Hey, there American wagon fans. How’s it going? Have you actually bought a new wagon lately? No? Well, then, how do you expect anyone to justify bringing any wagons here?
“We will no longer be offering the XF Sportbrake in the US,” a Jaguar spokesperson wrote in an email to Roadshow.
It’s hard to even feign surprise on this one. I tried, and I think I sprained something in my brain. I then tried finding sales data for the car, which only sort of happened. The XF Sportbrake has been sold in the U.S. market since 2017, but the only model-specific U.S. sales figures I could find were on GoodCarBadCar from 2018, where only 99 XF Sportbrakes sold all year. Jaguar sold 30,483 cars in the U.S. that year according to CarSalesBase, making that sub-100 figure for XF Sportbrake sales sting even harder, especially since cars tend to sell better earlier in their life cycle. Either way, I definitely haven’t ever seen one on the road, and that’s a crying shame because it’s a nice-looking wagon.
The good news is that we’ll at least still get the regular XF sedan in 2021, which goes on sale in January. The normal three-box XF is getting a handsome mid-cycle refresh with updated looks, a new infotainment system and more standard equipment. It looks good, but unless you live somewhere else, you can’t get the Sportbrake version.