Jaguar's C-X17 concept shown in new Italian Racing Red colour; production car will launch in 2016
Darren Moss
15 January 2014

The Jaguar C-X17 SUV has been on display at the Brussels motor show.

The concept appeared at the show in a new colur, dubbed Italian Racing Red. Orginally designed to show off Jaguar's new iQ[Al] vehicle platform, which the company will use to kick-start the most ambitous model expansion programme in its history. The C-X17 concept was officially revealed at the Frankfurt motor show last year.

Powered by a supercharged engine from the Jaguar XK, the four-wheel-drive concept has been shown in various forms throughout the world, including as a special five-seat variant at the Guangzhou motor show in China late last year.

Officially the C-X17 remains a 'concept', but Jaguar is continuing development of its production SUV, with latest pictures showing an engineering mule testing using a modified XF body. The production model is due in 2016, and will sit on the C-X17's iQ[Al] platform.

Rear-wheel drive will be standard on the SUV, with four-wheel drive available as an option. The model will be powered by a range of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, with a supercharged V8 option likely to be offered as well. 

Read ten things you should know about the Jaguar C-X17 SUV.

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15 January 2014
Not a big fan of most SUVs (from a styling perspective), but this must be the best/one of the best looking ones ever produced, would seriously tempt me out of a 'proper' car.....

15 January 2014
Very attractive! I have been very happy with our family estates for the past 9 years, but this could be the vehicle to make us consider a SUV. The Audi Q5 is nice too, but this looks very nice style wise and it is sure to win customers for Jaguar.
Great design inside and out. Good luck and success with this one Jaguar!

15 January 2014
If it looks like that! I think it will outsell every other jaguar combined!

15 January 2014
BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Porsche have been building SUVs for some time now and none look particular desirable or really attractive. Jaguar has a go and from the off and it produces a total stunner which speaks volumes for Jaguar's ability compared to its rivals, and shows just how ahead of the supposedly superior competition they really are. Jaguar really are riding the crest of a wave and quite rightly so, they are now 'the' brand of choice which is actually backed up by world beating products, unlike so many popular cars from BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Porsche.

15 January 2014
Looks great noticed that Jaguar are pole position in JDPower survey for 2013 and Land Rover are now 6th place come on throw in a 5 year warranty then it is done and dusted.

15 January 2014
The styling looks right for today's showrooms, but will it still look right in 2016 when it reaches them?
Doesn't the Volvo XC Coupé concept look fresher?

15 January 2014
the will be some changes before production to keep it fresh, the Volvo, looks like a Volvo, so not too interesting, but will sell in bucket loads, which is what Volvo needs right now to keep the profits up.

15 January 2014
I really do wish they would “finish” those gaping, lower ¾, “holes” underneath the headlights . . . presumably with something like the already established Jaguar “signature” twisted-metal “blades” that can be seen on existing models . . .

15 January 2014
I love this. It's brilliant. Please let this be the production version. I'd buy one tomorrow.

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