Jaguar Teases XF Sportbrake By Drawing Design Outline On Wimbledon Centre Court

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Jaguar Teases XF Sportbrake By Drawing Design Outline On Wimbledon Centre Court

Get ready for your new estate vehicle hero.

Jaguar is an official partner of the Wimbledon 2017 Championship, and it teased a silhouette of the XF Sportbrake on the world-famous center court grass.

When Jaguar launched the current XF saloon, even those who said it looked too similar to the vehicle it replaced conceded it was handsome, sleek and purposeful - if not the best-looking large executive saloon on the market. And given that's in the summer, perhaps Britain's premier tennis tournament yield our first glimpse of the mk2 Sportbrake. "It will bring new levels of practicality to the range without sacrificing the dynamic design and agile handling our customers expect". This new one will sit on the same platform as the recently refreshed XF - and, therefore, the new XE - using Jaguar's fancy, lighter aluminium base to good effect, likely cutting weight over the last auto.

The brand's range of inline-sixes is expected before the end of the year, so keep an eye out for those, and a potential tie-up with BMW for a V8 flagship.

The XF Sportbrake is the first Jaguar wagon to be offered in the USA since the short-lived X-Type was available from 2005-07. We're looking at you, Mercedes-AMG and Audi RS. That's also when we can expect a full reveal, Jaguar says. The previous model proved to be a stylish family friendly option for those who wanted extra versatility over a saloon without being saddled with an SUV body, and the new one shouldn't stray too far from that.

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