Jaguar XF wagon coming next year?

A hot-rodded wagon aimed at Audi\'s RS 6 could join the lineup.

Jaguar has categorically ruled out turning the XE sedan into a station wagon, but the long-roof variant of the XF will allegedly live on to see a new generation.

British magazine Auto Express speculates that the next XF wagon will retain the outgoing model's rakish D-pillar, a styling cue that gives it a much sleeker profile than a conventional wagon. The extra sheet metal will allow it to offer approximately 21 cubic feet of trunk space with five passengers on board, and up to 60 cubes with the rear seats folded flat.

The XF Sportbrake will use four- and six-cylinder engines borrowed from the Jaguar parts bin. Interestingly, Jaguar won't waste time expanding the lineup with a hot-rodded, SVR-tuned model aimed squarely at super-wagons built by rivals Mercedes-AMG and Audi.

If the rumor is accurate, the next Jaguar XF Sportbrake will be presented to the public during next year's edition of the Frankfurt Auto Show. It will go on sale across Europe and even in China shortly after, but it's too early to tell whether or not the XF wagon will join the long-roof Porsche Panamera on our shores.

Note: Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake pictured.

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