Two years after unveiling the XF sedan, Jaguar will soon be unveiling the XF Sportbrake. To tease its launch coming in the summer of 2017, Jaguar has released two photos to showcase the upcoming XF Sportbrake. The first photo showcases its roof with an extended teardrop-shaped glasshouse to match the new longer roofline.
“With XF Sportbrake we’ve created a silhouette which sweeps towards the rear, almost into the distance, and really gives the car a sense of speed and sportiness. It will bring new levels of practicality to the range without sacrificing the dynamic design and agile handling our customers expect,” said Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design.
Apart from the roofline photo, Jaguar also shows a line drawing of the XF Sportbrake at Wimbledon's center court, giving people a first glimpse at the side profile of the car. The choice of venue to tease the XF Sportbrake is no surprise as Jaguar is an official partner at Wimbledon each year. Given the Sportbrake is expected to launch this summer, perhaps the premiere British tennis tournament would yield the public debut of the car.
Like the previous XF Sportbrake, expect the overall design and lines to remain faithful to that of the standard XF sedan. Along with the design, the Sportbrake will be built on Jaguar's aluminum modular architecture, making it stiffer and lighter than the previous model. No details have been released regarding engine options, but expect it to be the same as the ones available on the XF sedan.