Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Crossover Still Has Jag Style

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Crossover Still Has Jag Style

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THE new, ultra-luxurious, five-seat version of C-X17 debuts at 2013 Guangzhou Motor Show, further highlighting the versatility of Jaguar's sports crossover concept for the urban environment.

The revised C-X17, developed for China, has a luxurious, spacious and innovative cabin featuring bespoke, high-quality, traditionally British-inspired interior finishes and materials, alongside advanced technologies.

The interactive surface console multi-screen infotainment network connects all passengers to the outside world and to each other via on-board secure wi-fi and social media channels.

The rear exit detection safeguards against approaching blind-spot objects, such as cyclists, while opening the vehicle doors.

It is based on the C-X17 concept first revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, which blends the sleek design and sporting performance that are hallmarks of Jaguar with the crossover benefits of an assured driving position and high levels of flexibility.

The design study showcases next-generation lightweight technologies in the form of Jaguar's all-new advanced aluminium monocoque architecture, which will form the basis for a new range of future Jaguars, starting with a mid-size premium C/D segment sedan on sale in 2015.

The C-X17 showcases British premium audio firm Meridian's vision of the future of in-car 3D surround sound, with a 28-speaker system to the vehicle's interior aesthetics.

A range of engines, including new high-output, fuel-efficient petrol and diesel engines to be built at Jaguar Land Rover's upcoming UK engine manufacturing facility, will enable Jaguar to offer new vehicles with class-leading performance and emissions.

The modular and scalable vehicle architecture is high-strength, lightweight, extremely stiff and incorporates innovative efficiency technologies.

It enables flexible high-volume production while allowing creative design freedom and competitive interior packaging, without compromising the unique character, dynamics, performance and luxury that Jaguar is famous for.

The new architecture will enable Jaguar to grow its product portfolio, targeting high-growth areas of the premium market.

As a luxurious sports crossover, the latest C-X17 stretches the design possibilities of the segment by combining the character and driving experience of a luxury sports car with increased presence, style and flexibility.

The concept represents the potential expansion of Jaguar's portfolio of body styles, with the associated enhancement of the brand's appeal to a global audience.

The latest C-X17 concept illustrates the diversity of vehicles that could be produced using the architecture.

It blends sleek lines, sporting design and innovative sophistication with enhanced flexibility and an assured driving position. …

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