Jaguar Insists Its SUV Is Not a Range Rover

Put the words "Jaguar" and "SUV" together and a bunch of older gentlemen with tweed jackets will descend upon your with gallons of leaded fuel and leaf spring suspension.
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But Jaguar does want to make a crossover of some sort because that's what customers really want. They have the full might of the one of the biggest SUV makes in the world, Land Rover, to rely on. But doing that would mean people would label the new Jag as just a rebadged car.

Letting Jaguar make an SUV from its sister company's architecture design would be worse than letting BMW use the Range Rover to make the X5. Wait… bad example.

So while Land Rover was proud of the fact that the new Range Rover shared its aluminum architecture with the XJ, but Jaguar's officials have to deny that their soft-roader has anything to do with the Rovers.

Jaguar product planning manager Steven De Ploey told CarAdvice that the new crossover, which is likely to be named to XQ, will not be related to the Range Rover Evoque.

The crossover could be built on the same platform as the new baby sedan, allowing them to use front-wheel drive for base models.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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