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Launched first in sedan form, the Jaguar XF has been spotted testing in second-generation estate guise. It’s the first sighting of the upcoming new wagon, and here we can see that the front is pretty much identical to the sedan’s, albeit currently with cladding to disguise the test mule.

As is typical for Jaguar wagons, the next-gen Sportbrake has a fast rear windscreen rake, sacrificing some cargo room in return for a more dynamic look. The load sill also appears to be very low, likely in an effort to make loading cargo into the boot an easier affair.

In terms of powertrain options, the XF Sportbrake can be expected to feature Jaguar Land Rover’s new Ingenium 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, a 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 diesel and the F-Type’s 3.0 litre supercharged petrol V6 – each mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels.

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At the top of the range, the next XFR Sportbrake can be expected to used a developement of the 5.0 litre, supercharged petrol V8 engine which powers the likes of the F-Type SVR and the XJR.

With the new Mercedes-AMG E 63 now sporting an all-wheel drive layout – and the upcoming F90 BMW M5 set to follow suit – it should not be too tricky for Jaguar to have an all-paw XFR, considering that such a powertrain has already been deployed in the F-Type range.


GALLERY: Jaguar XF in Malaysia