Jaguar returns to the streets with the all-new XF Sportbrake. Challenging the likes of BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate, Audi A6 Avant and the Volvo V90, among many others, the brand's latest model is based on the second-generation saloon and was presented at the brand's Castle Bromwich plant, in the UK, where it will hit the assembly lines soon.
Jaguar states that the new XF Sportbrake delivers a near 50:50 front-to-rear weight distribution, features a standard air suspension to help carry heavier loads, and can also be specified with all-wheel drive and the brand's Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) which eliminates understeer and makes the car's steering agiler.
The new Jaguar XF Sportbrake is similar to the saloon at the front end, whereas the other end adopts a set of LED lights that resemble those used on the F-Type. A raked rear window line makes the vehicle appear sportier.
Other features worth mentioning inside the cabin, includes the brand's infotainment system with a 10-inch touchscreen display, smartphone integration, Meridian premium sound system, remote engine starting, a Wi-Fi hotspot, proactive vehicle monitoring, and an Activity Key that can be worn on the driver's wrist and removes the need for a conventional key.
Jaguar opened the order books already for the car, which starts from £34,910 (equal to $44,335) in the United Kingdom for the 2.0d 163PS manual Prestige trim, which makes it £2,420 ($3,073) more expensive than the XF saloon, and almost £3,500 ($4,445) more affordable than the BMW 5-Series Touring.
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