Jaguar Teases a Fast Station Wagon We Can't Get in U.S.

By Jacob Brown | February 25, 2014
When we drove the 2013 Jaguar XFR-S late last year, there was something that we were wanting for more than anything else: A new chassis and updated everything to match the panache of the too-cool-for-school Jaguar F-Type. But if we had to start a top 100 list of things we'd like for the Jaguar XFR-S, a station wagon variant would definitely come in before number 100. Debuting for the Geneva Motor Show is the 2015 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake, which is a station wagon version of the 550-horsepower sports sedan we drove. The name Sportbrake, for those of you not in the know, derives from the term "shooting brake," which was a fold-down tailgate and a lift-up hatch, allowing for a place to perch while shooting a gun during, say, pheasant season. This car is a station wagon. But it's a six-figure station wagon in Smurf blue. The 2015 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake buys a little more time for the automaker until such time as a completely new Jaguar XF arrives for what's expected to be the 2016 model year. If you want one, tough. Get a Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG wagon, which is a slightly better car, but it's also for sale in the U.S. Jaguar hasn't sold a station wagon in the U.S. since the defunct X-Type went out of production a while back. So wagon lovers, you'll have to go with any number of luxury automakers to go with for your long-roof: BMW, Acura, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, or even Tesla if you want to throw in a hatchback for good measure. But if you're a U.S. customer looking longingly at the 2015 Jaguar XFR-S, we say you might want to get your work visa ready and start applying to jobs in Europe right now. The 2015 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake makes its official debut early next month at the Geneva Motor Show. Source: Jaguar
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