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Jaguar XF Sportbrake... breaks cover

Marking a decade of XF production, Jaguar has revealed its latest estate variant – the Sportbrake.

Featuring Sports car dynamics, and ‘sports car looks’, says Jaguar, the new car also has 565 litres of boot space which expands to 1,700 litres with the split folding rear seats lowered.

Retaining the curves of the saloon at the front the XF Sportbrake embodies Jaguar’s key design DNA and incorporates an ‘eye-catching roofline’, which Jaguar says sets it apart from the competition. Its sleek silhouette projects a 'dynamic and purposeful' profile that transforms the amount of space available inside.

“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.” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar.

Featuring all-wheel drive with ‘All-Surface Progress Control’ to keep you safe whatever the weather, the estate also features a 1.6m-squared panoramic roof that floods the interior with light. On the inside a Gesture Control lets you operate the panoramic sun blind (or open the boot when outside), and all occupants are treated to clean air thanks to a Air Ionisation system. Rear occupants benefit from enhanced knee room and improved headroom.

The XF Sportbrake offers two advanced infotainment systems. Touch is fitted as standard and equips the Sportbrake with an eight-inch central touchscreen display featuring fast and simple controls of all the vehicle’s major functions. Touch Pro premium infotainment is an in-house development with a large 10-inch touchscreen and Jaguar’s optional Dual View technology, the driver can view essential vehicle information on the central screen, while the front seat passenger simultaneously accesses multimedia content using the same screen.

The estate car also features a two-tonne towing capacity that lets you take the trailer, boat, jet ski or horse box. This is aided by a choice four Ingenium petrol and diesel engines. With power output ranging from 163PS to 250PS, and CO2 emissions as low as 118g/km, the range-topping six-cylinder 300PS 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, when paired with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, launches the XF Sportbrake to 62mph in 6.6 seconds.

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is available to order now, priced from £34,910 OTR.