpinned by an all new modular aluminium architecture which will also underpin the upcoming BMW 3-Series rivalling baby Jag.
Powering the Jaguar Crossover will be the same set of engines which do duty on the XF, which means a 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines will be on offer (both are 4-cylinder units). The Jaguar crossover will compete with the likes of the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLK. It is rumoured to be called the Jaguar XQ. The British automaker is likely to release more information soon and we will update this post as we hear more from them.