Just as Jaguar teased earlier this month, the luxury marque is debuting its first-ever sports crossover concept at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, which begins this week. In addition to previewing what a soft-roading Jag might look like, the C-X17 concept also showcases the brand's new advanced unibody aluminum architecture, which it calls the future of its brand.
Fully revealed at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new crossover concept is underpinned by a brand new all-aluminum platform. Jaguar declined any other details regarding the vehicle, but a test drive video we reported about yesterday suggests the C-X17 is powered by the company’s supercharged V6 engine.
The C-X17 concept is one example of the diversity of vehicles that could be produced using the modular, scalable new architecture. As a sports crossover, it combines the character and driving experience of a sports car with increased presence and flexibility - all imbued with the sleek lines and luxurious sophistication Jaguar is renowned for.
Some of the concept-car whizbangery of the C-X17's blazingly white interior, however, is unlikely for production such as the Interactive Surface Console, a social media-friendly, touchscreen-based infotainment system. The four-passenger setup, and the tested, Meridian audio system, have a greater shot for production.