Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Jag adds wagon to XF lineup

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Jag has revealed a new wagon will join the XF lineup and this time around Oz will be getting it too.

With a practical 565-litre of load space and advanced convenience and safety features, the XF Sportbrake has the best of Jaguar design and technology.

It also delivers impressive aerodynamic efficiency of Cd 0.29.

Innovations include an intuitive gesture-controlled sun blind for the full-length, panoramic roof, Driver Condition Monitoring to detect signs of tiredness after an active day and a waterproof Activity Key you can wear while playing sport.

Customers can also specify Cabin Air Ionisation, which purifies air to provide protection against environmental pollution and promote health and well being.

Extensive use of aluminium delivers a lightweight design that is both stiffer and lighter than its predecessor, with a kerb weight of 1720kg.

Featuring an innovative new single-piece polymer tailgate, the Sportbrake delivers a near perfect 50:50 front-to-rear weight distribution providing the foundations for its exceptional handling and efficiency.

Measuring 4955mm, the new Sportbrake is 6mm shorter than the previous model, but its wheelbase has been lengthened by 51mm to 2960mm.

This optimises rear legroom and load space and contributes to the vehicle’s refined ride quality.

Self-levelling rear suspension ensures an effortless ride, even when towing loads of 2000kg.

The interior provides spacious accommodation with plenty of light from a full-length 1.6 sq m panoramic roof.

Rear occupants also benefit from enhanced knee room and improved headroom.

Sportbrake is available with Jaguar’s advanced range of clean and efficient four-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines with CO2 emissions as low as 118g/km.

The range starts with a rear-wheel drive 132kW 2.0 Ingenium diesel that delivers CO2 emissions of just 124g/km with fuel efficiency of 4.8 L/100km.

At the other end of the spectrum, a 221kW 3.0 V6 turbo diesel engine, paired with a ZF 8-speed auto, sprints from 0-100km/h in 6.6 seconds.

The stylish wagon is expected to make its debut down under in the dying months of the year, with pricing to be announced closer to launch.

Now in its 10th year of production XF is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich Plant alongside the XE, XJ and F-TYPE.

Prices for the current sedan range from $82,000 for the entry diesel to $129,000 for the top of the range supercharged 3.0-litre 35t S – expect the wagon to carry a premium.