Callum adds: “As with the XF saloon, every line on the Sportbrake serves a clear purpose, creating a fast, sweeping silhouette. This gives the car a sense of speed and a very dynamic appearance.
“As a result, I think it looks just as sporty as the saloon, if not more so.”
The XF is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich Plant alongside the XE, XJ and F-TYPE. Castle Bromwich is now building six model lines, double that of ten years ago when XF was introduced.
Employees who build the new model celebrated by watching the live launch coverage.
- Sports car dynamics and looks plus 1,700-litre load space
- All-wheel drive and All-Surface Progress Control
- Range of clean and efficient Ingenium petrol and diesel engines
- Cabin Air Ionisation gives occupants clean air
- Super-sized panoramic roof floods interior with light
JAGUAR’S dynamic XF Sportbrake estate has been revealed by world tennis number one Andy Murray.
The two-time Wimbledon champion pulled the covers off the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake before placing his precious Wimbledon trophy inside and sending it on a UK-wide tour to inspire the next generation of players.
For the third season Jaguar is the Official Car Partner of The Wimbledon Championships, which runs from Monday 3 July to Sunday 16 July, and to celebrate the relationship the premium estate was revealed on a replica Centre Court.
Jaguar will supply 170 vehicles from its award-winning range, including the XE, XF, XJ and F-Pace.
The XF Sportbrake joins Jaguar’s award-winning XF saloon in its tenth year of production. The XF was launched in 2007 and has now claimed almost 200 global awards.
The saloon’s new Sportbrake sibling delivers equally impressive performance, design and technology, with greater practicality and space.
With sports car-derived handling, a practical 565-litre load space extending to 1,700 litres and advanced convenience and safety features, the XF Sportbrake has the best of Jaguar design and technology. It also delivers impressive aerodynamic efficiency of Cd 0.29.
Ian Callum, Jaguar director of design, said: “The iconic Jaguar posters of the 1950s promised customers grace, pace and space.
“The XF Sportbrake re-imagines this offer for 21st-century active families, with stunning looks, sports car performance and a load space fit for active lifestyles.”
Innovations include an intuitive gesture-controlled sun blind for the Sportbrake’s super-sized, full-length, panoramic roof, Driver Condition Monitoring to detect signs of tiredness after an active day and a waterproof Activity Key you can wear while playing sport.
Customers can also specify Cabin Air Ionisation, which purifies air to provide protection against environmental pollution and promote health and wellbeing.
Self-levelling rear suspension ensures an effortless ride, even when towing loads of 2,000kg.
The XF Sportbrake is available with Jaguar’s advanced range of clean and efficient four-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines with CO2 emissions as low as 118g/km.
A choice of potent six-cylinder engines includes the characterful 380PS 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol or the 300PS TDV6, which accelerates from 0-60mph in 6.1seconds.