Jaguar has unveiled the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake, blending the practicality of an estate car with the sleek design and performance Jaguar is known for.
Contrary to the often negative connotations associated with estate cars, the XF Sportbrake proves itself as a stylish, versatile vehicle perfect for those who need space without sacrificing style.
The XF Sportbrake stands out for its elegant design, featuring sleek lines and a spacious interior. It challenges the stereotype of estate cars by offering a luxurious driving experience, akin to its saloon counterpart, the Jaguar XF. The vehicle measures 4,955mm in length, slightly shorter than its predecessor, but benefits from a longer wheelbase of 2,960mm, enhancing legroom and cargo space.
I had the unique opportunity to test drive the XF Sportbrake in the Cotswolds, complemented by a tennis session with Tim Henman, Jaguar’s brand ambassador. This experience highlighted not only the car’s impressive performance but also its cultural significance, blending British heritage with modern automotive engineering.
The XF Sportbrake’s appeal is further broadened by its range, including models such as the Pure, Prestige, Portfolio, R-Sport, and S, each offering various features and engine options. Whether it’s the powerful 380PS 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine or the efficient 300PS 3.0-litre V6 diesel, there’s a Sportbrake to suit different preferences and needs.
During my time with the car, I was accompanied by influencers from various fields, each eager to experience the Sportbrake’s capabilities. I let them all set off while I connected my Bluetooth and played a DJ Black Coffee mix to test the speakers. The super-fast 10.2-inch Touch Pro infotainment system acts as the driver’s on-board digital butler – with live traffic updates, connecting phone calls, or playing TV. Once I had connected and taken all my photos, I set off on the pre-installed Sat Nav route set for us. The trip was not just about testing a car but exploring its role in today’s lifestyle, where versatility, performance, and design converge.
The XF Sportbrake redefines the estate car category by offering a unique combination of performance, luxury, and practicality. Its introduction to the market signifies Jaguar’s commitment to innovation and excellence, providing a compelling option for those in search of an estate car that refuses to compromise on performance or style.
The full XF Sport Brake range comprises:
- XF Sportbrake Pure
- XF Sportbrake Prestige
- XF Sportbrake Portfolio
- XF Sportbrake R-Sport
- XF Sportbrake S
With prices starting from £36,605. Pretty impressive right?
For more details on the Jaguar XF Sportbrake, including technical specifications and pricing, visit jaguar.co.uk