Spied: The New 2012 Jaguar XF Estate, Dubbed the Sportbrake

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Jaguar's second ever estate car, named the Sportbrake, has been spied being tested in the UK.

Pictures of the new Jaguar XF estate wagon have emerged after being spied on the roads testing near Jaguar's R&D base in Coventry. Badged the Sportbrake, Jaguar will soon have a rival to the likes of the Audi A6 Avant, Mercedes E Class Estate, and BMW 5-Series Touring, as the car goes on sale towards the end of next year. From the photos it's apparent the XF estate is longer than the saloon, and even with the typical testing disguise, the rear is looking stylish.

Expectations are of a black stylized wraparound rear pillar echoing the XJ, with rear lights inspired by the XF saloon's LED units. The standard array of estate-style fold-down rear seats is more than likely, and perhaps a twin-height boot floor and electric boot operation will be thrown in for good measure. A 2.2-liter diesel carried over from the current XF in addition to V6 diesel and V8 petrols will form the powerplants and the Sportbrake is being penciled in to be the first four-wheel-drive XF. Set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show, more pictures and information are sure to be released by early next year. Photos courtesy of Auto Express.

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