Jaguar declines to comment on reports that SUV concept will be shown at September's Frankfurt motor show
Jim Holder
1 August 2013

A Jaguar spokesman has declined to comment on speculation that a Jaguar SUV concept could be displayed at this year's Frankfurt motor show, ahead of a possible 2016 production date.

The reports, which emerged in the United States, suggest that the concept will be shown in order to guarantee the British car manufacturer significant headlines ahead of its heavy sales push over the next three years, off the back of the recent Jaguar F-type launch. It would also serve to highlight the technical capabilities of the latest aluminium PLA platform that will underpin a new family of Jaguar cars.

However, the spokesman said: "We don't talk about what the company is doing down the line. We have nothing to say on these rumours."

The Jaguar F-type was always described by company bosses as the car that would legitimise future projects that stretched beyond the traditional markets for the firm. It is already known that a BMW 3-series rival is in the advanced stages of development, ahead of a potential on-sale date in around 18 months. The SUV project is more controversial within Jaguar's traditional markets, however, which is said to be another reason why Jaguar is keen to introduce the concept as early as possible.

The SUV is tipped to be called either Jaguar Q-type or Jaguar XQ, both of which have been trademarked by the firm.

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1 August 2013

Jaguar needs a 3-Series & 4-Series rival far before a Jaguar SUV needs to be produced!

Would even be nice to see a 1-Series rival too. 

1 August 2013

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Jaguar needs a 3-Series & 4-Series rival far before a Jaguar SUV needs to be produced!

 

Actually, sad as it is, I think we'll find they sell more SUVs than 3-series competitors, and certainly the profit margins will be higher for the SUV.

A34

1 August 2013

BenC30 wrote:

Jaguar needs a 3-Series & 4-Series rival far before a Jaguar SUV needs to be produced!

Would even be nice to see a 1-Series rival too. 

That may be so, but what they need and what they can produce are different things. BMW took 2-3 decades to get the 2002-3-series into the top 10 sales chart? LRJ has a track record in SUVs, and even compact SUVs are selling well. I wouldn't be surprised to see a Jag Evoque ahead of a Jag 3-series or 1-series... 

1 August 2013

BenC30 wrote:

Jaguar needs a 3-Series & 4-Series rival far before a Jaguar SUV needs to be produced!

For the USA Jaguar both needs 4x4 for the snow blet and an SUV.   It's a huge market for Jaguar and one it needs to be a top player in.

 

1 August 2013

BenC30 wrote:

Jaguar needs a 3-Series & 4-Series rival far before a Jaguar SUV needs to be produced!

Would even be nice to see a 1-Series rival too. 

 

I have been saying similar for months, but I suggested they needed 3 series rival and an SUV before they needed thr F-Type, the F-Type should have been built on the newer platform not the older current (heavy) aluminium XK platform.

As for "It would also serve to highlight the technical capabilities of the latest aluminium PLA platform that will underpin a new family of Jaguar cars."

Its not exactly that special, considering the amount of diverse vehicles built on the current Ford/Volvo EUCD platform, including the JLR Evoque..

1 August 2013

Citytiger wrote:

As for"It would also serve to highlight the technical capabilities of the latest aluminium PLA platform that will underpin a new family of Jaguar cars."

Its not exactly that special, considering the amount of diverse vehicles built on the current Ford/Volvo EUCD platform, including the JLR Evoque..

The PLA platform has nothing to do with the EUCD-based platform. Nothing at all.

1 August 2013

Grunt wrote:

Citytiger wrote:

As for"It would also serve to highlight the technical capabilities of the latest aluminium PLA platform that will underpin a new family of Jaguar cars."

Its not exactly that special, considering the amount of diverse vehicles built on the current Ford/Volvo EUCD platform, including the JLR Evoque..

The PLA platform has nothing to do with the EUCD-based platform. Nothing at all.

I never said it had, however the article is stating JLR are going to produce an SUV to highlight the PLA platforms technical abilities. (PLA is JLRs new/future aluminium platform).

EUCD is the platform used for the current Mondeo, Volvo S/V/XC60, V/XC70, S80, Freelander and the Evoque plus others.

I merely pointed out, that producing an SUV is nothing special, seeing as the EUCD as produced by Ford/Volvo has been used for a myriad of different vehicles, including SUV's.

1 August 2013

Ho-hum ... Another looky-likey "premium" SUV ... These are getting as boring as brand-name T-shirts that only differ because of the logo it has on it ...

1 August 2013

Well it looks completely different to AEs image of what this model could look like. This one appears less ugly, and without the silly 'trademark' black plastic panels on the C pilars, but who knows.....

1 August 2013

Hopefully your artist got it wrong. To my eyes it looks a bit too much like a sleeker version of the Cayenne.....

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