Jaguar trademarks Q-Type and XQ nameplates
In the past few years, we have heard lots of rumors about a possible Jaguar crossover, but up to this point we had no official confirmation.
Today is a new day and with this new day comes a very soft confirmation of this crossover. In Europe, Jaguar has trademarked two nameplates — Q-Type and XQ — following the same tradition as the current models, like the F-Type and XF. We have no idea on what models the new nameplates will be used for, but the "Q" in the nomenclature has surely something to do with an SUV.
Previous rumors suggested that the Jaguar SUV could be based on a the Range Rover Sport platform, but it is quite unlikely. Instead the model could use the same platform as the smaller Evoque. As for the engine lineup, Jaguar will likely offer a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and a 2.0-liter diesel engine. A 3.0-liter V-6 diesel is another possibility.
Apparently China will play a big part in Jaguar’s decision on offering an SUV or not.
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The first rumors about a possible Jaguar SUV appeared about two years ago, when Tata announced its intention to develop such a model. Rumors suggest that the SUV would feature the same design language as the XJ luxury sedan.
Under the hood, it is rumored that Jaguar will place a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, next to a 2.0-liter diesel and a more powerful V-6 3.0-liter gasoline engine as another option. Rumors suggest we could also see a hybrid version.
If built, the Jaguar SUV will arrive on the market sometime at the end of 2014.