While the Jaguar XF sedan gets a number of updates for 2021, its rakish wagon variant gets the axe.
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announced a number of upgrades for its XF sedan on Monday, but didn't make a single mention of the XF Sportbrake wagon. And when we followed up to ask about the status of Jaguar's stately estate, we're sorry to say, the news wasn't good.
"We will no longer be offering the XF Sportbrake in the US," a Jaguar spokesperson told Roadshow via email. The Sportbrake will continue to be sold in other countries. The likable Jagwagon originally launched in 2017, and honestly, due to its super-slow sales, we're surprised it took this long for Jaguar to give the Sportbrake the axe in the US.
Interestingly, this news comes at a time when other luxury automakers are bringing more wagons to the US.
recently launched the
and RS6 Avant, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain will hit dealerships in the coming months, in addition to an updated AMG E63 S Wagon. Sure, those wagons are a bit more specialized than the XF Sportbrake -- the Allroad and All-Terrain have some rugged charm, while the RS6 Avant and AMG E63 are all about performance. Good as it was, the Sportbrake wasn't much more than a more functional XF.
In the meantime, folks looking for a utility-minded Jaguar will have to make do with the
crossovers, the latter of which recently received some improvements. The updated XF sedan, meanwhile, goes on sale in January.