Ahead of its debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show, Jaguar has released these pictures and are keen to point out the estate version is only 5mm shorter and 70kg heavier than its saloon sibling.
The British marque says every panel on the XF Sportbrake, from the B-pillar rearwards, is new, and features a design trend first seen on the XJ – the C-pillar finished in gloss black.
The load space measures 550-litres with the rear seats up; and 1,675-litres with the seats down. And self-levelling air suspension is fitted to make the XF Sportbrake capable of towing.
Powering the XF Sportbrake will be a range of diesel engines in 2.2-litre four cylinder and 3.0-litre six-cylinder form, each directing drive through the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Prices and specifications will be announced nearer the time of launch which is expected to take place in quarter three, 2012.