Jaguar to unveil crossover in Frankfurt image

The British based automaker Jaguar is planning to introduce its first ever crossover in September, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, in a world premiere.

The announcement hasn’t been made official just yet but rumors on Jaguar working on a crossover or an SUV have been around for several months and it seems that the British based automaker is now getting a step closer to a whole new segment. The model in question is rumored to be called either the XQ or even the Q-Type, and it should ride on the same platform which is used currently for the carmaker’s entry-level model, the XS.

It remains unknown for the moment whether the model which will be unveiled during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show will be a concept or the actually production version but it remains to be seen. As for the engine lineup, rumors are saying that it will include the 2.2 liter four-cylinder diesel with either 163 HP (120 kW) and 200 HP (147 kW), the 3.0 liter V6 diesel producing 240 HP (177 kW), the 2.0L turbocharged petrol generating 240 HP (177 kW) and the 3.0L supercharged V6, with its 340 HP (250 kW). The model is said to hit the market in 2015 and it will be made in Solihull, England, at the Land Rover facility.

Source: Auto Week