It was confirmed over the summer that Jaguar was working on an XF wagon, and now the spy photogs at KGP have caught it testing. We've been told it's called the XF Sportbrake, and it's hard to pin down the exact lines in back with those bulging light units, but it should make itself right at home in the handsome XF line.

This car will begin the expansion of Jaguar's lower-end offerings as it tries to win over the buyers that have been lining up for Audi and Mercedes wagons. The last time Jaguar had an entry level load-lugger, the unlamented X-Type Estate. The XF Sportbrake, even with the swirlies and disguised taillights, already looks promising, and we know from experience that the 2012 XF sedan is a terrific driver.

Don't get too excited about it, though, because it's not heading Stateside. Jaguar's U.S. VP of communications released this statement:

Today in the news from the UK, Jaguar Cars confirmed the ongoing development and testing of a new Jaguar XF derivative, the Jaguar XF Sportbrake (a sport wagon). No vehicle information is being released at this time. Please be aware, the Jaguar XF Sportbrake is not scheduled to come to North America due to significant design changes that would be required to meet U.S. federal regulations.

So there. You can admire it from afar in the attached photo gallery, at least.


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      Rotation
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a little bulbous. Also, I'm really tired of companies trying to rebrand wagons. It's a wagon, call it one.
      WillieD
      • 3 Years Ago
      Props to Jag for doing this, but it looks a little too much like a Panamera transformation.
      tkosoccer03
      • 3 Years Ago
      love it! glad to see wagons making a comeback. they're really good looking cars when done properly, and the utility the provide over a sedan is just fantastic.
        Thunder938
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tkosoccer03
        I agree, from a CTS wagon owner
        over9000
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tkosoccer03
        yeah and it won't sell in the USA
        Rotation
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tkosoccer03
        I wish they were making a comeback, but sadly they aren't. The CTS wagon will be gone when the model rolls in 2 years. And the 5 wagon is gone in the US, maybe in Europe soon too. Crossovers are killing wagons. Very sad.
          bretaa
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Rotation
          He doesn't have to work for GM... It's been widely reported that with the arrival of the upcoming ATS, the CTS will have fewer variants. The ATS was reported to be likely to spawn couple, convertible, and wagon versions, but in late September there were news items claiming that the ATS vert and wagon developments were stopped because the number of projected buyers was too few... Sad...
      dee8817
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love this car's design. Both in sedan and this wagon form. There's something about wagons that I really like. They always look better than the sedan counterpart in my opinion. Like the M5 wagon and Mercedes E-class AMG. I love those wagons. I hope wagons are making a comeback :)
        Susan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dee8817
        Sadly, regular wagons are likely not making a comeback yet in the USA. But of course, stupid-looking bulbous things like the Venza and the BMW X6 are really wagons, but they have been puffed up for styling reasons and have lost much of their utility. Remember how a Volvo 145 could carry entire couches or dorm room contents, yet was considered a compact car in the 1970s?
      • 3 Years Ago
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      ryanandrewmartin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Rear overhang seems pretty large. I'll hold my opinion until after they remove the camo.
      Andrew L
      • 3 Years Ago
      As the owner of an LS this makes me sad... If only they made an LS Wagon :stools:
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      fulredy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Look like it is going to be pretty ugly, which seems to be the norm for Jaguar these days.
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      Vergenbuurg
      • 3 Years Ago
      *sees the way the taillights are temporarily installed* My eyes! Ze goggles do nothing!
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