Jaguar lifts the lid on its stunning XF Sportbrake

Jaguar's seriously good-looking XF Sportbrake has arrived.

Based on the XF saloon, this estate variant of the big cat comes with more boot space than its closest rival the Volvo V90.

Jaguar lifts the lid on its stunning XF Sportbrake
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Jaguar lifts the lid on its stunning XF Sportbrake

It is also competing against the BMW 5 Series Touring and Mercedes E-Class estate, not just in terms of looks and appeal, but price too.

Outside, radical changes over the previous model include revised styling with more curves – at the rear especially – and new brighter LED taillights and front lights.

A sharp, angled rear window really adds to the sporty appeal, as does the side profile at the rear almost resembling that of the Sportbrake's sports car sibling, the F-Type.

The cabin will be familiar to anyone with an XF, with lashings of lovely soft leather and highly polished wood veneer mixed with steel trim.

There is some clever technology available too including a rubberised wrist band that can be taken with you and acts as a key – leave the fob inside the car and secure the vehicle with the wrist band which you keep on your wrist wherever you go.

A large digital dashboard is standard, with digital dials and a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen.

There are several engine choices, including four diesels - a 2.0-litre unit with 161bhp, 178bhp or 237bhp and a 3.0-litre V6 twin turbo with 296bhp.

The only petrol available is a 2.0-litre unit with 247bhp. All engines are available in Prestige, R-Sport, Portfolio and S variants of trim level.

The XF Sportbrake will cost from £34,910 and is available to order now.

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