Home / Auto News / News article: Jaguar XF Sportbrake, a Fancy Name for a Fancy Wagon: 2012 Geneva Motor Show - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Mar 06 2012, 8:30 AM

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After seeing spy photos and leaked photos of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake over the last few months, the real deal has finally been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

As expected, the station wagon variant of the Jaguar XF is as beautiful in the flesh as it is in photos. In fact, the XF Sportbrake looks surprisingly sporty with its aggressive front-end design while the traditional wagon rear is rather classy.

The stretched variant of the XF sedan is a mere 5-mm longer than the sedan, but also weighs 150 lbs less. But don’t let the overall length fool you, there’s almost two inches more of rear seat headroom thanks to all new sheetmetal from the B-pillar back.

Unfortunately this sporty and versatile XF wagon won’t be making its way to America, since it’s believed that Americans are very anti-wagon. The rear-wheel drive wagon will be available in Europe with Jaguar’s 2.2L four-cylinder, turbo-diesel powerplant and a pair of 3.0L twin-turbo, six-cylinder engine variants with either 237-hp or 271-hp. All engine choices will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

After seeing the XF Sportbrake on the show floor at Geneva, we’re saddened by the fact that it won’t make its way to America. But hopefully this could help persuade the market to be more acceptable toward wagon models in the future.

See the rest of our 2012 Geneva Motor Show coverage here.

GALLERY: Jaguar XF Sportbrake

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GALLERY: Jaguar XF Sportbrake

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  • Bassmint Stile

    That news made me sad. I love wagons, and that is one hot wagon.

  • Roadkill138

    Saw this wagon today. Live near port where the cars come off the big boats So the wagon had arrived!!