Nowadays, crossovers are all the buzz in US, but not everyone prefers the ride height and dynamic tradeoffs that are offered with that body style. For these consumers, the wagon is a top choice. And those who are in search for the perfect midsize wagon can have more than one option to choose from this winter. Geared to go head to head with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon and Volvo V90, the 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake will now enter the wagon game with a base price in the low- $70,000 range.
Jaguar has unveiled the new wagon variant of its second-gen XF named the Sportbrake. Taking the covers off the wagon at the Castle Bromwich factory where the vehicle is set to be produced, Jaguar designers and engineers claimed that they are confident that they have created a class-leading wagon. But Jaguar doesn't need to convince the German consumers of the Sportsbrake's capability as the previous generation variant of the vehicle had outsold the sedan model 60 percent to 40 percent there, but this doesn't automatically mean that the admiration for the wagon will also be the same in other countries. Still, the Jaguar Sportbrake will be sold in the coming months in China and US.
The XF Sportbrake is also offered with a premium air suspension that helps carry huge loads. A cool option also awaits the Sportbrake in the form of a creative panoramic glass roof that will provide the passengers an unobstructed view of the sky. The German marque revealed that it wanted to make the glass roof bigger, but due to the 63-inch (1.6m) length limitation of the oven capacity of the company that supplies the panes, Jaguar was unable to fit a larger glass roof.
Moreover, Jaguar also headed the game in switching aluminium constructions with its releases. The Sportbrake utilized all that know-how and a bit of magnesium was also included in the mix. Due to usage of aluminium, fuel consumption and CO2 emission were significantly reduced. Furthermore, the new XF sedan shaved off 437 lbs (198 kg) of its weight compared to its previous model. The new Sportbrake weighs around 3,659 lbs (1,660 kg).