Jaguar C-X17 concept teased ahead of IAA debut image

Jaguar will unveil the C-X17 concept study and also introduce a completely new Advanced Vehicle Architecture at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Building up hype prior to its official unveiling – which could be right around the corner even before the official September 9 start for the IAA show – Jaguar has unveiled a mysterious teaser of a crossover.

The concept “has been created as a design study to introduce Jaguar’s new, highly-advanced, modular aluminium architecture,” which should be called – according to reports and rumors Premium Lightweight Architecture (PLA).

Judging by the dimmed picture, C-X17 appears to be a five-door crossover with bulging fenders, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and F-Type inspired taillights. We can also distinguish a sloping roofline and a prominent Jaguar logo on the back.

According to the company, “the concept illustrates the diversity of vehicles that could be produced using this architecture, which underpins the innovative future of the Jaguar brand.” Besides the new concept, Jaguar will also display its newly introduced production models at the Frankfurt Motor Show – the recently launched ‘R’ performance models – the XJR and XFR-S – as well as the XF Sportbrake and the acclaimed F-Type.