After its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Jaguar C-X17 Concept, the firm’s first-ever SUV model, has been on a world tour. It appeared at Frankfurt show in blue, at Dubai Motor Show in a cool liquid silver, and now at 2013 Guangzhou Motor Show in China in a special liquid gold paint work.
The C-17 is way more than just a design study for Jaguar. This is a production-ready car boasting the car maker’s advanced aluminium monocoque architecture that enables flexible high volume production. The car also has a clever interior design with excellent packaging. And above all, it has a brilliant design, inspired in part by the firm’s sport sedans, in part by the F-Type sports car, with a touch of their sister car, the Range Rover Evoque.
Jaguar relies heavily on the Chinese market for the success of this new model. The fact that they unveiled the car there in this attention grabbing gold shows that they know their audience. The paint job on this car is complemented by gloss black elements surrounding the windows, and split-five-spoke alloys in a dark ruthenium finish.
“This latest version of the C-X17 has been specially developed for the Chinese market. The luxury sports crossover represents an exciting new direction for Jaguar and highlights the promise and potential of our all-new, advanced aluminium architecture – a technical foundation which will enable a dramatic expansion of Jaguar’s product range as well as its customer appeal. Bringing premium technology to an accessible price segment, combined with new ultra-efficient engines, class-leading dynamics and Jaguar’s renowned beauty and purity of form, we are poised for a monumental leap forward.”