WHAT IS C‑X17 CONCEPT?
C‑X17 Concept is Jaguar’s first sports crossover concept vehicle and blends the seductive design and intelligent performance that are hallmarks of Jaguar, while delivering the benefits of a crossover’s assured driving position and high levels of flexibility. It showcases Jaguar’s all-new intelligent aluminium architecture, with the cars rolling off it engineered to deliver class leading quality, durability and reliability.
FROM IMAGINATION TO CREATION
C‑X17 Concept’s highly advanced, aluminium-intensive modular architecture provides the flexibility to deliver a great range of models without compromising the unique character, design, vehicle dynamics, performance and luxury that Jaguar is renowned for.
The first production Jaguar that is based on the all-new architecture will be on sale in 2015. This new, mid-sized premium sports sedan will be powered by engines with a wide range of capacities and outputs, all delivering inspirational performance and offering the latest innovations in fuel-efficient technologies without sacrificing drivability.
THREE EXCITING COLOURS
C‑X17 Concept has been revealed to the world in three stunning colours: Caesium Blue, Liquid Aluminium and Liquid Gold.
THE BEAUTY OF JAGUAR
C‑X17 Concept had to be stylish, sporty and exciting. It had to stand out from the crowd, while retaining the sense of timeless sophistication that is typically Jaguar.
Jaguar’s Design Director, Ian Callum, says, ‘We designed the C‑X17 from the ground up from a distinct set of principles, a deep sense of what makes a Jaguar: exciting proportions, clean lines, balance of form. Assertive and powerful, yet with a beautiful sensuality about it, the C‑X17 is boldly, distinctively Jaguar.’
C‑X17 Concept’s cabin brings together innovative interactive technology with a modern take on traditional high-quality materials and British craftsmanship for true luxury and sophistication. The inviting design and overall usability of the interior, along with its versatility – including its extensive loadspace – means that it is as good for the family as its is exciting for the driver.
The assured driving position is designed to give a feeling of security and being cocooned within the luxury of the cabin. There are premium materials used throughout including milled aluminium and black brushed anodised metal finishes for a dark, sophisticated effect. The attention to detail even includes the rotary gearshift which controls the vehicle’s driving modes. It is finished in striking ruthenium and dramatically rises as soon as C‑X17 Concept is activated.
INTERACTIVE SURFACE CONTROL
The innovative Interactive Surface Control is multi-screen infotainment hub with a series of interconnecting Touch-screens that connect the passengers with the vehicle. Individuals can upload pictures, video and sound files from their mobile devices and share them with fellow passengers, as well as connecting with friends on other social media channels.
MERIDIAN 3D SURROUND
Designed exclusively for C‑X17 by Meridian, the British audio experts, a 28-speaker 3D surround sound system features Meridian Trifield 3D technology to give every occupant an optimum, premium in-car 3D surround sound experience.
The original Caesium Blue vehicle that was revealed in Frankfurt has four stylish individual seats, while the latest C‑X17 Concept in Liquid Gold features the versatility of a five seat arrangement highlighting the versatility of the car and its suitability for families. Both versions of C‑X17 Concept provide the right balance between comfort, support and versatility.
The spacious loadspace also offers the flexibility of two occasional leisure seats that swing up and out of the floor for use when the car is parked and the rear tailgate is open.
Adding to a feeling of lightness and airiness within the cabin, C‑X17 Concept’s unique roof features contoured vanes to provide a distinctive ‘elliptical’ panoramic view and a more open outlook as you watch the world pass by.
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
In normal grip conditions C‑X17 Concept’s intelligent All‑Wheel‑Drive system delivers traction to the rear wheels. This is unique in the Sports Crossover segment and helps provide the renowned Jaguar dynamic driving experience. The system continuously monitors the road surface to pre-empt and react to wheel slip for greater driver confidence and improved vehicle stability in low grip conditions.
Giving the driver even more control and improved cornering, Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVbB) helps the vehicle maintain the desired path and reduces the likelihood of oversteer.
REAR EXIT DETECTION
Taking care of all occupants as they go to open the vehicle’s doors, C‑X17 Concept features Rear Exit Detection. This advanced active safety aid warns of approaching objects that may be hidden in the passengers’ blind spot.
Inspirational performance, driveability and excellent fuel economy. C‑X17 Concept offers a range of engines with differing capacities, including a new family of high-output and efficient four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. C‑X17 Concept has class-leading efficiency and CO2 emissions thanks to its highly efficient engines and all-new intelligent aluminium architecture.
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