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Jaguar C-X17 wins award for Concept Vehicle Interior Design

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Jaguar accepts award at the Automotive Interiors Expo 2014 Awards

The Jaguar C-X17 has been honoured with an award for Concept Vehicle Interior Design at the Automotive Interiors Expo 2014 Awards. The Expo was hosted in Stuttgart, Germany in 2014, and these awards pay tribute the world’s finest automotive interior designers, innovations and products, and is an advocate for all facets of automotive interior excellence and innovation.

Jaguar’s C-X17 concept SUV was launched earlier the year at the Frankfurt Motor Show as a design study to demonstrate the capabilities of Jaguar’s new advanced aluminium ’monocoque’ architecture. This aluminium ‘uni-body’ architecture will also form the basis of the forthcoming XE sports saloon which will be Jaguar’s answer to BMW’s 3 Series.

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Jaguar C-X17 sports crossover concept vehicle in Italian Racing Red – Front Side

Ian Callum who is Jaguar’s Design Director said that he was delighted that the C-X17 has won the award for Concept Vehicle Design at the 2014 Automotive Interiors Expo Awards. He said that they worked hard to ensure that C-X17 had a cabin that was both innovative and hi-tech and yet also luxurious, stylish and timeless. According to Callum, the same approach will be taken with the interior of every future car that Jaguar makes, from the forthcoming XE sports saloon to the XF, XJ and F-TYPE.

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Jaguar C-X17 sports crossover concept vehicle in Italian Racing Red – Rear Side

With a judging panel brags with some of the world’s leading automotive journalists, the Automotive Interiors Expo Awards is now in its third year, and continues to cement its place as one of the most sought-after accolades within the automotive industry. The car was acknowledged for how its concept interior is able to blend high-end interactive technology with first-class traditionally crafted materials. The unique Interactive Surface Console brings interior automotive design right into the modern age, running the length of the car’s centre tunnel, and made up of a series of interconnecting touch-screens.

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Jaguar C-X17 Concept interior

This Console also connects rear passengers with the driver and front seat passengers via a secure in-car Wi-Fi network, so occupants can upload pictures, video and sound files from their mobile devices and share them with their fellow passengers as well as on all social media channels. The media sharing between the occupants of the C-X17 puts as much focus on the rear compartment as on the front and engages all passengers front and back in a unified multisensory experience.

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