Jaguar XF Sportbrake is the Sexiest Wagon on Sale Today
Wagons are not usually stylish or beautiful. Jaguar’s XF is a stunning looking sedan, but the new Sportbrake is our new #BAE.
When Jaguar brought the XF to market, the journalists were drooling over the sedan’s incredible styling. Jaguar’s design language had a completely new face and it was a looker. In comparison to the conservative brands from Germany, the XF was more in line with a 4 door Aston Martin. The design made people pay attention to the regal English brand again. In 2012, the XF got a freshening up and once again was given high praise for raising the design bar. Now for 2018, the brand is set to launch a game changer in the US, the XF Sportbrake.
Why is a XF wagon such a big deal? We believe this is the car that could change the perception of the wagons in America. For some odd reason the US market doesn’t tend to buy wagons. Some say it is from spending to much time locked in the back of the large American station wagons, of the 60s,70s, and 80s; think National Lampoon’s Vacation. The hours spent in road trip hell, in the days before iPads, iPhones, or even Gameboys, left a sour taste in those generation’s minds. Also the success of the minivan and SUV in the markets work against the desire for a traditional wagon. We seem to forget the reason you buy a wagon in the first place.
You want a sedan with extra storage, that drives like a sedan and gets gas mileage like a sedan. We here at JaguarForums believe the XF Sportbrake is the sexy wagon that can finally get America to desire a wagon again. The standard 380 horsepower, 3.0-liter supercharged V6, out of the F-Type, will remind them that wagons offer the performance of a sports sedan. The large cargo space will swallow all the families luggage with ease. Best of all, when the driver is alone they get to enjoy a luxury sport sedan disguised as a family station wagon. We can’t wait to experience the XF Sportbrake when they hit dealers near the end of 2017. Let us know what you think of the Sportbrake in the comments.