► Jaguar XF Sportbrake Mk2 spied
► Expect to see the XF estate in 2017
► Scoop photos from the ’Ring
Weeks after official confirmation of its existence at the 2016 Paris motor show, today we can bring you the latest spy photos of the new 2017 Jaguar XF Sportbrake estate.
Our photographers caught the new Jag wagon during high-speed testing at the Nuburgring circuit in Germany, ahead of a likely debut in spring 2017.
Parent company JLR has a test facility at the Nordschleife and routinely tests its new products there.
What do we know about the new 2017 Jag XF Sportbrake?
CAR magazine’s new spy pictures confirm the XF estate will follow the blueprint set by 2012's Mk1. Jaguar global sales director Andy Goss said: ‘The new XF Sportbrake is just as handsome and just as practical as the previous one.’
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The prototype exhibits a long, tapering rear end, suggesting that Ian Callum's design team have prioritised Jag elegance over outright practicality – which is very much as expected.
Who'll buy the XF Sportbrake though? With the F-Pace crossover now selling strongly, Jag's betting on a rump of buyers who prefer a wagon aesthetic...
Jaguar XF Sportbrake engines and specifications
Engine-wise, expect the new 2017 XF estate to mirror the line-up of the saloon. That means a range of engines like this:
- 161bhp 2.0-litre diesel 4cyl
- 178bhp 2.0-litre diesel 4-cyl
- 296bhp 3.0-litre diesel V6
- 375bhp 3.0-litre petrol V6
Rear- and all-wheel drive will be offered, and additional engines will arrive in time. Trim levels are expected to follow the Prestige, R-Sport, luxurious Portfolio and sporty S spec levels set by the existing range.
Will there be a hotshot R model? You bet. Expect to see the high-performance XFR Sportbrake in 2018.
Click here to read the official Jaguar confirmation of the XF Sportbrake