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Jaguar XF Sportbrake arrives from $90,400 BOCs
November debut for four-variant wagon version of Jaguar XF large car
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3 Aug 2017
JAGUAR’S first XF Sportbrake wagon in Australia will be launched on November 1 with pricing starting from $90,400 plus on-roads for the entry-level R-Sport 20d, $1600 more than its sedan equivalent.
The range also gets a petrol R-Sport 25t wagon at $91,400 – also $1600 above the sedan – plus an S 30d turbo-diesel V6 for $123,450, a rise of $2750 over the four-door car.
For the first 12 months of production, the XF wagon range will be topped by a limited-edition of the XF S 30d, dubbed the First Edition, at $137,300.
The XF Sportbrake will be available with a choice of three powertrains – a 132kW/430Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder for the 20d, a 184kW/365Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder in the 25t, and a range-topping 221kW/700Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel for the 30d and First Edition.
All variants send power to the rear wheels via an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.
The Sportbrake misses out on the supercharged petrol V6 from the sedan, while Prestige and Portfolio trim levels are also absent.
As the first Jaguar station wagon to be sold in Australia, the Sportbrake will go up against the likes of the BMW 5 Series Touring, Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain and Audi A6 Allroad in the large luxury wagon segment, with its $90,400 entry point undercutting all of these rivals.
The wagon provides an extra 60 litres of luggage space – 565L the rear seats upright – despite being only 1mm longer than the sedan.
Folding the 40:20:40 rear seats flat increases space to 1700L, with four tie-down points and mounted rails in the boot floor allowing for a range of load restraint fixings.
Tailgate opening can be programmed to certain heights to avoid collisions with low garage ceilings, while the foot-operated opening mechanism provides hands-free opening.
Towing capacity is rated between 1900kg and 2000kg depending on engine specification, while combined fuel economy is a claimed 4.8 litres per 100km for the 20d, 7.1L/100km for the 25t and 5.9L/100km for the 30d.
Inside, the Sportbrake gets a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 20-way adjustable heated seats, four-zone climate control with cabin air purification, and a 1.6-square metre panoramic sunroof with gesture-controlled sunblind operation.
Driver assistance systems include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitor, reverse traffic detection and park assist.
The XF Sportbrake uses an all-aluminium architecture with near 50:50 weight balance, with optional adaptive damping and configurable dynamics package.
Jaguar has sold 137 examples of the XF sedan so far this year, down 51.1 per cent on the 280 it managed to the same point in 2016 – the year the all-new model was launched.
It trails segment leaders such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class with 1257 sales, the BMW 5 Series (903) and Audi A6 (226).
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