Jaguar XF Sportbrake Unveiled Ahead of 2012 Geneva Auto Show

2012 Geneva Auto Show


  • Jaguar XF Sportbrake Picture

    Jaguar XF Sportbrake Picture

    Jaguar provided the first official look at the XF Sportbrake ahead of the 2012 Geneva Auto Show. | February 29, 2012

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2012 Geneva Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • Jaguar released official photos of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake ahead of the car's debut at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show — but tells Edmunds.com that the new wagon is "not federalized for the U.S."
  • At this point, the XF Sportbrake hasn't been engineered to meet U.S. emissions or safety requirements.
  • Technical specifications will be released closer to the European launch date, which is set for the third quarter of 2012.

GENEVA — Jaguar released official photos of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake ahead of the car's debut at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show — but tells Edmunds.com that the new wagon is "not federalized for the U.S."

Stuart Schorr, a Jaguar Land Rover North America spokesman, told Edmunds.com on Wednesday that the Sportbrake is "not federalized for the U.S." in response to an e-mailed query. What that means is the XF Sportbrake hasn't been engineered to meet U.S. emissions or safety requirements at this point.

The XF Sportbrake is a wagon companion to the XF sedan. It is only 0.2 inch longer than the sedan and 154 pounds heavier. Rear-seat passengers get more headroom.

Technical specifications and pricing will be released closer to the European launch date, which is set for the third quarter of 2012. Jaguar said in a statement that the XF Sportbrake will get a range of diesel engines in 2.2-liter four-cylinder and 3.0-liter six-cylinder variants. They will be linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Standard features include remote fold levers mounted in the cargo area to lower the rear seats.

Jaguar said in a statement that "there are extensive changes to the rear suspension," enabling the Sportbrake to "serve as an accomplished tow vehicle."

Edmunds.com says: A Jag that will be able to tow a camper or a boat — but one that is not destined for the U.S. at this early stage.

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