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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake officially previewed (video)

After announcing a second XF Sportbrake station wagon is in the works and sightings at the Nurburgring, Jaguar has upped the ante in its lead-up to the new model’s launch with a teaser video and image.

 

The latest picture from the company is an aerial shot, highlighting the car’s panoramic roof and buxom derriere. This follows the announcement of the car’s development at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, accompanied by an image of a camouflaged prototype, a silhouette picture at Wimbledon tennis stadium, and hi-vis coating on some of the test cars in Europe.

As previously reported, the XF Sportbrake will use the same aluminium-intensive chassis as its four-door counterpart, and also borrow its Ingenium turbo four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines as well as V6 TD and supercharged V6. A V8 SVR could happen some time down the line.

Inline sixes are rumoured to be in development at Jaguar headquarters, as well as economical three-cylinder turbo engines for potential hybrid use, so these may show up at some stage in the XF’s product cycle.

The Sportbrake will face off against BMW G30 5 Series Touring, Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate and Audi A6 Avant, and will commence sale in Australia before the end of the year.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.