The 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake has been revealed as Jaguar finally launch a new Sportbrake Estate version of the latest generation XF.
Now, more than two years after the new Jaguar XF arrived, we get the XF Sportbrake, with much the same recipe of a stylish shed bolted on the back of the XF saloon as before.
This time round there’s more boot space in the Sportbrake – much the same as the BMW 5 Series Touring, but nothing like the room in an E Class Estate – with the swoopy roofline at the back of the XF declaring style more important than outright load-lugging.
Away from the new back end, the Sportbrake is pure XF, although there’s an optional – and huge – panoramic roof with gesture-controlled blind as well as a kick to open tailgate.
The Sportbrake also get air suspension at the back to cope with loads, but retains the XF saloon’s sport setup and Jaguar’s Configurable Dynamics package as an option.
Trim levels are the same Prestige, R-Sport, Portfolio and S as the saloon, although there isn’t, at least at launch, the same range of engine options.
There’s a 2.0 litre Ingenium diesel with 161bhp, 178bhp or 237bhp, a 3.0 litre V6 with 296bhp and a 2.0 litre petrol with 247bhp.
All except the entry-level diesel get an eight-speed automatic, with 4WD an option but standard on the more powerful options.
Jaguar say their UK dealers are already taking orders for the new XF Sportbrake, and that prices start at just under £35k.
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