The 2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake returns Jaguar to the premium wagon segment with a compelling combination of design, driving dynamics and advanced technologies that make it a standout performer. Available user-friendly features and technologies make the Sportbrake the perfect companion for customers with active lifestyles.
With a design that retains the distinctive curves of the sedan at the front, the new XF Sportbrake embodies key Jaguar design DNA and incorporates an eye-catching roofline, which sets it apart from competitors. Its sleek silhouette projects a dynamic and purposeful profile that previews the amount of space available inside.
The 2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake builds on the success of the sedan and has all of the advanced all-wheel drive (AWD) technologies and aluminum-intensive architecture that have made the Jaguar XF popular. The suspension set-up has been specially calibrated to reflect the demands placed on premium lifestyle wagons. The stiff and lightweight set-up gives the spacious wagon signature Jaguar dynamics – a sports car-inspired character with agile handling and dynamic responses. Self-leveling rear air suspension is fitted as standard to ensure the XF Sportbrake maintains its composure, even when fully loaded.
The standard Adaptive Dynamics with Configurable Dynamics system enables drivers to fine-tune settings for the steering, transmission and throttle. Customers can also tune the suspension settings for an even more personalized driving experience.
Advanced software functions developed by Jaguar Land Rover, such as All Surface Progress Control (ASPC), Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) and Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) put the vehicle’s traction in low-grip situations and cornering ability on the same level as the sedan. All-wheel drive and the Jaguar IDD system come as standard, helping to minimize understeer and electronic interventions that typically characterize dynamic driving in all-wheel drive models. As a result, the AWD XF Sportbrake retains trademark Jaguar rear-wheel drive feel and agile steering responses.
The 2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake features an aluminum-intensive body construction which delivers a lightweight design that is both stiffer and lighter than the previous generation XF wagon which was offered outside the United States. Featuring an innovative new single-piece polymer tailgate, the Sportbrake delivers a near perfect 50:50 front-to-rear weight distribution providing the foundations for its exceptional handling. Measuring 195.0-in in length, with a wheelbase of 116.5-in, rear legroom and load space has been optimized and contributes to the vehicle’s refined ride quality.
Pricing for the 2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake starts at $65,570 for the 30t Prestige model and $72,210 for the S trim level.
The 2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake interior design combines the quality and simplicity of the sedan with added space and practicality. A layered instrument panel wraps into the door panels, giving the cabin a crafted premium feel. Advanced technologies are seamlessly integrated alongside traditional features such as high quality grained leather trim.
Customers can specify a full-color 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, 10-inch central touchscreen, and configurable 10-color mood lighting, in addition to new features such as a Cabin Air Ionization system to maintain air freshness and an optional soft-close door shut.
Heated seats and a full-length fixed panoramic sunroof are available as optional equipment alongside the standard fit four-zone climate control system ensuring that travelling in the back of the Sportbrake is a premium experience. A gesture-controlled sunblind, available exclusively on the First Edition, provides intuitive operation with a swipe of the hand to open or close the blind, allowing the driver to keep their eyes on the road if the fixed roof is letting in too much sunshine. When retracted, the dramatic roof provides rear passengers with an uninterrupted view upwards.
Despite the premium surroundings, Jaguar haven’t forgotten what makes premium wagons so desirable. A standard-fit 40:20:40 split folding rear seat provides flexible seating and allows customers to optimize the interior accommodation to suit the specific demands of every trip. The attention to detail inside is embodied by the location of the rear speakers, which have been relocated from the parcel shelf in the XF sedan to the rear roof lining in the Sportbrake to provide superb interior sound quality without compromising practicality.
The 31.7-cu. ft. trunk delivers competitive luggage space with a generous 69.7-cu. ft. available when the rear seats are folded down, creating a practical uninterrupted flat load floor. The rear seatbacks can be released using discreet levers positioned inside the flush side panels of the trunk from the rear of the car or by using controls on the seatbacks themselves.
Four tie-down points allow large items to be secured inside and available flush mounted rails in the loadspace floor accommodate a variety of optional load restraint accessories. The 40:20:40 split folding rear seat configuration is also able to accommodate two passengers in addition to longer items such as skis, using its load-through center section.
The flush sides of the load area create an impression of space that is backed up by its design. The load area has been designed to accommodate a golf bag across the width of the trunk, without removing the clubs, in addition to extra items such as suitcases.
Meeting the demands of customers looking for the ultimate driving experience, the 2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake is equipped with 380HP supercharged V6 gasoline engine, which produces 332-lb. ft. of torque. Shared with the Jaguar F-TYPE sports car, this high-performance engine combines twin-vortex supercharging technology with direct injection and dual independent variable cam timing on both the intake and exhaust valves. The result is great throttle response, relentless power delivery and a familiar Jaguar soundtrack.
