Jaguar SUV to bow in Frankfurt?
Jaguar\'s long-rumored SUV could be just around the corner.
Jaguar is reportedly planning to unveil a premium crossover aimed at utility vehicles from BMW and Audi at this September's Frankfurt Auto Show.
Rumored for months, Jaguar's hotly anticipated SUV will make its first public appearance at this fall's Frankfurt show, according Autoweek. Tipped to be called either the Q-Type or XQ, the SUV will rival vehicles like the BMW X1 and Audi Q3.
Although Jaguar could borrow an SUV platform from corporate partner Land Rover for the Q-Type project, the British automaker will reportedly use its own XS platform for the basis of the utility vehicle. The XS platform, which is a variation of the architecture beneath the XJ, will underpin Jaguar's upcoming BMW 3-Series rival.
Most Q-Type models will make use of Jaguar's turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but up-level versions are tipped to use Jag's latest supercharged V6. It remains unknown if Jaguar is planning a high-performance R variant of the SUV.
Despite its late 2013 debut, the Q-Type isn't expected to roll into Jaguar dealers until 2016.