The wraps have officially come off the Jaguar C-X17 concept crossover at the ongoing Frankfurt show. Created to showcase a new aluminium modular monocoque platform – codenamed iQ[Al] – the vehicle measures 4,718 mm long, 1,959 mm wide and 1,649 mm tall. With a 2,905-mm wheelbase, it sits 213 mm off the ground on split five-spoke 23-inch alloys.
Inside the Jaguar C-X17, you’ll find four individual bucket seats and two additional ‘leisure seats’ in the back which slide out from the boot floor. There’s a contoured-vane roof that offers an ‘elliptical’ panoramic view of the sky above.
Cabin materials used include Connolly leather in Jet saddle and Orchid types, ruthenium, milled aluminium, gloss black and black brushed anodised metal.
An Interactive Surface Console on the transmission tunnel features a set of touchscreens under transparent acrylic glass, allowing access to social media via the in-car internet. The centre console is configured for a head-up display projector, and of course, there’s a bespoke Meridian sound system (with a total of 28 speakers, no less).
Jaguar says the C-X17 has an “on-road bias,” affording it car-like dynamics. All-wheel drive is present, while Torque Vectoring by Braking works to keep understeer in check. No powertrain details were given.
The first production model to sit on the iQ[Al] architecture will be a premium C/D-segment sedan (Jaguar XS?) – when it surfaces in 2015, it will be the first aluminium monocoque product in its segment. A range of petrol and diesel motors will be offered for the sedan, including the F-Type‘s 3.0 litre supercharged V6.