FrontRunners: Making the Leap

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It could have taken a radical departure from the company’s design vocabulary, but instead the Jaguar C-X17 Sports Crossover Concept (www.jaguarusa.com) appears to be a logical expression of design director Ian Callum’s progressive interpretation of Jaguar style. The plans for what will be the brand’s first SUV also showcase Jaguar’s new aluminum uni-body platform. The C-X17 is among a range of future Jaguars that will feature the lightweight and extremely rigid architecture. The first of these vehicles, a sports sedan, is expected to arrive in the United States in 2016. According to Jaguar, the vehicles will be powered by new engines that are both fuel efficient and high performing. Some will enable top speeds faster than 186 mph. While its technological underpinnings are cutting edge, the C-X17’s interior displays traditional Jaguar luxury. The cabin includes four bucket seats, a roof designed to provide passengers with a panoramic view, and two-tone premium leather complemented by milled-aluminum and anodized-metal trim.

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