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Jaguar XF Sportbrake revealed before Geneva motor show

Wed, 29 Feb 2012

Jaguar revealed the details and some official images of the XF Sportbrake on Wednesday, a week before it makes its world debut at the Geneva motor show. Until now, we've only seen spy shots and heard rumors around the Web. Unfortunately, the stately Jag wagon isn't coming to the United States.

According to Jaguar, the Sportbrake can carry 59 cubic feet of stuff in the rear, including extra-long cargo with the integrated ski hatch. The tailgate has a soft-close function as standard, and a fully powered lid can be ordered.

The wagon features Jaguar's Adaptive Dynamic System, which continuously monitors the suspension and can adjust rates accordingly. It also allows for self-leveling when carrying cargo.

Engine choices include a 2.2-liter diesel engine with stop/start technology and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, tuned to 271 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. Power is channeled to the rear with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Sportbrake benefits from the redesign Jaguar did on the XF for 2012. It has the new lightblade headlight technology, an upright grille and LED running lights arranged in Jaguar's signature J pattern.

Inside, the wagon has a centrally mounted touch screen with navigation and radio functions and soft phosphor blue illumination throughout. Jaguar says the wagon seats five adults comfortably, with an additional amount of headroom.

Pricing hasn't been announced but we expect more information on March 6 after its reveal at the Geneva motor show.

By Jake Lingeman