Here’s a teaser – or sonar scan – of the new feline Jaguar is set to birth. The silhouette is distinctively SUV-like; but it has those familiar Jaguar traits as you would expect. Note the F-Type-inspired rear lights.

It’s set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but there’ll be a pre-show reveal on 9 September. According to a release, this C-X17 is a design study to introduce Jaguar’s new modular aluminium architecture.

Jaguar C-X17 - Surf4cars

The platform featured in this promises to “underpin the innovative future” of the brand. In addition to the SUV concept, Frankfurt revelers can expect to see the XJR and XFR-S high-performance saloons, as well as the new F-Type.