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




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?




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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