• Dec 2, 2011
It likely comes as no shock to hear we're all sorts of excited about the prospect of a Jaguar XF Sportbrake. Even though we know the model may never show up on our shores, we're happier in a world in which a machine like this exists. Ivan Martinovic has been so kind as to render what the longroof XF may look like once Jaguar strips off all the swirls. Is it faithful to the final product? Your guess is as good as ours, but we're hoping the production version has a bit more elegance to its rear when it drops.

As we've already heard, the XF Sportbrake is an attempt for Jaguar to snap up buyers who would otherwise spend their hard-earned cash at their local BMW or Audi dealership. Jaguar has made it clear that its new wagon won't be coming to the U.S. due to a tangle of federal regulations. That means we won't get to cram the family in this luxury hauler any time soon. More importantly, it means the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon and the inevitable – we hope – Jaguar XFR Sportbrake will simply have to glare at one another from the across the pond. Head over to PS Garage for a closer look.


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      JasonERF
      • 3 Years Ago
      Beauty! I know companies have been dabbling in nice wagons/estate models for years but with the sexy CTS Wagon and now this, perhaps people are finally realizing that wagons are cooler than SUVs. I got my folks to buy a CTS wagon and they love it. All of their friends (baby boomer retired set) have SUVs and were in a state of wow when they saw the wagon. The mainstream is still pounded with the advertising message that SUVs are the way to go and it's just b.s.
        dreadcthulhu01
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JasonERF
        Whenever I see someone with a CTS wagon, I think they are poseurs who are too poor to buy an Escalade/SRX AND a CTS sedan/coupe. Wagons are only useful if you can only afford one car.
          Shiftright
          • 3 Years Ago
          @dreadcthulhu01
          Idiotic comment award of the day!
          BG
          • 3 Years Ago
          @dreadcthulhu01
          Wow, this is a really dumb comment. Look around McMansion suburbia; who are the poseurs? Who bought millions of pseudo-rugged SUVs to go to Cosco and commute to the office? Even ponder if a wagon with better fuel economy, decent handling, and a lower resource footprint might have served 99 percent of their needs?
          stclair5211
          • 3 Years Ago
          @dreadcthulhu01
          What? I see a BMW wagon and I think smartest guy out there. Not stupid enough to buy a SUV. Haven't ever seen a CTS wagon. GM owners are too stupid. They buy the SRX.
          dreadcthulhu01
          • 3 Years Ago
          @dreadcthulhu01
          To Ryanandrewmartin - to buy and SRX and a CTS sedan, you need at least $71,100. That is a $32k more than just buying a wagon. So people buying the wagon must be too poor to get the vehicle that is better at hauling stuff, and the vehicle that is more fun to drive. They had to compromise. And luxury cars shouldn't be about compromising. So they are poseurs.
      Andrew L
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would legitimately trade my 04 Lincoln LS in for this if it were sold here. I can't tell you how many times I wish I had more room in my trunk to move something large and I hate putting stuff in the back seat in fears is ruining the leather. Why must you tease us Jaguar! I love having RWD and I don't want a crossover! I'm not a soccer mom -_-
      leo
      • 3 Years Ago
      federal regulations...stupid regulations, the car already has proven itself, it shoudl be simple and painless for them to bring it here...wtf
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=20469 link above to better renderings by a good photoartist that calls himself Porsche-Power. I'd also like a link to whataever Tata has said about "regulations" being too tough to bring the wagon over here. I really doubt that's the problem, and it sounds like AB is making a political statement here with that summation. For a car that has already passed US regulations, an additional bodystyle should be basically a formality.
      lpattis
      • 3 Years Ago
      I prefer my 2011 A6 Avant. Wish Audi of America hadn't killed the 2012 version...
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks about right for the cottage cheese genital market.
        SteveM
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        This is the same idiotic remark you made about this car the last time the story was mentioned. You were off base and offensive then, and I still think it has no place on an Auto news site... Come on. Let's try to elevate the conversation a bit.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        WTF?
          IBx27
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          That's who station wagons appeal to; it's something I more or less say in any wagon article other than the CTS-V. The people who have stuff like that coming out of them.
        tump
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        I have no idea what you're talking about but I upvoted that anyway.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        [blocked]
      over9000
      • 3 Years Ago
      UGLY. like your mom.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @over9000
        What are you, seven years old? Did your mom give you permission to be going on grown up websites like this?
      Snark McGee
      • 3 Years Ago
      Kill it. With fire.
      leo
      • 3 Years Ago
      we need to hurry up and get some global regulations soon so we don't see this crap happening all the time
        johnb
        • 3 Years Ago
        @leo
        LOL, yeah pile more regulations on top of the ones we already have. smooth move that would be.
          stclair5211
          • 3 Years Ago
          @johnb
          A one world government would benefit everyone too I suppose? Wake up. We don't need more regulations. We need smarter people. That will never happen.
          stclair5211
          • 3 Years Ago
          @johnb
          Yeah ex lax!
      Speed3cam
      • 3 Years Ago
      Rendering FAIL
      • 3 Years Ago
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      • 3 Years Ago
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