Appearance 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake test mule announces the arrival station wagon in second generation. Just a year after last redesign in regular XF which brings evolutionary restyling and more luxurious interior. With it’s presented great powertrain petrol and diesel units that will almost certainly keep under the station wagon hood. Competition for Mercedes E-Class Wagon and Volvo V90 is expected to American market what delight all fans of this class which still has enough despite the big rise crossovers.
Presentation reinforcements for midsize segment is likely to be ready for upcoming Geneva auto show in March 2017. Stylish and sporty exterior combined with improved interior space and low running costs should provide profitable vehicle for Jaguar. Addition premium features and big trunk may submit prevail over its competitors but British people must take care to some trims offers an affordable price.
2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Exterior, Spy Shot
Camouflage from bumper to bumper hide important details but still reveal longer roof, rear fascia above bumper and tailgate. The sedan styling-wise is present in station wagon version and expressed in sporty styling. Most attention attracted to the rear where you can spot slender taillights and deep license plate recess identical to regular sedan. Extra cladding on the tailgate probably conceals sexy body which will be refreshment for current wagon class. On front can notice LED headlights, bigger bumper vents and larger central air intake. All in all a lot sportier exterior design then first generation.
2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Interior
Not surprisingly it is a great similarity with sedan version except much more space for rear passengers in station wagon. New 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake offer 21.2 cubic feet (600 liters) and 60 cubic feet (1,700 liters) with folded rear seats. The second generation compared to the first should include power tailgate and floor rail fixing system, but also improved infotainment system. There expect to see 8 inches touchscreen with InControl Touch infotainmentt system with some new gadgets. Optional could be offered larger 10.2 inches touchscreen. Customers will get 12.3 inches TFT instrument cluster and 825-watt digital surround sound system with 17 speakers. All this is at a level that offer major competitors but rear seat space will be best in class.
2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Petrol and Diesel Engine
As there is no official information is logical to expect the same engine used in the sedan version. This means range of 2.0 L Inline-4 and 3.0 L V-6 engine in petrol and diesel options. Via six speed manual and eight speed automatic transmission power is forced to wheels with optional all wheel drive for almost all trim models. Main petrol engine is turbocharged 2.0 L with 238 horses and 251 lb-ft of torque. Next in petrol line is supercharged 3.0 L with 335 horses and 332 lb-ft of torque. Same engine is available with stronger output of 376 horses. Turbo-four accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) for 7 second, while supercharged V-6 for 5.4 seconds and 5.3 (stronger 376 horses).
Diesel line start with 2.0 L Inline-4 with 161 horses and 280 lb-ft of torque which provide acceleration for 8.7 seconds. Same engine is available with stronger output of 177 horses and 317 lb-ft of torque and acceleration for 8.1 seconds. Most stronger is turbocharged 3.0 L V-6 with 296 horses and 516 lb-ft of torque and acceleration for 6.2 seconds.
2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Release Date, Price
The 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake station wagon into second generation is great news although not yet confirmed for the US market. But we can delight wagon enthusiasts that this is almost certainly to the end 2017. Promotion will still be in Europe and probably 2017 Geneva auto show in March. The cost can be based on the regular XF which start from $47,450 (diesel) and $50,490 (petrol) this you need to add some number to get wagon price. Recall range-topping XF S starts from $62,700 so it will be interesting to see how much Jaguar will increase the price for station wagon version.