Nonetheless, Jaguar Australia has confirmed it will bring the new XF Sportbrake to the country, possibly by the end of 2017. No official images of the car have yet been released, so excuse the gap fillers you see here.
Jaguar Land Rover Australia senior public affairs executive James Scrimshaw told CarAdvice at the 2016 Paris motor show that the new model won’t be a huge seller, but that the brand is eager to take it this time around – the previous management wasn’t interested in the last XF Sportbrake, despite the fact it was sold in New Zealand.
“Hopefully we will have it in the next 12 months. That’s the plan. Fingers crossed for next year,” Scrimshaw said.
“Anything could happen, though, so hopefully next year.”
Pictured above: the previous-generation Jaguar XF Sportbrake; below: Jaguar F-Pace
As for overlap with the F-Pace, there’s a chance the two could cross on price.
“The XF Sportbrake would have to be around the $80,000 mark, even as a base spec. That’s a product-planning job now to determine where the market is and which spec we have to bring in,” he said.
“It won’t be a massive volume seller. The wagon market is nowhere near [SUV].”
The XF sedan range is available with a range of 2.0-litre turbo diesel, 2.0-litre turbo petrol and 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engines.
All XF models sold locally are rear-wheel drive, with an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.