Friday, 2 March 2012

A Stunning Estate: Jag's new XF Sportbrake

The Geneva Motor Show 2012 that will take place on the 6th March (in a few days) will have the honour of unveiling Jaguar's second ever estate: the XF 'Sportbrake'. It has been described so far as 'the most versatile Jaguar' yet, it's estate build expanding the possibilities we didn't know could be teamed with beauty, that is, of the successful and much acclaimed 'XF', which was on the roads for March 2008. Whilst from the front, the Sportbrake is capable of deceiving you for the XF, from the entire B-pillar onwards, it sports a new aesthetic, with hints of sharpness taken from the XJ.The Sportbrake will only be available in diesel. Additionally, it will be rear-wheel drive that is powered by an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Jaguar have described it to be their 'most efficient' model up to date, with the inclusion of a 'stop-start' system and 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6.The XF Sportbrake will sport the same 'new lightblade headlamp technology' that we've recently seen on the XF, which boasts LED daytime technology arranged in an alluring, Jaguar 'J-Blade' shape. Their are two options that can be incorporated as well, namely 'The Aero Pack' and 'The Black Pack', which subtly tweaks the exterior with bumpers or spoilers. Personally, I think these options would be best left untouched, as the Sportbrake's sheer size would be overwhelmed if such additions were made. Despite the name not being as elegant as is desirable, the Sportbrake promises to make its name on the roads in the coming year.

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