Starting from $90,400 plus on-road costs for the entry-level 20d R-Sport, the XF Sportbrake line-up starts some $15,000 more than the most affordable XF sedan, though there's no base Prestige trim grade for the Jaguar wagon.
Equipment additions in R-Sport specification include rear air suspension, gloss black roof rails, sporty enhancements like an R-Sport front bumper and tailgate spoiler, xenon headlights with LED daytime-running lights, a powered tailgate, 19-inch alloy wheels, grained leather/mesh seat trim with contrast stitching, an R-Sport steering wheel, climate control, electric steering column adjustment, and 10-way electric front seats with driver memory.
There's also ambient interior lighting, dual-zone climate control with rear air vents, an 8.0-inch InControl touchscreen with satellite navigation, push-button start, autonomous emergency braking (AEB), a rear-view camera, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, along with park assist.
Available engines for the XF Sportbrake in R-Sport trim include a 132kW '20d' 2.0-litre turbo-diesel and a 184kW '25t' 2.0-litre turbo petrol – the latter asking for a slightly dearer $91,400 plus ORCs. Claimed fuel consumption is rated at 4.8L/100km and 6.8L/100km combined for the diesel and petrol respectively.
All versions of the XF Sportbrake in Australia send drive to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Next grade up in the range is the 30d S, which kicks off at $123,450 before ORCs. Additional equipment includes Jaguar's Configurable and Adaptive Dynamics systems, more aggressive S bumpers, an infrared reflective windscreen, adaptive LED headlights with auto high beam assist, different 19-inch alloy wheels, grained leather/suede cloth seat trim, an 'S'-branded steering wheel, 'bright metal' pedals, DAB+ digital radio,a head-up display, and a surround camera system.
The 30d S is powered by a 221kW 3.0-litre turbo-diesel, which claims fuel use of 5.9L/100km on the combined cycle.
Finally, there's the 30d First Edition, which asks for $137,300 plus ORCs. Extra kit as part of the additional spend includes a special 'Farallon Pearl Black' exterior paint, a fixed panoramic sunroof, silver roof rails, a gesture-operated power tailgate, a gesture-operated roof blind, the larger 10-inch Navigation Pro infotainment system, a 12.3-inch digital driver's display, along with Jaguar's wearable Activity Key.
Like the 30d S, the First Edition is available exclusively with the 221kW 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine.
The XF Sportbrake is also available with an array of options and option packages, including the Active Safety Pack ($4360, all variants) - which includes driver assist systems like blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, along with lane-keep assist and driver condition monitoring - and the Cold Climate Pack ($2540, all variants) – adding a heated windscreen, heated front and rear seats and a heated steering wheel.
Other packages include the Driver and Passenger Memory Pack ($3210, all variants) - includes 18-way electric front seats with driver and passenger memory, perforated grained leather trim with contrast stitching - and the InControl Touch Pro Navigation Pack with Meridian Surround Sound ($5280 - R-Sport, S) - adding the larger 10-inch Navigation Pro system, 12.3-inch digital driver's display and a Meridian digital surround sound system.
Various alloy wheel designs are offered at an extra cost, while metallic paints command between $2110 and $4210 depending on the chosen hue. There's also several interior veneer choices that ask for $1060-$3470.
Read our international launch review of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake here.
2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake pricing
20d R-Sport - $90,400
25t R-Sport - $91,400
30d S - $123,460
30d First Edition - $137,300
All prices exclude on-road costs
REVIEW: 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake