Jaguar XF Sportbrake wagon to be priced from $90,400
The rather gorgeous Jaguar XF Sportbrake has been confirmed for Australia, with the British carmaker offering customers impressive practicality and versatility, clever convenience touches, a host of engines and sporty trim levels, and Jaguar promises that the XF Sportbrake will be as every bit as satisfying as the XF saloon.
The range starts with the XF R-Sport 20d, which is powered by a 132kW version of Jaguar Land Rover’s new Ingenium turbo diesel and is priced from $90,400 and concludes with the XF S First Edition which is powered by a twin turbo diesel 3.0 litre V6 that develops 221kW. The First Edition is priced from $137,300.
Jaguar has put a lot of thought into the XF Sportbrake’s practicality. The boot can accommodate 565 litres of goods with all seats in place, and up to 1,700 litres when the 40:20:40 split backseats are folded down. The tailgate is power and gesture controlled too, meaning that if you have your hands full of shopping or what not, you can simply walk up to the XF Sportbrake, wave your foot and the tailgate will rise, allowing you to place your items inside.
If you’re in an enclosed environment with a low roof, you can preselect different heights for the tailgate to stop to prevent unwanted trips to the panel beater. Handy. Equally handy is Jag’s wearable and waterproof Active Key, which allows customers to lock the normal key in the car while they enjoy leisurely pursuits such as swimming, cycling, running or any other activity where you run the risk of destroying or losing your key.
Another noteworthy feature in the XF Sportbrake is the rear speakers. Yes, the rear speakers. Instead of being located in the walls of the boot where they can get damaged by goods that aren’t secured by the four cargo hooks, Jag has mounted them on the roof. Clever.
Jaguar XF Sportbrake models fitted with a panoramic sunroof can be specified a gesture-controlled sunblind. Another Jaguar XF Sportbrake first, the gesture operated sunblind is controlled by waving your hand in an area near the rear view mirror. Motion forward to close the blind, and motion backwards to open the blind.
Maximum braked towing capacity ranges from 1,900kg for the base model and spans to 2,000kg for models powered by the 3.0 V6. There’s sway protection to stop your trailer wandering about, and auto-levelling rear suspension to stop this cat dragging its bottom along the ground.
The Jaguar XF Sportbrake range goes on sale from the 1 November 2017.
The Jaguar XF Sportbrake range is outlined below:
|XF R-Sport 20d 132kW/430Nm Auto
|XF R-Sport 25t 184kW/365Nm Auto
|XF S 30d 221kW/700Nm Auto
|XF S First Edition 30d 221kW/700Nm Auto
All prices are exclusive on road costs and government charges.