Following the teaser of the Jaguar CX-17 Concept released last weekend, the first official image of the Jaguar crossover concept appears to have hit the Internet ahead of its introduction at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Assuming this is the real deal, the tall, upright front end removes any doubt that this is anything but a preview for the upcoming Jaguar crossover, which will likely be called either the XQ or the Q-Series. Reports suggest that Jag's first-ever CUV is likely to go into production in 2016, and it will bring with it the option for a Jaguar-developed four-cylinder engine replacing the current mills still sourced from former parent Ford.


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      Making11s
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thank goodness Jaguar is finally making some sort of utility vehicle. Otherwise, they would need to be part of a larger company that owns another brand that makes luxurious utility vehicles.
      imag
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have no problem with Jag building an SUV to keep the cash flow coming. People buy them because they want a wagon and they want to be up high in traffic. Even SUVs are a heck of a lot faster nowadays than most people ever drive, so it makes sense for them. And to me, this looks really damned good for a start. Much better than Bentley's first take on the SUV.
      Logicpad
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think it's a smart move.
      Mr Sled
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a Mazda CX5.
      chriskenta
      • 1 Year Ago
      Am I the only one? Its headlights are so similar to Blackberry logo!!
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      That looks absolutely perfect. Those glaring eyes work every time, from the XJ to the refreshed XF, and I love the F-type-ish taillights.
      JayLagan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fair disclosure. I am from the UK and a big champion of UK-made cars and the UK exports those cars around the world. Which is why ANYTHING which boosts UK exports (within reason) I am for. However, I am struggling to see the logic of Jaguar making a CUV. Apart from the obvious "cannibalisation of LR and RR sales" schtick, there is also the brand dilution aspect of Jaguar. Jaguar make nice luxury cars. To start making CUV's could seem like destroying their brand cache. I hope I'm wrong, but I really don't get this move. But hey, what do I know....? :O)
        IBx27
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JayLagan
        If they do it right, it won't be a problem. Jaguars are about a passionate ownership experience, so if they nail the interior(literally and figuratively) and give it the right stance(not sitting too high on stilts, same ground clearance as the XF), there won't be much to worry about.
        MMM
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JayLagan
        There is that little company called Porsche from Germany... You might want to look how they operate and maybe that will clear things up for you... As and Indian brand Jaguar... Ooopps British sorry... Jag has to stay competitive to make money... Maybe thats the reason!?
          6thGear
          • 1 Year Ago
          @MMM
          Jaguar is an Indian brand with a British heritage... or is it a British brand that happens to be owned by Tata of India. Bit confusing... like a certain American car brand that is in bed with the Italians
        SloopJohnB
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JayLagan
        A logical reason could be the same as Porsche...without the Cayenne Porsche would not have the $$$ for all the other sports cars they've come up with including the porkerization of the 911.
        Scooter
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JayLagan
        We live in the age of profits. Very few brands want to sell limited, small volume cars anymore. With brands like Toyota reporting billions in profits, the pressure to become highly profitable is increasing. Niche brands like Saab and Volvo are struggling or have simply dissolved. Its a sad situation for the true car lover. Almost nothing is unique, and mostly everything is a carbon-copy over-saturated model. I often wonder why the guy in the striped Mustang thinks hes cool, when I've seen moms in Mustang BOSS'es. Not that the cars aren't cool, but they are heavily saturated, common place machines. The CUV for Jaguar is a foot in the door of mainstream branding. Jaguar doesn't want to be the rare sight of a shiny XJ anymore. They want to be globally relevant, commonly occurring vehicles under a brand with a much higher level of presence. To me its bad for the brand, in 20 years you'll be seeing a Jaguar budget compact, but its good for money I suppose.
        Carmaker1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JayLagan
        The idea of such a Jaguar has been an on and off proposition since 1998 concerning the BMW X5 and speculation of Porsche's Cayenne in 1999, that later arrived in 2002. It may have taken a decade to commit to it since Ford rejected it, but the platform is certainly unrelated to the Land Rover branch and has been thoroughly studied.
      Paul
      • 1 Year Ago
      This makes NO SENSE. A big Fail at Tata in my opinion. Is there anyone in charge there??? Jaguar Land Rover is One company. A JAG sport utility is just plain dumb. Let Land Rover focus on great SUVs and Jaguar on great cars. How is this complicated folks?
        Carmaker1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Paul
        I doubt you know the reasoning behind this nor have seen the full vehicle, so don't rush to judgment.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Would prefer to see the F type headlamp, not the current sedan headlamp. Too boring.
      hsandeman
      • 1 Year Ago
      I had a Jaguar 2010 XF for a three year lease, three long and difficult years. The car, although extremely attractive, was mechanically awful. i cannot recall the number of times I had to be towed to the jaguar service center. At about 2000 miles the power steering fluid flooded its parking space. The list of problems literally affected multiple systems of the vehicle, from mechanical to electrical. Do not be fooled by the "good looks" of the Jaguar; look elsewhere and drive a car that will not leave you frustrated and angry. I now drive an Infiniti; so faf no problems.
      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's getting really tiresome that every car brand has to have an SUV or particularly CUV...if Jaguar were to introduce a shooting brake or avant or whatever (station wagon...woodie?) that would be interesting. The rest...meh.
        Sir Duke
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        JohnB: Jaguar is in business to make money. Reality is, CUVs sell like hot cakes. Ask Porsche, ask Cadillac how many CTS wagons in comparison to SRXes they have sold to date? Ask Buick How many Enclaves (6,103) and Encores (4,296) they sold last month? For all you folks who whine about what you hate, ask yourselves how many car companies you know of, not named Lincoln (MKT) that are losing money on their SUV/CUV product lines? Here are Chevrolet's SUV/CUV numbers: Equinox - 25,073 Traverse - 9,112 Suburban - 4,003 Tahoe - 6,818 GMC: Acadia - 7,801 Terrain - 11,120 Yukon - 5,124 Bottom line is there is money in the SUV/CUV business
        Scooter
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        It would be, but sadly nobody in Beverly Hills would buy it. From what I understand these "mommy" models are significant for generating funds. Its simply a compromise to gain a bigger foot hold and generate more funds for the brand.
          GGabriel
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Scooter
          So true...I also think the money it would generate for the company would be huge. Porsche takes in about 40-50% of their profit from the Audi/VW shared SUV they sell. It funds all the fun stuff. Jaguar needs this. Most high end buyers have a sedan or sports car and then something else SUV related for the family. You've got loyal customers driving another makes SUV because Jaguar doesn't offer one. Time to change that.
      Daryl Farin
      • 1 Year Ago
      I spy the BlackBerry logo in the headlamps
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