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Our European spies have captured what could be a development mule for the production version of the Jaguar C-X17 concept. The SUV show car made its world premiere at Frankfurt last year and previewed the British marque’s entry to a segment traditionally reserved for sister company Land Rover.

Indeed, the car wore what looks like the chopped up remains of a Range Rover Evoque and was covered in camouflage usually seen on Land Rover mules. It was so convincing that the spy photographers initially thought it was a high-performance version of the Freelander’s successor due to the car’s large air intakes, flared wheel arches and dual exhaust outlets.

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The SUV will be the second car in Jaguar’s lineup to use the company’s new modular all-aluminium iQ[Al] architecture, after the upcoming XE. It should also share the small executive sedan’s range of Ingenium engines, including a new 2.0 litre turbo four.

As this is a Jaguar, the new SUV will feature a chassis designed primarily for on-road use, rather than go-anywhere ability. Key features include a rear-biased four-wheel drive system as well as Torque Vectoring by Braking.