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Jaguar Crossover Teased Ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show Debut

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If Porsche can build an SUV, why not Jaguar?

That is no doubt the thinking behind this teaser of what the British automaker is calling the C-X17 concept, which will be revealed in full at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show later this month.

According to the British automaker, the C-X17 concept was created as a design study to introduce Jaguar’s new, highly-advanced, modular aluminum architecture. It appears by the silhouette in the teaser that the C-X17 concept will be a swoopy crossover of sorts and will show off what sort of vehicles Jaguar’s new architecture can produce in the future.

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Two years ago, at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Jaguar unveiled its C-X16 concept, which was powered by a 3.0-liter, supercharged V6 engine with 380 horsepower paired with an electric motor that added 95 horsepower and 143 lb-ft of torque. The C-X16 eventually became the F-Type in production form. With this hybrid powertrain yet to appear in a production model, a high-volume crossover would make a likely candidate, and Jaguar continues to study market demand to see if they will offer it.

Joining the C-X17 concept at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show will be the recently launched “R” performance, the XJR and XFR-S, and the F-Type.

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