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.
OUR ALL-NEW DIRECTION REACHES ALL-NEW DRIVERS
First revealed in Frankfurt, followed by appearances in Dubai and Los Angeles with its stunning Liquid Aluminium exterior, an ultra-luxurious version of C-X17 Concept made its first appearance in China. South Africa is the first African country to experience the vehicle and the fifth in the world.
1. FRANKFURT - 10TH SEPTEMBER 2013
Frankfurt debut, 10th September 2013, C-X17 Concept in Caesium Blue.
2. DUBAI - 6TH NOVEMBER 2013
Dubai debut, 6th November 2013, C-X17 Concept in Liquid Aluminium.
3. LOS ANGELES DEBUT - 19TH NOVEMBER 2013
Los Angeles debut, 19th November 2013, C-X17 Concept in Liquid Aluminium.
4. GUANGZHOU DEBUT - 20TH NOVEMBER 2013
Guangzhou debut, 20th November 2013, C-X17 Concept in Liquid Gold with interior design and technology adaptation.
5. JOHANNESBURG ROADSHOW – 19TH FEBRUARY 2014
Johannesburg debut, 19th February 2014, C-X17 in Red at Melrose Arch Piazza.
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.