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Now, it looks like Jaguar may have a name for its rumored venture into off-road territory. According to Piston Heads, both "Q-Type" and "XQ" were recently registered with the European Union's trademark agency.
Either name could fit with an existing Jaguar model, of course; the F-Type and XJ both provide a template.
Both potential names, however, are built around the Q. With Audi's Q-series and Infiniti's all-Q lineup, the Q-factor appears to be nearing eleven.
Mirroring the name, Jaguar now faces the task of creating and differentiating a crossover/SUV in an increasingly crowded market, a market not yet fully economically recovered.
The Jaguar crossover is expected to reach the market before 2015.