Jaguar is Seriously Considering a Small Crossover

Slotting below the X5-fighting C-X17 concept.

Althoughtalk of a Jaguar crossover is nothing new – its C-X17 SportsCrossover Concept introduced at last year's Frankfurt show – it seems thecompany is now eyeing the small crossover segment. While the C-X17 is earmarked to rival the BMW X5, the company is now looking to expand into thesmaller crossover market. Having introduced the XE compact sedan last month, a “smaller crossover is an opportunity for the biggest growth," Jaguar LandRover North America marketing vice president Kim McCullough told Auto Guide.

That’s the area that’s really exploding, McCullough said. "Betweenthat and the compact sedan segment, those are two big areas of white space for[Jaguar] that will provide the volume that’s so important as we look ahead.”

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