Here’s Another Sport Wagon We Won’t See in the U.S.

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Autoblog is reporting that Jaguar is releasing its latest wagon, the Jaguar XF Sportbrake, at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show. And it’s only being released as a diesel, so that means it won’t be making the trip across the pond to our fair shores. According to the article, wagons/estates/shooting brakes make up 30% of the (obviously European) executive car market and Jaguar wanted to remain in that market with BMW and Mercedes.

We Yanks get the baffling BMW X6 and a boring Mercedes ML550 that outsells the E350 and E500 wagon by more than 60%. And the wagons we do get are all gasoline, thank you very much. Not a diesel in the bunch. Drive a new generation diesel for a week, look at your mileage and the ear-to-ear grin-inducing performance and then tell me again why you want that hybrid.

What’s even worse is that Jaguar is finally making a car that looks good, and apparently runs reliably for some time, unlike it’s storied ancestry.

Better looks, more cargo space and greater stability than a nation full of SUV’s. Take a good look at that photo above, America. What’s not to like?

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One Response to “Here’s Another Sport Wagon We Won’t See in the U.S.”

  1. gaycarboys Says:

    We get all those models here in Australia. Don’t despair about the diesel option though. It took us until the oil spike a few years ago for Australians to start buying diesels on mass. Now, Citroen and Peugeot have diesel-only models. Diesel has also become the top sellers in Jaguar, BMW, Ranger Rover/Land Rover and even Ford. It took a long time and painful prices to get us to accept those rattly industrial engines as the norm. I’m looking forward to a drive of the Jag wagon

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