Maybe Jaguar Won't Kill Off Its Wagons After All
Don’t organize a funeral for Jaguar’s wagon models just yet.
Recently, the British automaker’s design chief, Ian Callum, made a statement about how the wagon market is shrinking and that “it’s a very difficult market to justify.” That statement led people to believe that Callum was saying that Jaguar plans on killing off its existing wagon models, but Callum has clarified his statement with a tweet. What Callum meant to say was that Jaguar has no plans of developing an XE Sportbrake model and that it doesn’t necessarily mean the XF Sportbrake won’t live on.
Although he did clarify what he meant to say concerning the existence of a Jaguar XE Sportbrake, one thing still stands true: the wagon market is dying and there’s a strong possibility Jaguar will eventually leave it. For now, there’s still hope that the XF Sportbrake will continue on but don’t expect to see any wagon or Sportbrake variants of future new models.
I have been mis-quoted in @Automotive_News regarding the future of Sportbrake. I said there would be no XE Sportbrake. Nothing more!
— Ian Callum (@IanCallum) April 26, 2016
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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