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Jaguar readying SUV for Frankfurt motor show

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

While the next new Jaguar model slated for dealerships is a BMW 3-series fighter rumored to be called the XS, Autoweek sources have confirmed the company will also be showing an SUV at the Frankfurt motor show in September. Likely to be named XQ or Q-type, the Jaguar SUV is expected to ride on a version of the XS platform (itself a variation on the aluminum XJ architecture) rather than share a platform with a Land Rover product.

Slated for 2016 production, the new Jaguar XQ SUV will share some powertrain technology with Land Rover, specifically the Ford I-4 engines from the Evoque. A range-topping XQ will also likely see the supercharged 3-liter V6 found throughout the Jaguar lineup.

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Germany correspondent Greg Kable contributed to this report

By Andrew Stoy