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Jaguar SUV (C-X17) gets a new paint job & 5 seats: Guangzhou Motor Show

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Jaguar SUV (C-X17) gets a new paint job & 5 seats

Jaguar are certainly making the most of their SUV Concept – the Jaguar C-X17 – with the latest version arriving at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China this week.

At first glance, the C-X17 looks to have moved on from the original concept’s blue paint job – via the silver repaint for Dubai – to a half decent shade of gold to appeal to Chinese buyers.

But the China C-X17 actually goes a bit further than that by taking the C-X17′s four-seat configuration and adding an extra shaped seat in the back for a proper five-seat layout. There’s also some added luxury in the form of wood veneer door panels.

Interestingly, despite Jaguar still saying they haven’t signed-off their SUV for production, JLR’s boss in China, Gao Bao, told Chinese media that the Jaguar SUV will launch in 2015 in China (and be built in China too for the local market) and will come with rear wheel drive as standard with 4WD an option.

Gao Bao also said the C-X17 will be powered by four-cylinder engines only (at least for emerging markets like China and Russia), although we’d expect Jaguar SUVs for the UK, Europe and the US to get the option of something with a few more cylinders.

Unless JLR’s new range of ‘HotFire’ 4-cylinder engines, due in 2015 too, can deliver enough power.

By Cars UK