The twin-vortex supercharger promises thrilling performance and refinement at lower speeds and a substantial increase in top-end power delivery. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and Jaguar’s AWD system, the XF Sportbrake S accelerates from 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds with an electronically limited maximum speed of 121mph.
The ZF eight-speed automatic transmission provides smooth launches with seamless shifting. The transmission controller is networked with the Jaguar Drive Control, offering even faster shifts and a more responsive kickdown in Dynamic mode, and earlier up-shifts in Eco mode.
The 2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake features an intelligent AWD system to deliver unsurpassed dynamics and traction without diminishing the rear-wheel drive characteristics. The AWD system’s hardware is light, responsive and powerful weighing just 45.2-lbs and reacting in less than 250ms to changes in driving style. Applying Jaguar Land Rover’s AWD expertise, the system works in association with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) to reduce understeer and reduce the likelihood of Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) intervention.
IDD uses data from an array of sensors around the car, monitoring vehicle and road conditions 100 times per second to calculate the surface friction and traction limits for the rear wheels. This precise awareness is designed to enable the Sportbrake to retain its rear wheel bias for longer, preserving steering feel and restricting the onset of understeer. The control strategy software uses this data to detect low friction surfaces faster and to predict the onset of wheel spin. It then redistributes the torque, maintaining optimum traction and preventing the DSC system from intervening.
In normal driving, the intelligent AWD system directs most of the torque to the rear wheels, providing driving dynamics that are unmistakably Jaguar. When cornering, IDD predicts any wheel slip and transfers torque to the front axle, where grip is highest, before slip occurs, preventing any loss in performance. In fast corners, the IDD’s torque shift capability works with other traction systems such as DSC and Torque Vectoring by Braking to help mitigate oversteer through yaw damping and creates near perfect 50:50 torque distribution for optimal grip and acceleration.
INFOTAINMENT AND CONNECTIVITY
The 2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake offers two advanced infotainment systems, part of Jaguar InControl technologies. InControl Touch is fitted as standard and equips the Sportbrake with an eight-inch central touchscreen display featuring Jaguar’s powerful graphic interface for fast and simple control of all the vehicle’s major functions.
In addition to voice control for calling a contact, the navigation system is fast and easy to use. Smart data entry, swift route calculations and high quality 2D and 3D graphics all make route finding more intuitive5 . Turn-by-turn instructions can be shown in an optional Head-up Display.
Available as an option, InControl Touch Pro premium infotainment takes the vehicle’s multimedia experience to another level. Featuring a larger 10-inch touchscreen, users can customize the home screen in the same way as their smartphone, setting wallpaper images, adding shortcuts to favorite features and even adding extra home screens. The technology also enables the driver to pinch and zoom just as they would on a smartphone.
The 2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake also offers audiophiles the option of a 17-speaker, 825W Surround Sound System developed with audio experts Meridian that delivers incredible sound reproduction with low levels of distortion.
Allowing drivers to connect Apple and Android smartphones to the vehicle via a USB cable and the dedicated port in the center console, InControl Apps provides access to compatible apps stored on the device using the vehicle’s central touchscreen.
The InControl Remote app, enables customers to interact with the XF Sportbrake from anywhere using a smartphone. It can display how much fuel is in the tank, whether the doors are locked and if the windows have been left open. There’s even the option to download mileages from business trips to make claiming expenses quicker and easier. The app also enables the driver to remotely lock or unlock the car and receive alerts if the alarm sounds, with the option to reset it. A beep and flash feature can help drivers to find the car if they’ve forgotten where they parked it – perfect for busy parking lots or crowded city streets – or there’s a map to lead them straight to it.
ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS
The 2019 Jaguar XF Sportbrake features an array of advanced driver assistance systems, which have all been optimized specifically for the Sportbrake, including a forward-facing stereo camera that generates an accurate 3D image of the road ahead. Sensor and image processing software provides Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist, which are designed to mitigate the potential risk of collision.
Driver Condition Monitor tracks the vehicle’s position in its lane, the driver’s steering inputs and interactions with other vehicle systems to recognize behavior patterns that indicate signs of driver fatigue or inattentiveness. Visual warnings in the instrument panel alert the driver and prompt them to take a break when signs of tiredness are detected.
Further driver support comes from a Traffic Sign Recognition system that is designed to keep the driver informed of speed limits – including temporary limits in force for road work or on highways. The vehicle’s software crosschecks camera data with its GPS data for the highest possible accuracy. If the driver chooses, a warning function can provide alerts whenever the speed limit is exceeded. Jaguar has also developed an Intelligent Speed Limiter that works with the Traffic Sign Recognition, to help regulate vehicle speed by automatically accelerating or slowing down when a change in speed limit is detected using engine braking.