Filing hints at a new crossover model for luxury car brand

Jaguar has filed a trademark application for the C-Pace name with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, suggesting another British SUV could be on the way.

Quite where the new potential new model might fit into the Jaguar range isn't clear. The British marque currently fields two traditional crossover models: the F-Pace and the E-Pace.

It's possible the C-Pace could be a new entry-level model for the Jaguar brand, but the wider Jaguar Land Rover stable currently doesn't have a platform smaller than the Evoque's to work with, and isn't clear if the 'D8' platform can be scaled down a class.

Another possibility is a "coupe SUV" based on either the E-Pace or F-Pace. While this would seemingly break the neat relationship in the brand's naming scheme — with the XE seemingly related to the E-Pace, and the F-Pace paired with the XF — things are already a little muddled up thanks to the all-electric I-Pace, which is smaller but more exclusive than F-Pace.

There have also been rumours of a new range-topping crossover based on the full-size Range Rover, although this car is widely expected to be christened J-Pace to line it up logically with the XJ.

As we note with all trademark filings, this application doesn't necessarily mean there will be a C-Pace production or concept model in the future.

The application was filed just a few days ago, and covers three classes of goods and services, which encompass everything from cars, car modification and automotive parts through to pieces of technology, software, buildings, and charging stations.