Jaguar C-X17 concept goes gold: 5-seat version debuts in Guangzhou

Just in case you were ever in any doubt that Jaguar is deadly serious about producing its first ever Jag-branded SUV, the company has rolled out its third C-X17 concept SUV; this one has a 5-seat interior to boot.


While the new 5-seat interior is complemented by a golden bronze paint job over its virtually production-ready body, the interior is still better suited to a concept car than a production one.

As with the original C-X17 concept car, the latest C-X17 is built upon Jaguar’s aluminium monocoque architecture, which will be first employed in the replacement for the XF 5-Series/E-Class-size sedan that’s due in 2015.

Under the hood, the XF successor (and likely the production version of the C-X17) will feature the new Jaguar-developed turbo 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, as well as the supercharged V6 from the F-Type.

Inside the C-X17 features touchscreens to control entertainment, navigation and climate control; Connolly and Bridge of Weir leather; walnut veneer highlights; a secure Wi-Fi hotspot; 28-speaker Meridian hi-fi system; and a rear exit detection system that warns exiting rear-seat passengers about any hazards approaching the rear doors.

Dimensions

Length: 4,718mm
Height: 1,649mm
Width: 1,959mm
Wheelbase: 2,905mm
Ground clearance: 213mm

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]