We’d previously told you about the Jaguar X-F Sport brake being teased by the company and now it has finally been unveiled. The car was unveiled by British tennis star Andy Murray and now the Sport brake will appear in European showrooms from the third quarter of 2017. The XF sedan-based Sport brake will predominantly competing the Audi A-6 Avant, BMW 5-Series touring and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate. Now India has the Audi RS6 Avant which is priced at Rs.1.35 crore and if Jaguar plans to bring it here (which we doubt it will) we expect it to be in a similar price band.
The Jaguar XF Sport brake comes with a heavily raked roofline that tapers into a lovely set of tail lamps that take inspiration from the F-Type sports car. There’s a neat horizontal chrome strip that integrates into the reversing lights and that makes it even more special. Up front the Jaguar X-F Sport brake gets styling bits alike to the saloon. The full-length panoramic sunroof makes the cabin airy. According to Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, “As with the XF saloon, every line on the Sport brake serves a clear purpose, creating a fast, sweeping silhouette. This gives the car a sense of a very dynamic appearance and speed. As a result, I think it looks just as sporty as the saloon, if not more so.”
Innovations inside include an intuitive gesture-controlled sunblind for the Sport brake’s super-sized, full-length, panoramic roof, Driver Condition Monitoring to detect signs of tiredness after an active day and a waterproof Activity Key you can wear while playing sport. Jaguar has said that its customers can also specify Cabin Air Ionisation, which purifies air to provide protection against environmental pollution and promote health and wellbeing. Of course it’s better on space and the infotainment system is a familiar one. The boot has been stretched to a generous 565 litres or 1700 litres with the rear seats folded. There’s also a self-levelling rear suspension which ensures an ‘effortless ride’, even when towing loads of 2,000kg. The Sport brake will be offered with the same powertrain options fitted to the XF sedan, and this means a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder, 2.0-litre turbo diesel and 3.0-litre supercharged petrol V6. All the versions will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.