Jaguar has moved its Range Rover Evoque-bodied tests of the production C-X17 Concept from icy streets to the legendary Nürburgring, as work continues on the brand's first SUV.

Really, there's not a great deal of new stuff here. Based on the number plates, this is a different vehicle from the one we saw back in March, which we originally identified as the upcoming replacement for the Land Rover Freelander/LR2. The details, though, appear largely the same. The biggest distinction we can see between the March tests and this are the US-spec headlights, which add amber reflectors at their sides. Based on these shots, it does seem as if the C-X17 should be a fairly poised road vehicle, as the engineers hustle it around the 'Ring.

Of course, as soon our spies can capture images of a production-bodied C-X17, we'll be sure to pass those on to you. Until then, take a look up top for images of the Range Rover-bodied Jaguar as it tests at Germany's Nürburgring. You can also scroll down for our March images for the C-X17 mules testing on public roads.


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      juststudent
      • 7 Months Ago
      how do you know it's Jaguar? it must be Landwind E32
      Making11s
      • 7 Months Ago
      I'll never like the idea of a Jaguar SUV, but I'd at least understand it if Jaguar and Land Rover didn't mostly share showroom space in the same dealership.
      lrx301
      • 7 Months Ago
      Why do Jaguar need a SUV when they have Range Rovers?
      Tstag
      • 7 Months Ago
      I understand the logic. Jaguar will focus almost purely on making this model as sporty as possible. In addition to 4 wheel drive they will make RWD versions as well. Basically they will throw the gauntlet down to Porsche and BMW and ask the question about how much performance their cars have relative to off-road ability. Meanwhile Land Rover will attack their pure off-road abilities. If your Porsche do you rise to the Jag challenge or the Range Rover one?