Jaguar create director, Ian Callum, had previously been reported as saying that the firm would certainly not develop yet another estate, however he was keen to place the tape-record straight in an exclusive interview along with Auto Express.
“I was misquoted saying we’d never ever develop yet another wagon,” Callum told us. “I was asked if we’d ever develop an XE wagon – and we won’t.” As soon as asked regarding an XF estate, he added: “That would certainly be a pretty rather car.”
Auto Express understands the brand-new estate has actually currently been signed off and could debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2017, prior to going on sale later that year.
Our exclusive images Prove to exactly how the automobile could look, sporting the very same sleek front end as the brand-new XF, along with its a lot more upright grille. The swept-spine headlamps along with Jag’s J-blade LED light signature additionally feature.
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The rear profile will certainly not be as well various to the outgoing model’s, using a a lot more coupe-enjoy form compared to a traditional estate. We anticipate the spine window to be shallower – as it is on the F-Speed SUV – along with the distinctive twin half-hoop LED lights from the saloon.
Boot room is specified to be slightly up on the saloon’s, at about 600 litres, while along with the rear seats folded, room will certainly be bigger compared to prior to – 1,700 litres is feasible. The usual floor rail fixing system and powered tailgate are expected, too.
Callum additionally told us: “I’m a wagon fan. And there’s a sense of obligation that when you’ve started a range, you have to keep on for your customers and chance to grow along with it.”
The create director went on to confirm that there was interest in the XF Sportbrake from the traditionally estate-averse Chinese market. “I’ve spoken to a lot of Chinese regarding wagons,” he said. “There’s a total feeling that as the market adjustments and families grow, the requirement for a a lot more handy automobile compared to a sedan comes to be a lot more necessary.”
We’d anticipate engines and trims to mirror those in the saloon range, along with entry-degree 161bhp and 178bhp 2.0-litre diesels in Prestige, R-Sport and Portfolio specs. There will certainly additionally be an S automobile along with 297bhp, a 375bhp V6 petrol and an harsh SVR model to rival the Mercedes-AMG and Audi RS estates.
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