Jaguar C-X17 has been honored with an award for Concept Vehicle Interior Design at the Automotive Interiors Expo 2014 Awards. It was introduced as a design study at Frankfurt Auto Show for demonstrating the capabilities of Jaguar’s new advanced aluminum monocoque architecture, which will form the basis of upcoming XE sports sedan.
Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director said: “I am delighted that C-X17 has won the award for Concept Vehicle Design at 2014 Automotive Interiors Expo Awards. We worked hard to make sure that C-X17 had an interior, which was both hi-tech and innovative and yet also stylish, timeless and luxurious – in fact, it’s what we set out to achieve with the interior of every vehicle, which Jaguar makes, from the upcoming XE sports sedan to the XF, XJ and F-TYPE.”
Hosted at Automotive Interiors Expo in Stuttgart this year, the awards honor the world’s finest innovations, products and designers, championing all aspects of automotive interior innovation and excellence. With a judging panel, which boasts some of the world’s leading automotive journalists, the Automotive Interiors Expo Awards is now in its 3rd year, and continues to strengthen its place as one of the most sought-after accolades within the industry.
Dean Slavnich, Editor of Engine Technology International and Co-chairman of the awards, said: “The C-X17 takes interactivity to a new level. The judges recognized how its concept interior is able to combine premium traditionally crafted materials with high-end interactive technology. The distinctive Interactive Surface Console brings interior automotive design right into the modern age, running the length of the vehicle’s centre tunnel, and made up of a series of interconnecting touch-screens, the Surface Console connects rear passengers with the driver and front seat passengers through a secure in-car Wi-Fi network, so passengers can upload video, sound files and pictures from their mobile devices and share them with their fellow passengers on all social media channels.
“Enabling sharing, both in terms of information and technology, between the passengers of C-X17, the Interactive Surface Console puts as much focus on the rear compartment as on the front and immerses all four occupants in a unified multisensory experience.”