The differentiation between Jaguar and its sister company Land Rover used to be fairly clear: Jaguar makes cars, and Land Rover makes SUVs. But that line is about to get a little blurred.

Apparently no longer content to let Land Rover have all the high-riding fun, Jaguar is preparing to launch a crossover over its own, based on a new lightweight aluminum platform and previewed by the C-X17 concept (pictured below) that was unveiled just last month in Frankfurt. But the latest reports suggest that Land Rover could, in turn, spin its own crossover off the new Jaguar architecture.

That new crossover, according to analysis published by Bernstein Research and reported by Autocar, could be the long-rumored Evoque XL. Alternatively referred to as the Grand Evoque, the new model was expected to arrive more or less simply as a stretched version of the existing Evoque (pictured above), but is now tipped to be based instead on the new Jaguar platform.

The project – codenamed L560 – would be both larger and more expensive than the production C-X17, and bridge the gap between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. Projected to out-sell the other three models in the Range Rover family, the larger Evoque (or whatever JLR ends up calling it) is tipped to arrive in 2016, so watch this space for more on this development.


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      Bernard
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Apparently no longer content to let Land Rover have all the high-riding fun" Why not? I never understood why two companies under the same roof need to make overlapping products.
        express2day
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bernard
        Companies would argue that their brands appeal to different customers, more different than some may think, and they want to be able to grab as many buyers as they can. Some willing to buy a Jaguar SUV would not buy a Land Rover SUV and vice versa even though both may be largely based on the same architecture. Use of the same architecture also helps with some economies of scale which is beneficial to the parent company.
          The Wasp
          • 1 Year Ago
          @express2day
          That makes sense -- but then why would a car division have the audacity to base a new CUV on their own car chassis rather than using one of the already-established CUV/SUV platforms?
      kwa
      • 1 Year Ago
      From learning the difference between a BMW 3 series GT and 4 series Gran Coupe, to Lincoln\'s MK naming scheme, to the demise of the four door coupe-crossover while MB continues to develop one, AB has had my head exploding in confusion this week! Now I\'m supposed to understand a stretch version of a mini Range Rover that\'s built on a crossover platform from Jaguar and not LR, even though it will bear the name of the Evoque in which it is NOT based. Ugh, I give up!
      Lucky Stars
      • 1 Year Ago
      really looking forward to what the Jag 3 series size looks like and this jag concept looks good. Still top of my shopping list is the now (old Evoque) I do not like huge behemoth cars, trucks or suvs. Unless you have a huge family why? The Evoque is still the best looking cuv at any price point, the 2014 with the 9 speed performs just fine and has good mpg, has the all important Hatch. The 4 door in plain white with 19 inch wheels looks great, I dont like the 2 door or going bling with 20 inch wheels or two tone paint. This is one instance where less is more on the base model. Now I heard they are going to build a rugged looking model of the Lr2. That is really good news, perhaps a smaller defender type of look. You cant beat the Evoque in looks so why try and make another version of it go in different directions
        GGOLDS5
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Lucky Stars

        I agree. I have a 2014 Evoque. It's white, I absolutely love it. However, I had a partial wrap done to highlight areas of the car in a hot flat PURPLE. Ya, I know, not exactly traditional but it makes my car very individualistic and it looks totally cool. I have 12000 miles on it and I love it more then anything I have owned and I have owned a LOT of cars of the past 30 years. Looking forward to the new LR2, sounds like it might be very interesting. I just love the Land Rover brand. 

      William Flesher
      • 1 Year Ago
      Regardless of vehicle or price class, calling it a "Grand Whatever" is a terrible idea.
      dpcarguy
      • 1 Year Ago
      They better not ruin the evoque. it is still the best looking car i think.
      Saf
      • 1 Year Ago
      Range Rover are the best Cars for more related check www.rangerover2014.com
      Bean
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish they would return to their roots and give is a proper land rover that can go offroad like the now discontinued defender. I would buy a new one of those in a second - NOT the concept "new" defender they keep showing. READ: Return to their roots!
      creamwobbly
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Land Rover makes SUVs" Those would be the Range Rovers. It also makes Land Rovers, which consist of an entry-level off roader alongside its full size off road utility vehicles.