Jaguar has released a teaser of the XF Sportbrake ahead of its unveiling on 14 June. An estate version of the XF saloon, the XF Sportbrake has been previewed covered in a tennis-ball pattern vinyl wrap, given Jaguar’s association with Wimbledon Championships 2017.
Being based on the Jaguar XF, the XF Sportbrake adopts its front fascia and the profile until the B-pillar of the sedan. The trademark J-Blade LED daytime running lights, honeycomb grille and the long bonnet give it an elegant look. It is only the rear section which sets the Sportbrake apart from the sedan. Past the B-pillar, the roofline has been extended with the boot lid spoiler giving it sporty undertones. It should also offer better practicality than the sedan, with extra headroom for the passengers and extra boot space.
The powertrain options are expected to be similar to the XF, with the base variants getting four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, and supercharged V6 in the top-spec variants. We also expect a four-wheel-drive variant to be on offer. However there is no news about performance-focussed XFR-S or XF SVR trims.
The Jaguar XF Sportbrake will be the third body style of the XF, with the regular sedan and long wheelbase version already on sale. The XF Sportbrake will compete against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate and the BMW 5 Series Touring.