Some concept cars make the rounds of the auto shows and are then retired. But a number of automakers are showing that a fresh coat of paint can go a long way towards rejuvenating a show car and giving it a new lease on life – at least as far as the auto show circuit is concerned. Lexus did that recently with the LF-LC concept, initially unveiling it in red at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, then repainting it a dark shade of blue for the subsequent shows in Australia and LA. Mini did the same with the Rocketman concept. And now Jaguar has done it again with its C-X17.

Initially unveiled in electric blue at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Jaguar then rolled the crossover out again in liquid silver for the Dubai Motor Show earlier this month. Now the concept is back again at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China with a fresh coat of rose gold.

Looking decidedly more luxurious than the previous iterations, this gilded C-X17 concept also bears another change: while the previous versions featured a four-seat cabin, this one has been redone with a more conventional five-seat configuration that more buyers would likely go for. It's also got a new interactive infotainment system and another system that warns passengers of pedestrians or cyclists approaching from the rear before they open the door. Check it out in the high-res image gallery above and the video clip below for a closer look.


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      redssstew
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jag designers are on fire! I hope sales follow
      Jefe Grande
      • 1 Year Ago
      Tata did them right. Bought 'em, threw money at 'em, and said "Do what you want."
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      Scott Matthew Harris
      I love the door trim, wood looks great.
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jaguars new tagline should be, "The C-X17.... You can live in it..... and your family.... and pets...... and friends.... and neighbors.... and that homeless guy that stands outside of Circle K asking for money everytime you secretly make a quick stop to buy airline shots while on the way to the grocery store to pick up milk for your wife..."
      robert
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now that's a nice interior!
      jonnybimmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      If the mechanicals are up for it (which judging by Jag's latest cars, it should), this thing can easily be an X5 killer. Great proportions, stunning interior, and overall solid design. Really like the photos too, I feel they compliment the car very well.
      btulliani
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stunning!!
      Jack Westerkamp
      • 1 Year Ago
      I just saw the silver concept 24 hours ago in Los Angeles at the Auto Show. There are clearly more than just one.
      Beancounter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Re-branded Range Rover Sport. Boring!
      Kevin Rooney
      • 1 Year Ago
      There must be a few CX17s because the silver one is on display at the LA Auto Show right now
      john96xlt
      • 1 Year Ago
      I liked it in blue best. Still don't like the Blackberry logo in the headlamps.