Truly hot wagons are a rarity. So when reports started circulating that the Jaguar XF Sportbrake wasn’t long for this world, enthusiasts got worried.
But fortunately, Jaguar brass has since clarified that there are no plans to render this pretty Kitty extinct, and even told our friends at Autoblog that it’s making up a healthy 20 percent of the model’s sales. Not bad, for what’s a relatively niche product.
Our own Omar Rana got a chance to test a Jaguar XF Sportbrake S last year, and he came away impressed:
Overall, Jaguar should be commended for making not just distinguished looking wagon, but a very stylish vehicle overall. While the front end of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake is very similar to that of the XF Sedan, the story completely transforms when you view it from other angles. Some of our favorite design highlights include the sloping roofline, rear taillights that look super crisp at night, the rear spoiler that hangs over the roof on the back, and the giant panoramic sunroof that allows in a ton of sunlight to give the cabin a more spacious ambiance. While the Jaguar XF Sportbrake may look longer than its sedan sibling, at 195 inches, it’s actually the same length.
Of course, that should come as no surprise, as we’ve been smitten with all the kittens we’ve gotten to test of late.
Even our resident hot shoe Mike Musto, who loves a long, smokey burnout as much as the next gearhead, enjoyed his week with the new I-Pace, the first all-electric vehicle in Jaguar’s history. It’s the vanguard of a full line of green vehicles the company plans to release over the next few years, and promises great things for both drivers and the environment.
So the moral of the story? Consider Mark Twain, and don’t believe everything you read. And if you’re interested in scoring a beautiful, high-performance wagon, head over and see your local AutoNation-affiliated Jaguar dealer today!
As beautiful as it is in pictures, it’s even more stunning in person!