C-X17 Concept is Jaguar’s first sports crossover concept vehicle and blends the seductive design and intelligent performance that are hallmarks of Jaguar, while delivering the benefits of a crossover’s assured driving position and high levels of flexibility.
It showcases Jaguar’s all-new intelligent aluminium architecture, with the cars rolling off it engineered to deliver class leading quality, durability and reliability.
C-X17 Concept’s highly advanced, aluminium-intensive modular architecture provides the flexibility to deliver a great range of models without compromising the unique character, design, vehicle dynamics, performance and luxury that Jaguar is renowned for.
The first production Jaguar that is based on the all-new architecture will be on sale in 2015. This new, mid-sized premium sports sedan will be powered by engines with a wide range of capacities and outputs, all delivering inspirational performance and offering the latest innovations in fuel-efficient technologies without sacrificing drivability.
C-X17 Concept has been revealed to the world in three stunning colours: Caesium Blue, Liquid Aluminium and Liquid Gold.
First revealed in Frankfurt, followed by appearances in Dubai and Los Angeles with its stunning Liquid Aluminium exterior, an ultra luxurious version of C-X17 Concept in ‘Liquid Gold’ made its first appearance in China.
C-X17 Concept had to be stylish, sporty and exciting. It had to stand out from the crowd, while retaining the sense of timeless sophistication that is typically Jaguar.
Jaguar’s Design Director, Ian Callum, says, ‘We designed the C-X17 from the ground up from a distinct set of principles, a deep sense of what makes a Jaguar: exciting proportions, clean lines, balance of form. Assertive and powerful, yet with a beautiful sensuality about it, the C-X17 is boldly, distinctively Jaguar.’
C-X17 Concept’s cabin brings together innovative interactive technology with a modern take on traditional high-quality materials and British craftsmanship for true luxury and sophistication. The inviting design and overall usability of the interior, along with its versatility – including its extensive loadspace – means that it is as good for the family as its is exciting for the driver.
The assured driving position is designed to give a feeling of security and being cocooned within the luxury of the cabin. There are premium materials used throughout including milled aluminium and black brushed anodised metal finishes for a dark, sophisticated effect. The attention to detail even includes the rotary gearshift which controls the vehicle’s driving modes. It is finished in striking ruthenium and dramatically rises as soon as C-X17 Concept is activated.
In normal grip conditions C-X17 Concept’s intelligent All-Wheel Drive system delivers traction to the rear wheels. This is unique in the Sports Crossover segment and helps provide the renowned Jaguar dynamic driving experience. The system continuously monitors the road surface to pre-empt and react to wheel slip for greater driver confidence and improved vehicle stability in low grip conditions.