XF Sportbrake and XK/XKR
Special Edition models debut at the Geneva Motor Show
Geneva -The Jaguar XF
Sportbrake - the new and truly versatile derivative of the multi-award
winning XF - today makes its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Also
making their global debut are the XK and XKR Special Edition models.
Entirely new from the
B-pillars backwards, the XF Sportbrake represents a compelling
combination of muscular yet elegant design, dynamic ability,
contemporary interior luxury and, with a load-space capacity of up to
1675 litres, a no-compromise approach to practicality.
The XK and XKR Special
Edition models are the latest additions to the evolving XK range and
introduce 'Artisan' interiors which, with tactile 'scraffito' finished
leather for the front seats, instrument binnacle, door and rear quarter
casings, offer a heightened level of opulence and comfort.
The XF Sportbrake takes Jaguar's globally
acclaimed sporting saloon and extends its versatility and practicality
while retaining the model's core values of dramatic, muscular elegance,
a dynamic driving experience and contemporary luxury.
The XF Sportbrake builds on the extensive
refresh received by the XF saloon for the 2012 model year which saw it
adopt a more assertive appearance in line with the flagship XJ model -
including striking new lightblade headlamp technology.
The XF Sportbrake is entirely new from the
B-pillar backwards, endowing it with a very different aesthetic,
exemplified by the tautly-drawn elegance of the side-window line and
highlighted by its polished finish. The conjunction of flowing rear
window graphic, rising waist and estate roofline lends the XF Sportbrake
a dynamic, broad-shouldered stance.
The design-led approach that created the
XF Sportbrake's exterior has been achieved in tandem with the goal of
maximising practicality. The extended roofline affords rear-seat
passengers an additional 48mm of headroom and the seats offer both a
60:40 split fold function and integral ski hatch. Remote-fold levers
inside the load-space opening allow the seats to be stowed flat quickly
and easily, creating a cargo volume of up to 1675 litres.
Befitting the XF Sportbrake's perfect
balance between usability and beauty, it is powered exclusively by
Jaguar's range of powerful, refined and efficient diesel engines,
driving the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The
2.2-litre engine is fitted with Jaguar's Intelligent Stop-Start system,
making it the company's most efficient powertrain to date, while the
3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 is available in two states of tune, with 275PS
in the range-topping Diesel S.