LONDON --Jaguar dealers are keenly awaiting the launch of the XF Sportbrake station wagon.
The car, which will debut at the Geneva auto show next month, will give the brand a competitor to wagon versions of the BMW 5 series, Audi A6 and Mercedes E class.
"I would expect it to give at least another 20 percent to 30 percent of additional sales on top of the XF at the moment," said Matthew Overall, dealer principle for Jaguar Brentwood in Essex, southern England.
He said Jaguar hadn't yet given him an official delivery date, but that he expected to receive XF Sportbrakes toward the end of the year.
"We're looking forward to getting it, but we need it sooner rather than later," Overall told Automotive News Europe. "With only three models it puts us on the back foot, but Jaguar are sorting it and there are lots of new cars coming."
Jaguar has said it has no plans to sell the XF Sportbrake in North America because significant design changes would be required to meet U.S. federal regulations.