The British automaker has officially confirmed its second-generation XF will be derived in a more practical, family oriented version – the midsized Sportbrake station wagon.
While the world is still heating about crossovers and SUVs, the auto industry hasn’t forgotten the intermediate step – the station wagon. Jaguar has recently announced – during the ongoing Paris Motor Show – via Sales Operations Director Andy Goss that its XF model will also get a Sportbrake model starting 2017. The development phase is almost over and the prototypes are already out and about in England, so we’re most likely going to see the model next March during the Geneva Motor Show.
As one would imagine, it’s going to sport the same front end and all modifications will most likely occur starting with the second set of doors and continue throughout the back. It will also use the same powertrains as seen in the sedan. Jaguar has refrained from spilling over any details about the model, but we’re certainly hoping for an increase in cargo capacity over the predecessor’s 19 cubic feet (550 liters) with the rear seats in place and 59 cu. ft. (1,675 liters) with them folded away. Additionally, Goss added the option of giving a Sportbrake version to the smaller XE sedan is currently out of the question – even though the German competitors (A4, 3 Series and C Class) all have their own practical models.