With the F-Pace becoming officially the fastest-selling car in Jaguar’s 90-plus-year history, it was inevitable that the company’s relentless product expansion would focus primarily on SUVs, from the mid-sized E-Pace to the sci-fi-tastic electric I-Pace.
But just when the traditionalists could be excused for thinking that Jaguar, famed for its iconic and timeless designs, had sold its soul for a ticket on the lucrative SUV gravy train, along came the latest Jaguar XF Sportbrake. For lovers of plain English, that name translates as estate, thus pitching the XF against the BMW 5 Series Touring and Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate.
It’s a handsome package, which received a mild makeover for 2019 that added a 300 Sport special edition to the line-up, updates to Jaguar’s Touch Pro infotainment system and safety and comfort improvements across the range.
But are those changes enough to ensure its success against the competition? Read on over the next few pages to find out, and be sure to click here to find the very best deals on What Car? New Car Buying pages.