Jaguar, long a holdout in the SUV and crossover segment, will show a small crossover this week at the Frankfurt auto show that the brand hopes will rival the BMW X3 and Audi Q3.
The C-X17 concept is a design study that introduces the brand's modular aluminum architecture.
"The concept illustrates the diversity of vehicles that could be produced using this architecture," Jaguar said in a statement.
Jaguar offered no details about a production version of the C-X17, but media reports say a crossover and a compact sedan will be based on the architecture. The crossover will be named the XQ or Q-Type, and the sedan will be called the XS, the reports say. Both vehicles are expected to arrive in the second half of 2015.
-- Automotive News Europe