Jaguar has let it slip that the company may be working on a new crossover, and Autocar has gone through the trouble of rendering the machine. According to the report, the company is under pressure to expand into niches traditionally outside of its scope, much as sister company Land Rover has done with the Evoque. That may translate into a new high-riding hatchback based off of an upcoming compact sedan. That's right. Autocar claims Jaguar is out to launch six other "significant" new products over the next two years, and that's excluding the "radical crossover" seen here.
Needless to say, the project hasn't gotten the go-ahead from corporate just yet, but if it does, expect to see it built on the company's new modular aluminum "Premium Lightweight Architecture" originally penned for its large vehicles. Jaguar could also borrow the bones of the previously mentioned Evoque for this little science experiment. Those two options present a disparate view of the would-be utility Jaguar. Of course, the model is a very, very long way from becoming reality. Head over to Autocar to see the full rendering.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Your Highness
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not even remotely Jag in my opinion. Porsche yes, but this wouldn't fit the lineup very well.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks too much like Cayenne. Not bad, but imo Jaguar could make new, truly nice looking SUV. And before anybody complains about them making SUV, it doesn't take anything away from their other cars. Quite the opposite like we have seen with Porsche. There's more money to do a bit out of the wall cars that are not as profitable.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It almost looks like the front-end of the 2011 Bertone Jaguar B99 Concept car. Too bad Jaguar passed on the Bertone, I thought it looked really nice.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hate the Jag grille... I have loathed that gaping catfish mouth--oval and rectangular--on every XJ, XF and XK released since the design refresh. It gives the car the kind of expression you expect on a very stupid person who is trying to look menacing; he's upset, but he just can't figure out why, and he's still doing his best to let you know how upset he is. On an SUV/crossover, though, with those Ferrari 599 headlights? Stunning! This artist applied the same concept that Mercedes uses in their SLS (and Jag in their C-X16 concept): taking that big, bold grille and tilting it forward, creating a more extreme angle between it and the general slope of the hood. I think the results speak for themselves. /rant The rest of the rendering looks good too :)
      Ejvind Andersen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stop it... Why on earth do Jag plan for such a thing. Want a Jag SUV? Buy a Rangie. Want a Range Rover saloon/estate/sportscar? Buy a Jag. It really is that simple.
      • 3 Years Ago
      People are saying that it looks like a Cayenne - well that's because this sketch is definitely based on an altered Cayenne image. I won't hold my breathe that this is what this vehicle will actually look like until the car gets released (if it ever really gets released at all).
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jag is one of the last few car companies thats still making good looking cars....
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think this rendering looks fantastic. This could be a huge seller for Jaguar if they keep the driving dynamics of their more traditional cars.
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      • 3 Years Ago
      An SUV by a luxury carmaker? How radical an idea!
      Anthony Vangeli
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like a Mazda and a Porsche had a child together. :-/
      • 3 Years Ago
      I despise these urban chic crossovers, and when they come from sportscar companies even worse. Or any SUV/Truck more suited to the pavement of mall parking lots than offroadability or utility, the whole raison d' etre of big tall heavy vehicles. I would rather someone made a premium, luxury AWD or RWD minivan with 300+hp than a 500hp premium, luxury SUV or crossover with zero utility or offroadability and little in the way of usable interior room. And about these car-based crossovers: if you want more room get a wagon. If you want all weather capabilities dont put hard suspension and oversized rims on it, give it ground clearance and suspension travel, unlike pretty much any raised car sans an Avant Allroad Audi. And if you just feel the need to sit higher up to look down over traffic, you're a wanker. Which is the only customer base I can assume will be hoarding Jag dealerships for this "extreme" monstrosity. If you want cars, go to Jaguar. If you want SUVs head over to Land Rover, and if you want something in between, still go to Land Rover and get yourself an Evoque. At least it looks fantastic and is good on and acceptable offroad.
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