As part of its upcoming portfolio expansion, Jaguar will be adding two key models to its lineup in the next few years. The first is a small, 3 Series-fighting sedan tentatively called XS, and the other is said to be a new crossover, which may be dubbed XQ, as Edmunds reports. Jaguar filed a trademark application for the name "XQ" with the United States Patent and Trademark Office earlier this year, according to the report.

Jaguar executives have long said that the company is investigating new, higher-volume segments for the brand to compete in, and this certainly isn't the first time we've heard rumors of a CUV with a pouncing cat badge. Edmunds opines that since the Land Rover brand will no doubt continue to tackle the more traditional SUV segments, the Jaguar brand could easily house an offering in the luxury crossover market.

As for how a Jaguar CUV could come to fruition, Edmunds offers two suggestions. The first would be to build a vehicle on the smaller platform that will underpin the XS, as it will accommodate both rear- and all-wheel-drive applications and will be used for a number of differently sized vehicles. The second, more logical suggestion, is that the Jag CUV will ride on a version of the all-aluminum D7u platform used in the Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

Earlier reports have stated that Jaguar will likely launch its small XS sedan in 2015. The XQ – or whatever it ends up being called – will arrive one year later.

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      would be kinda funny and uncreative since the main competitors use either X or Q
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hmm, should I go with the Jaguar XQ or the Infiniti QX?...or is that the other way around...
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      So when BMW X and Audi Q birth a child, it becomes Jaguar XQ?
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      Idk about you guys but infiniti popped in my head once i seen the XQ
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      Jaguar have no choice but to make an SUV because that's what the market demands of them. Land Rover kind of need to encourage them to do it because they must maintain the 4x4 ability of something like the RR Sport and so can't go to far down the sports route. So net result? Jag will take the Range Rover Sport or Evoque and strip out the 4x4 ability Land Rover give it and make it only as bad as a BMW x6 offroad. Then they will max out the sportiness put on a new shell, Jaguarise the interior and go after Porsche. And here's the thing in doing that they know they can hurt Porsche badly, because half of the development work will already have been financed by Land Rover. All they need to do is add go faster stripes.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Does Jag need a crossover? If so, what's the point of having Land Rover in the coprorate family?
      Ejvind Andersen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Og for Petes sake... If I want a Jaguar 4x4 Compact vehicle sports utility thingy, I would probably buy a Range Rover... If i ever had the money...
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      Who cares about another crossover, show us the upcoming XS!
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        Probably more buyers than will care about the XS.
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          This isn't "middle-aged upper class mother of four blog." An XS is more important to us than another crossover.
      Shahul X
      • 2 Years Ago
      too many "Q" crossovers... none good
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      Jag getting back at Infiniti for calling there car XJ. It doesn't sound right anyway, and always considered the land rover / range rover as the jaguar suv.
      Eta Carinae
      • 2 Years Ago
      what makes auto makers jump to Q when coming out with a SUV ? use something else
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why not XX? I don't understand this contemporary affinity for "Q"- it just reminds me of the obnoxiously omniscient guest on Enterprise D.
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