Wednesday 14 June 2017, By Autovolo
Jaguar has unveiled its new XF Sportbrake, the estate version of its premium executive model.
The XF wears the estate shape well, with a swooping rear section that continues the curvy features of the standard saloon while retaining the practicality required of such a car. There’s 565 litres of luggage space available with the rear seats up, and 1,700 if they are folded down.
A more spacious cabin has been combined with a panoramic glass roof. Between that and the the increased knee and headroom for all occupants, the XF Sportbrake looks set to be an airy place to be.
A 10-inch infotainment system, which Jaguar labels as an ‘on-board digital butler’, is the main area of interest on the dashboard. Satellite navigation and smartphone connectivity are both included, as is an app that allows remote control of several car functions through your phone.
Initially, only 2.0 litre engines will be available to customers, with several diesel options available with either rear-or all-wheel-drive. A 247bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine will also be offered, though it won’t be available with all-wheel-drive.
Steven de Ploey, global marketing strategy and planning director at Jaguar, said: “The XF Sportbrake is the embodiment of everything our brand stands for, bringing Jaguar design and dynamics to create vehicles that excite the senses and support active lifestyles.
“Its dynamic performance, desirable styling and cutting-edge technologies will introduce a new generation of drivers to Jaguar’s drive, passion and comfort.”
There are numerous rivals for the XF Sportbrake, including the Audi A6 Avant and Mercedes-Benz E-Class estate. However, the new BMW 5 Series Touring is arguably the best in this class, and the team behind the XF Sportbrake will have to pull out all the stops to be a major force in its segment.
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