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 |  Dec 31 2012, 9:45 AM

The gorgeous Jaguar XF Sportbrake could be seeing an upgrade in the form of a better engine, sportier suspension and other performance add-ons.

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 |  Nov 06 2012, 10:31 AM

The all-new Jaguar XF Sportbrake is one fancy wagon that debuted earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, and what better way to complement your newest wagon than with a speedboat concept?

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 |  Mar 06 2012, 3:45 PM


Jaguar has just unveiled their XF Sportbrake wagon at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, but Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralph Speth is already speaking about the future of the British automaker.

According to the CEO, the rumors of a new, baby Jaguar will come to an end at the upcoming 2012 New York International Auto Show when a formal announcement will be made. In addition, Speth confirmed that the Jaguar C-X75 project is still on the plate. To debunk some rumors, Speth confirmed that the new coupe will not be called the “XE”, but wouldn’t reveal to Motor Trend what the name will be.

In the same interview, Speth elaborated that the C-X75 is still under development, but since it is a high-end, low-volume vehicle, it won’t be ready anytime soon. The C-X75 is expected to pack an all-new, high-tech drivetrain. The market will also see at least four more new products from Jaguar in the near future in addition to the new coupe and XF Sportbrake. The British automaker hinted at the Geneva Motor Show that they’ll be more variant models similar to the Sportbrake than actual all-new vehicles.

Lastly, Jaguar elaborated on its engine development hoping to build a new, dedicated factory just for small powerplants. Both Jaguar and Land Rover hope to bring engine production in-house rather than having to purchase engines from other automakers such as Ford. It appears that the British automakers are working on their own four- and six-cylinder engines in both gas and diesel versions. And of course, like all other automakers are right now, Jaguar will tap into hybrid powertrains, it’s just unsure how big of a role hybrids will play in Jaguar’s lineup.

GALLERY: Jaguar XF Sportbrake


[Source: Motor Trend]

 |  Mar 06 2012, 8:30 AM


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


GALLERY: Jaguar XF Sportbrake



 |  Feb 27 2012, 8:15 AM


What appears to be a couple of scanned images of the upcoming 2013 Jaguar XF Sportbrake have found their way online. Set to debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the XF Sportbrake will be the British luxury carmaker’s answer to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon, the BMW 5-Series Wagon, and the Audi A6 Avant.

Even though the XF Sportbrake will probably never make it to America, Europeans will be able to enjoy a full engine lineup from Jaguar, including their ultra-efficient 2.2L diesel engine, all the way up to their 5.0L V8. Given how the images look, it’s safe to believe these were scanned out of a print catalog, and could have been leaked on purpose to garner more interest ahead the vehicles official debut.

This is also not the first time photos of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake have leaked online. Last year, photos were strategically released to show off the car’s front- to mid-section, and it appears that this time around Jaguar has no problems showing off its rear-end. Put the two leaks together and well, we’ve got ourselves a full car… give or take.

GALLERY: 2013 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Leaked Photos


[Source: Joke For Blog via WorldCarFans]