The one and only estate that British make, Jaguar, has ever made was the X-Type Estate. Because it was basically a gussied up Ford Mondeo with the infamous Jaguar leaper on the hood and quad-headlights a-la 1990s XJ, it was never a fine moment for this Jaguar. However, the whole idea of a Jaguar estate is about to be revamped as the Coventry-based manufacture has just officially announced that they will be building an estate version of the beautiful Jaguar XF. PS—side note, I know we’re not in Britain, but “estate” sounds much better than “station wagon.”
Anyway, at the introduction of Jaguar’s new turbodiesel four-banger for the XF, Jaguar also confirmed that the XF Estate will make it to production with its sights aimred directly at the Audi A6 Avant.
“I can’t say when or how much, but it is on the cards,” said Andrew Whyman, XF Vehicle Engineering Manager for Jaguar. “Of the design, we can expect something special. Ian Callum (Jaguar’s design chief) will do something different with this. It will be slightly different, with character and panache.”
Fitting in with Jaguar’s and Land Rover’s long-term plan to introduce up to 40 significant updates to the brands over the next five years, despite this confirmation, any idea of the XF Estate’s R&D progress is currently unknown.
Jaguar has certainly come a long way to become a major player in the luxury market as the current XK, XJ and XF are all models to lust after in one form or another. And just as the W212 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate, F10 BMW M5 Estate, and the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon are on the way, it seems like this is perfect timing for Jaguar to release an XF-R Estate. I hope they do.
– By: Chris Chin