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Jaguar C-Pace Trademark Rumored To Bring Forth Coupe SUV

For the time being, Jaguar has three sport utility vehicles in its lineup. It all starts with the E-Pace, then comes the F-Pace, after which the British carmaker goes all-electric with the I-Pace. Given this circumstance, is there room for the C-Pace?
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Filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office on July 9th, 2018, the trademark for C-Pace is categorized under three classes. In numerical order, class 9 is for computer hardware (includes autonomous driving system and components such as LIDAR and radar), class 12 for motor vehicles, and class 37 for various services (including repair, maintenance, and so forth). It’s no wonder some people out there believe that Jaguar is cooking up a coupe-like sport utility vehicle, isn’t it?

The application is under examination as we speak, meaning that the EUIPO hasn’t granted Jaguar the trademark for C-Pace for the time being. Be it a standalone addition to the lineup or a derivate body style of the compact E-Pace or mid-sized F-Pace, the newcomer hasn’t been confirmed in any way by the automaker. In the worst case scenario, Jaguar could be protecting its intellectual property in Europe.

Looking at the bigger picture, it’s not worth being pessimistic about this matter. Look at Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, how they all have at least one coupe-styled SUV in their lineups. If Jaguar intends to duke it out on the same terms, then the C-Pace is not a matter of if, but a must-have for the automaker from Coventry.

As for the wildest of rumors, some voices claim that either the Range Rover Evoque Coupe or Range Rover SV Coupe serve as inspiration for the C-Pace. Putting one’s sensible glasses on, it’s not hard to understand that Jaguar isn’t likely to do such a vehicle. The Evoque Coupe is dead because it didn’t sell, and for the time being, Jaguar can’t dream of pulling a similar trick to the SV Coupe from Range Rover.

Last, but certainly not least and similarly unfeasible as the hearsay mentioned in the previous paragraph, the Special Vehicle Operations division is rumored to be involved with the C-Pace. Whatever the future holds, don’t forget the Jaguar Project 9 is waiting to pounce.

Editor's note: Jaguar F-Pace SVR pictured

 

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