Jaguar has recently unveiled the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
There is a strong resemblance between the XF Sportbrake and the XF Sedan, considered a point of pride for Jaguar. The only differences are the rear sheetmetal, the roof and a self-leveling rear air suspension, to diminish the effects of carrying heavy cargo. The company aimed at preserving the four-door XF’s strong driving dynamics and the structural rigidity. Rear-seat passengers get about two extra inches of headroom.
Jaguar offers only diesels for the Sportbike, and two types of engine: A 2.2-liter four and a twin-turbo V-6 in 237-hp and 271-hp strengths and the gearbox across the board is an eight-speed automatic transmission. Optional Aero and Black appearance packs are also available, which add new side sills, more-aggressive front and rear fascias, and also replace the exterior brightwork with black pieces and adds black-finished wheels.
The model won’t be heading to U.S. dealers, since it is the Europeans who strongly demand luxury wagons.
“It’s not homologated for the U.S.,” a Jaguar North America spokesman said. “That’s a decision that was taken some time back when we first discussed the car. The Sportbrake at Geneva won’t be coming to the U.S.”