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Jaguar XF Sportbrake Estate Revealed

Jaguar has come forth with a very great looking and well proportioned wagon. It’s called the XF Sportbrake. It has tons of cargo space and plenty of room for passengers to sit in luxury. The only niggle we have is that sunroof that looks like it came of a 20YO car.
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The car is based on the XF saloon, one of Jaguar’s most celebrated modern cars, but everything from the B-Pillar back has been changed. Both front and back ends are festooned with LED lights.

Despite the extra-large looks of the car, the Sportbrake is only 48 mm longer than the regular XF, measuring 4,966 mm. But the rest of the proportions have not changed at all. It’s also 70 kg (154 lbs) heavier tan the sedan.

The boot space is 550 liters with the rear seats up, or 1,675 with them folded completely flat. The car will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week, were we’ll get our first hands-on experience. Right now, the powertrains are limited to the 2.2-liter four-cylinder and 3.0-liter diesels, both equipped with the eight-speed auto.

"The XF Sportbrake matches the saloon in both aerodynamics and torsional stiffness," said Mike Cross, Jaguar's Chief Engineer. "The use of air suspension has allowed us to create a car that captures the unique Jaguar combination of refinement and outstanding dynamic abilities regardless of its load.”

autoevolution will be attending the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.

 
 
 
 
 

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