Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2018 Road Test, Redesign, Engine Specs
The Jaguar XF station wagon, the Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2018, will be presented in the summer and debut soon after on the market
It’s time to get out of the closet for Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2018. The XF station wagon will arrive on the market in summer and will to the XF Tre volumes, from which it resumes the data sheet. Starting from the aluminium platform to continue with the modular Ingenesum engines, four and six cylinders. The size of the new Jaguar XF 2017 awaits just below 5 meters long, 4 meters and 95 the sedan, on a wheelbase of 296 centimeters. The differences will be focused on the rear volume, as anticipated by the first unveiled image taken from above, which in addition to signaling a large panoramic roof traces the contours of an elongated roof line.
Already from the spy photos of the Jaguar XF station wagon 2017 the different stylistic solutions were perceived from the first generation, starting from the frame of the windows, completed by a rear riser “thicker” and detached from the rear window. The flank should propose a more dynamic trend in comparison with the very soft and abundant lines of the previous XF Sportbrake.
It is realized by following the line drawn by the front optical groups until it fades under the upright D, in the top view. The window itself, then, seems to propose more a similar-shooting brake solution than a classic, very vertical volume.
Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2018 Reveal
Not even many months ago it was thought that the English House would no longer produce a family, also because this orientation had been announced by the management.
However, just before the Paris Motor Show, a resounding U-turn with handbrake was seen. It was the same director of sales Andy Goss to announce the next introduction on the market of a new station equipped with the Jaguar’s roaring brand.
Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2018 Test Drive
The close kinship with the XF sedan is evident, despite the camouflage. In front of the optical groups and the large lateral air vents betray blatantly belonging to that family. On profile and tail there is little to say, it is necessary to wait for the fall of the veils; On the other hand the forms are obligated.
The new generation of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2018 will follow the evolution of the sister sedan not only under the appearance of design but also in the engines. As for the four-cylinder fractionation, we should therefore see, for example, the abandonment of the Cuban 2.2 which characterizes the current version, in favor of the new 2.0 configuration, both gasoline and diesel.
To find a motorization more suited to the Jaguar tradition we should orient us on the V6 3.0 supercharged by a volumetric compressor (the one that in English is called supercharging), capable of about 380 horsepower. It is not to be excluded even, for the markets less massacred fiscally, the top version with V8 5.0 from 550 horsepower.