The leaked photographs appear to be scanned from a brochure. They show the XF Sportbrake has a sleek window line and a boot-lip spoiler and has been given the same disguised C-pillar treatment as the Jaguar XJ. The rear light arrangement is carried over from the saloon. From the B-pillars forward, the Sportbrake appears identical to the saloon model.
The load-lugging XF will provide Jaguar with a much-needed rival to the Audi A6 Avant and BMW 5-series Touring. The elegant estate retains the sleek profile of the XF saloon and is expected to offer comparable luggage capacity as both the Audi and BMW. However, by retaining the saloon’s approximate wheelbase and not increasing the rear overhang, the Mercedes E-class estate will continue to lead the class.
An interior shot shows the rear seats will fold flat, and there appears to be an additional storage compartment beneath the floor. A ski hatch will also be available.
No announcement has been made on the engine line-up, although the 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel is likely to account for the majority of sales. A pair of 3.0-litre V6 diesels are likely to be offered alongside the naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 petrol.