All new aluminum architecture
'THE FUTURE IS JAGUAR'S INTELLIGENT ALUMINUM ARCHITECTURE
C-X17 is Jaguar’s first sports crossover concept vehicle and brings more excitement and innovation to its interpretation of the SUV. It is the first vehicle to be built on Jaguar's highly advanced new aluminum monocoque architecture.
Aluminum architecture is a highly advanced, aluminum-intensive, modular architecture and provides the flexibility required to deliver a greater range of models and derivatives than ever before without compromising the unique character, design, vehicle dynamics, performance and luxury for which Jaguar is famous.
The aluminum architecture is the physical manifestation of ‘Jaguar DNA’, which ensures that every vehicle performs like a true Jaguar. Aluminum architecture is also enabled with All-wheel drive for all-road and all weather capability.
The new platform also optimizes the balance between performance and fuel consumption, which is the heart of Jaguar Intelligent Performance. It achieves this with a range of innovative efficiency technologies that complements the lightweight structure.
The first production Jaguar that uses the aluminum architecture will be launched in 2014. This new, small sedan car will introduce a new, highly advanced four-cylinder engine that will break the 100g/km barrier and will support Jaguar’s commitment to increased fuel efficiency in all future vehicles.