Jaguar C-X17 Crossover Concept First Image Leaked

Jaguar C-X17 Crossover Concept First Image Leaked

The first full image of Jaguar’s Frankfurt-bound crossover concept just leaked online.

A reader posted a comment on CarScoops with what looks like an official image of the vehicle. Details about the concept are still unavailable, but Jaguar said in a released tied to its official teaser that the concept will debut its new modular architecture.

Many automakers are turning to modular platforms that can be scaled and adapted to underpin several vehicles as a way to decrease production costs and weight. Sister brand Land Rover’s newest generation of Range Rover SUVs use aluminum underpinnings and suspension components to drastically reduce their curb weight for improved efficiency and performance.

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Jaguar is no stranger to lightweight aluminum platforms either. The brand underpins its XJ sedan with the lightweight metal, resulting in a car with surprisingly nimble handling characteristics for its size.

Expect further details on what the X-C17 means for Jaguar’s future products leading up to the Frankfurt Motor Show where AutoGuide will be reporting live and taking part in a roundtable discussion with brand executives.

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