At Paris Motor Show, Jaguar Confirms New XF Sportbrake For 2017

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The Big Cat, Jaguar confirms the production of practical Sportbrake wagon version of its highly acclaimed XF saloon. The news was confirmed by Jaguar's sales operations director Andy Goss who said the XF Sportbrake will arrive next year.

"There are going to be more additions to the Jaguar family in 2017 and I can confirm that one of these will be the new XF Sportbrake.", Goss said.

The new model shares the aluminium architecture with the saloon and like the saloon, the engine lineup also remains the same. A 2.0-litre diesel unit as standard, with 3.0-litre V6 petrol and diesel engines sitting above in the range.

The XF Sportbrake prototypes are already undergoing testing and development in the UK ahead of the launch. Goss also stated about the offer of all-wheel drive and advanced traction technologies across the Jaguar range.

He stated, "We will continue to grow our reputation as all-weather experts with all-wheel drive available on every vehicle and a toolbox of traction technology to give our drivers confidence whatever the conditions."

The Sportbrake wagon looks identical to the saloon, except the rear. It has a boxy rear which should significantly increase the XF's boot space and rear headroom.

When the vehicle hits the road, it'll be up against the likes of BMW 5 Series Touring, Mercedes E-Class Estate and Audi A6.

Meanwhile, Jaguar also showcased its racing credentials as the new I-TYPE 1 racer made its debut at 2016 Paris Motor Show.

Panasonic Jaguar Racing with its first ever all-electric Jaguar racing car will compete in the third FIA Formula E season from next month.

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Story first published: Monday, October 3, 2016, 9:42 [IST]
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