February 6, 2014: Tata Motors' subsidiary unit and British luxury car maker, Jaguar Land Rover unveiled its debut crossover concept the C-X17 at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. This crossover concept demonstrates the company’s new Aluminium Monocoque Architecture Codenamed iQ (Al). In addition, the car is powered by a V6 petrol power-train that makes it deliver great power and torque. Cosmetically, the car gets breathtaking outfit with the all classy LED headlamps, giant 23 alloy wheels, J-shaped DRLs and the new frosted-glass fog-lights.
Jaguar Land Rover, the fully owned subsidiary of the Indian auto major Tata Motors has officially unveiled the concept version of its first ever sports crossover Jaguar C X17. This concept model has made its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 and now it has been showcased at the Indian Auto Expo 2014 held at New Delhi. This concept sports crossover comes with a perfect blend of intelligent performance and seductive design that are the trademarks of Jaguar. The company has built this advanced crossover on the sophisticated aluminum architecture that carries a codename iQ(AI) and it will be used for all the future Jaguar models. This concept version is inherited with the brand Jaguar design DNA, especially on its front facade. The headlight cluster is very sleek and it comes equipped with daytime running lights along with LED pattern headlamps. The front radiator grille has the hallmark design of Jaguar and it is surrounded by a chrome plated strip and fitted with company logo in the center. Unlike the conventional designs, this concept version comes with a brand new pair of high intensity fog lamps that dazzles the front profile. The bumper gets a two tone look, thanks to the black color protective cladding fitted under it. The side profile of this crossover is accentuated by the multi-spoke styled alloy wheels that brings a bit of SUV appeal to the vehicle. The rear profile of this vehicle is even more sleeker, thanks to the expressive lines and aggressively designed taillight cluster with LED light pattern. The rear bumper too comes with a dual tone look with lower portion comes fitted with air dam and two chrome exhaust pipes. The chrome plated company logo along with badging is fitted to the boot that gives it a classy appeal.
The interiors of this sports crossover are neatly designed with a close finish at every inch. Inside the cabin, the company has fitted uniquely designed sports with integrated headrests and have been covered with premium leather upholstery. The company has blessed its interiors with a dual tone color scheme and it is complimented by metallic inserts. The dashboard comes with a plain design and it comes equipped with an advanced central console. The sports seats in the cockpit are separated by a console with glossy finish on top. As we can see in the images on various automobile websites, this console comes with an integrated display with touch controls that helps the users to activate or disable the functions incorporated within. Speculations doing rounds in the industry suggest that the company will introduce this sophisticated sports crossover with an advanced V6 petrol power plant that delivers immense power and a commanding torque output. The company claims that this petrol motor allows the vehicle to reach a top speed of about 300 Kmph, which explains about its caliber. On the other hand, this engine is expected to get a newly developed 9-speed automatic transmission gearbox, which will be interesting to see. The vehicle is still under a developing stage and it is expected to arrive in global markets by the first half of year 2015, which is still quite a long way to go.
Jaguar that unveiled its first ever sports crossover concept- C-X17- in Frankfurt, has now showcased the five-seat version of the concept at the 2013 Guangzhon Auto Show in China.read more