• Oct 2, 2009
As if the X-Type experiment didn't go poorly enough, the Leaper may be heading back to the wagon trough, with four-cylinder engines, no less. Yet it's not as lame as it sounds. According to Autocar, the idea of an XF wagon is on the plate for when the model gets its refresh in 2012. Jaguar wants to beat back its Audi and BMW estate car rivals, and were it to have a five-door XF, the car's sales would stand a good chance of being on top, instead of in third place in UK sales.

The four-cylinder talk centers around a diesel engine that is rumored to be a revised 2.2-liter borrowed from Ford by way of Land Rover. While the XF's current V8 has taken some flak for being an underachiever, it at least provides a delightful soundtrack. The bray of a four, even a diesel, may be acceptable to UK buyers who already snap up such powertrains in competitors wagons, but we'd want our family-style XF to kick it with big V8 brawn. Here's hoping we get the chance.

[Source: Autocar]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice smarmy article. Yes, the X-Type Wagon did not sell well in the US. But those who have them (me included) love them. My JagWag is reliable, handsome, utilitarian and I don't see myself at every intersection.

      And to you silly Americans ( I am one too ), wagons are popular everywhere but the US. So, keep buying Tahoes and Yukons. You never know when the road will turn to yogurt.
        • 5 Years Ago
        hey, more power to ya, but the Mondeo based X-Type wagon didn't do well here for a variety of reasons
      • 5 Years Ago
      "While the XF's current V8 has taken some flak for being an underachiever, it at least provides a delightful soundtrack."

      WTF?
      Do they realize the the "current" V8 has 385 HP and is equal to or better than almost every other normally aspirated V8 on the market? And the supercharged V8 has NO PEER?

      • 5 Years Ago
      "Tata build cars with soul, not with luggage space."


      Tata doesn't build the car. Jaguar does. Tata is merely the parent company which owns Jaguar's issued shares.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "The four-cylinder talk centers around a diesel engine that is rumored to be a revised 2.2-liter borrowed from Ford by way of Land Rover."

      That diesel is borrowed from PSA.
        • 5 Years Ago
        PSA have some very good diesels that could easily match or better the German engines for refinement. That Jaguar / PSA 3.0 V6 springs to mind.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd love to see an XF wagon, but please keep the 4-cylinder engines in the UK (for the XF).
      How about an XFR Estate?