Marcus De Guzman / Jaguar | June 19, 2017 11:39
Jaguar enters wagon arena with second-generation XF Sportbrake
A more spacious Jag has just been released. Making its world debut is the all-new XF Sportbrake which combines sleek styling and practicality into one.
“The new XF Sportbrake builds on the success of the saloon and has all of the advanced all-wheel drive (AWD) technologies and aluminium-intensive architectures that have made the XF a multi-award winner. Jaguar Land Rover’s family of innovative Ingenium powertrains equips the Sportbrake with the latest engine technologies,” said Ian Callum, director of design at Jaguar.
With a new aluminum body construction, Jaguar claimed that the XF Sportbrake is lighter and more rigid than the first-generation XF Sportbrake. The use of lighter materials also meant that the new wagon has improved fuel consumption and less C02 emissions. The rear tailgate is made from a single-piece of polymer which gives the wagon a near perfect 50:50 split weight distribution.
While still relatively looking the same at the sedan, the new XF Sportbrake gets a new rear reminiscent of the F-Type. In addition, both the taillights and headlights come with LED lighting. Giving the XF Sportbrake its signature look is the eye-catching roofline which slopes towards the rear. Depending on the model chose, the XF Sportbrake can even come with a tailgate-mounted spoiler, dual exhaust pipes and large alloy wheels. Also available an option is the panoramic glass roof which lets more light into the cabin.
The electric tailgate can be opened automatically with a push of a button both in- and outside of the vehicle. For easier access, the tailgate can also be opened with the optional gesture control that can open it with a kicking motion under the rear bumper. There's even an electric tow hitch that can hide itself from view when not needed.
Inside, the 2018 XF Sportbrake comes with the latest in-car amenities. Equipped as standard is the cabin air ionization system which purifies the air, neutralizes odor and removes bacteria. Also present are the 10-inch Touch Pro infotainment system and the Driver Condition Monitoring System which can detect signs of drowsiness and warn drivers that they need to take a break.
With the rear seats up, the XF Sportbrake is capable of holding 565 liters worth of luggage. Fold the rear seats down and the all-new wagon can carry up to 1,700 liters of cargo. A self-levelling rear multi-link suspension keeps the wagon stable and allows it to tow up to 2,000 kg. Other extras available in the XF Sportbrake include dual rear monitors, folding table for rear passengers, rear climate control.
A series of Ingenium turbo-diesels are available for Jaguar's latest wagon. First up is the entry-level 2.0-liter that generates 163 PS and has a six-speed manual that drives the rear wheels. The next two are higher state of tunes of the 2.0-liter turbo diesel. It's available with either 180 PS or 240 PS and both are mated to an 8-speed automatic, with the latter being only available with all-wheel-drive (AWD). At the top of the diesel range is the 300 PS 3.0-liter V6 diesel which also gets the 8-speed automatic but is only available as a rear-wheel-drive wagon.
Over to gasoline, the XF Sportbrake can be equipped with a 2.0-liter with 250 PS and AWD, and a 380 PS 3.0-liter V6 which also comes with AWD. Both models are connected to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.