Jaguar has again teased the wagon version of its XF executive sedan, the Sportbrake, ahead of its world premiere later in the summer. The second-generation load-lugger is seen here wearing tennis ball camouflage as part of the Leaping Cat’s partnership with The Championships at Wimbledon.

Despite the eye-catching disguise, it’s clear that Jaguar hasn’t strayed too far from the original Sportbrake formula, with an elongated teardrop-shaped glasshouse, a sloping roofline and a fast rear windscreen rake. Notable for their absence, however, are the predecessor’s XJ-style blacked-out D-pillars, something we noticed when the first top-down photo was released.

Other things of note are the two piece tail lights and a blacked-out rear valence with twin tailpipes, both of which are items carried over from the sedan. Just like the four-door, the Sportbrake will be built on Jaguar’s aluminium-intensive modular architecture.

This would make it stiffer and lighter than before – the sedan touted a weight saving of up to 190 kg compared to its predecessor. Engines should also be carried over, with the base models being powered by 2.0 litre Ingenium turbocharged petrol and diesel four-cylinder mills.

Higher up the range, there will be a 300 PS/700 Nm 3.0 litre biturbo diesel V6, as well as the F-Type’s 3.0 litre supercharged petrol V6 in either 340 PS/450 Nm or 380 PS/450 Nm outputs. Fire-breathing R and SVR variants – the latter replacing the XFR-S – will likely follow later on, powered by a 5.0 litre supercharged V8.

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