Jaguar has set up a tease for the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake – the XF Estate – at Wimbledon as it’s confirmed the more practical XF will arrive this summer.
In order to tie in the Sportbrake’s imminent arrival with Jaguar’s on-going deal to be the cars of choice at Wimbledon, Jaguar has been of to SW19 with a pot of white paint and Ian Callum in tow.
The result of the visit is a silhouette of the new XF Sportbrake expertly painted on to the grass on Centre Court (below) by Wimbledon’s Head Groundsman, Neil Stubley, and his staff to show the world how dynamic the new Sportbrake will look.
Despite Ian Callum accidentally telling the world there would be no XF Sportbrake (although he did correct himself), Jaguar’s new Estate will, we expect, arrive in time to play its role in transporting players and equipment at this year’s Wimbledon tournament, giving Jaguar a nice world stage for its new practical XF.
As before, the new XF Sportbrake will be exactly the same as the XF saloon – just with stylish shed on the back – which means 2.0 and 3.0 litre diesel and petrol engines – including the new 2.0 litre petrol Ingenium engine – with power outputs from 160bhp to 375bhp (until there’s an XF Sportbrake SVR, that is), six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic gearboxes and rear-wheel drive. Although we expect the 4WD powertrain will be an option too.
Ian Callum said of the XF Sportbrake:
With XF Sportbrake we’ve created a silhouette which sweeps towards the rear, almost into the distance, and really gives the car a sense of speed and sportiness. It will bring new levels of practicality to the range without sacrificing the dynamic design and agile handling our customers expect.
No prices yet for the new XF Sportbrake, but a starting price around £35,000 sounds about right.