The estate's shape was drawn on a large scale at Wimbledon.
We don’t need a crystal ball to figure out what the new XF Sportbrake is going to look like, but nevertheless it’s nice that Jaguar has decided to drop a teaser of its upcoming estate. The saloon is already a nice car to begin with, so its long-roof counterpart showing here a massive new panoramic glass top should prove to be even more appealing for many people, us included. And since the company has made it clear an XE Sportbrake won’t happen, this will be the only wagon in Jag’s lineup.
Set to go up against the Audi A6 Avant, BMW 5 Series Touring, and Mercedes E-Class Estate, the new XF Sportbrake will mirror the engine lineup of its saloon sibling. As one would expect from an estate, the ace up its sleeve will be a much bigger boot; chief designer Ian Callum is promising big practicality improvements here. Headroom for passengers sitting in the back might improve a little bit as a result of the modified roofline.
The more family-friendly XF will likely swallow more cargo than its predecessor, which was able to carry 550 litres with the rear seats in place and 1,675 litres after folding them down.
Jaguar says it will have the XF Sportbrake on sale in Europe this summer, so a full reveal is expected to take place in the coming weeks.
Indeed, the image below is showing the side profile of the car on a large scale at the All England Lawn Tennis Club as way to point out Jaguar is The Official Car of The Championships, Wimbledon. Could Jaguar thus decide to launch it there in early July?