Just ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show, which begins September 10, Jaguar is teasing the reveal of a design study to introduce its new advanced vehicle architecture. Dubbed the C-X17, the mysterious concept "illustrates the diversity of vehicles that could be produced using this architecture, which underpins the innovative future of the Jaguar brand."

While it's not entirely clear what this architecture involves or what type of vehicle the C-X17 may be, this reveal is reminiscent of Jaguar's decision to unveil the C-X16 concept, a hybrid electric sports car, in Frankfurt in 2011. From the looks of the teaser image Jaguar released (click above to enlarge), we're guessing the C-X17 will be something between a low-slung crossover and a sporty wagon. But we won't have to wait too long to find out – Jaguar is streaming the live pre-show reveal to invited guests on its Facebook page on Monday, Sept. 9.

In addition to the C-X17, Jaguar be showing off the performance-oriented XJR and XFR-S, and, of course, the F-Type convertible. Scroll down for the official press release.
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JAGUAR TO UNVEIL C-X17 CONCEPT STUDY AND INTRODUCE NEW ADVANCED VEHICLE ARCHITECTURE AT FRANKFURT SHOW

(WHITLEY, UK) – September 1, 2013 - The C-X17 has been created as a design study to introduce Jaguar's new, highly-advanced, modular aluminum architecture.

The concept illustrates the diversity of vehicles that could be produced using this architecture, which underpins the innovative future of the Jaguar brand.

Jaguar will also display its newly introduced production models at the Frankfurt Motor Show. These will include the recently launched 'R' performance models – the XJR and XFR-S – as well as the highly-acclaimed F-TYPE.


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      rmt_1
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's tough to guess how just how big this concept will be, but given the timing of it, I would have to say that this CUV is probably based on the upcoming, BMW 3 Series-sized XS sedan. Obviously, Jaguar is hoping to get in on the quickly growing and very profitable compact luxury crossover market that the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 have been dominating. I just wonder how far behind the upcoming Porsche Macan reaches production this future Jaguar will be, since the Macan will be logically its most direct competition as a "sporty" CUV?
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'am obsessed with those rear lights. They look "super car" yet the cars are very reasonably priced for the exotic looks they utilize. If c-X16 ever released I would probably get 3 jobs just to get one. (joking)
      cpmanx
      • 1 Year Ago
      Perhaps Autoblog should read Autoblog. Then this writer would not have to wonder "what type of vehicle the C-X17 may be." Sheesh. http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/01/jaguar-readying-suv-for-frankfurt-debut/
      ZenDriver
      • 1 Year Ago
      If one of the supercharged V6 engine becomes optional, this thing might be interesting.
      Justin Shaw
      • 1 Year Ago
      Crossing my fingers for a new wagon
      waetherman
      • 1 Year Ago
      Finally what we've all been asking for; a Jaguar Venza.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @waetherman
        [blocked]
      Nostrathomas
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh look, it's every crossover since the beginning of time.
      muspod
      • 1 Year Ago
      mazda cx9..
        ZenDriver
        • 1 Year Ago
        @muspod
        Again, why are you here?
        Steveo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @muspod
        wow, You see two lines and a tail light and already know how the car will look like. genius
      GhettoDude
      • 1 Year Ago
      Buick, cancel the Enclave
      ShutoSteve
      • 1 Year Ago
      Did you guys really just say "It's not clear what type of vehicle it is..."? It's a damned SUV, quite clearly.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      While I hate the idea of a Jaguar crossover, if it can help the company financially so they can build new GTs & sports cars plus sports sedans, then build it they must. It has done wonders for Porsche,. .. I hope it will be a bit more SUV like rather than the bulbous norm of crossovers.
        th0mb0ne
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
        Yeah, they have done wonders to turn Porsche into a commodity just like every other car. And I say that as a Porsche owner.
          Teleny411
          • 1 Year Ago
          @th0mb0ne
          I know what your saying but if those stupid things keep Porsche profitable it makes sense. I think real car nuts know the CUV is simply an exercise of book keeping and does not reflect upon the sports cars.
      #madcar
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is going to be a mid-sized SUV based on the last generation RR Evoque.
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