Jaguar Shows More Versatile but Equally Stylish XF Sportbrake in Geneva

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If you live in Europe and are interested in an executive station wagon, you will soon be able to add one more vehicle to your shopping list as Jaguar is attempting to draw customers away from the Audi A6 Avant, BMW 5-Series Touring and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate with its new XF Sportbrake.

Jaguar's second ever estate model is based on the XF sedan riding on the same wheelbase but it adds 48mm of rear headroom for the rear passengers while there's also 550-liter of boot space with the seats up and 1,675 liters when they're lying flat.

Critically for a vehicle in this segment, the XF Sportbrake looks the part, building on the stylish lines of the sedan model. Everything from the B-pillars and back is new with Jaguar's designers borrowing the XJ saloon's gloss black treatment for the C-pillar.

"Creating the Sportbrake was a great opportunity for us to extend the XF's design aesthetic," said Wayne Burgess, Studio Director, Jaguar Design. "The flow and connection of lines that lead the eye around the car result in an entirely practical estate car consistent with Jaguar's reputation for drama and elegance."

For now at least, the XF Sportbrake is powered exclusively by Jaguar's range of four-cylinder and V6 diesel engines, the most potent of which is the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with 275PS (271bhp).