Jaguar has just announced the second generation of the XF Sportbrake. The new wagon is powerful and spacious yet affordable.
The automaker's director of design Ian Callum shared, "As with the XF saloon, every line on the Sportbrake serves a clear purpose, creating a fast sweeping silhouette. This gives the car a sense of speed and a very dynamic appearance." Callum also added that the new Sportbrake comes with a sporty image as the saloon.
The new station wagon runs with the latest Ingenium 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder diesel engine that can deliver 231kW of power. There is also another version that can produce 184kW of power.
The new model also comes with a third variant that has a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 diesel engine that can produce 221kW of power. This variant claims an acceleration rate of only 6.6 seconds from 0-100 km/h.
The new XF Sportbrake shares the same aluminium-intensive platform and front-end design with the current XF sedan. However, the automaker claims the new wagon is more stylish and bigger than its sibling.
The new wagon comes with a larger cargo carrying capacity and more leg room for rear-seat occupants. The new XF Sportbrake may be shorter than its predecessor but it now comes with an enlarged boot of 565L of cargo space.
According to the automaker, they have specifically tuned the new model's suspension to "reflect the demands placed on premium lifestyle wagons." Its rear seat setup automatically levels up to retain its sporty image despite the heavy cargo lift.
The second generation Sportbrake will be available with the latest panoramic sunroof in full length. It can be manipulated by simply waving a hand and the roof will open or close by itself.
Jaguar will also feature the barnd's Activity Key for the new XF Sportbrake. Just like in the F-Pace, the new wagon will have this wearable device that allows users to lock in the car while they are busy in other activities.
The 2017 Jaguar XF Sportbrake is set to come out later this year. Base price starts from $44,500 (£34,910).