If we don't buy them, manufacturers will stop selling them.
There's something effortlessly cool about a sporty wagon. Unfortunately, Americans simply aren't buying them, which explains why the recently announced BMW M3 Wagon is unlikely to ever make it stateside, and why the fast Volkswagen Golf R Wagon won't be coming to the US, either.
Well, there's more bad news because according to a report by CNET's Roadshow, the Jaguar XF Sportbrake is officially being discontinued in the US. This news comes just as an updated XF range was announced with tweaked styling and enhanced tech like a new infotainment interface. The XF Sportbrake is the only wagon that Jaguar sold in the US and if you want one, you better move fast.
For now, the wagon is still listed on Jag's site, but click on the 2021 tab and only the sedan shows up. The Sportbrake will, however, require you to part with at least $65,150, which is quite a bit more than the starting price of the XF sedan.
If money is no object, the $71,800 XF Wagon P380 sports a 380-horsepower supercharged V6 engine that can help the Jag see off 0-60 mph in just 5.3 seconds, and it sounds sublime while doing so. So, is poor sales the only reason the XF Sportbrake has gotten the axe? A Jaguar spokesperson's curt response didn't really offer much explanation.
"We will no longer be offering the XF Sportbrake in the US," was the only response offered.
Thankfully, wagon fans do have a couple of other premium choices. Volvo and Subaru both make superb wagons such as the V60, while the Subaru Outback sells more than all other wagons in the US combined. Those with deeper pockets can splurge on Audi's RS6 Avant, which is being sold in America for the first time. Its 591-horsepower V8 makes it one of the most powerful wagons on the planet.
For now, though, we must prepare to bid adieu to the Jaguar XF Sportbrake.