LONDON – Jaguar is considering expanding sales of its new XF Sportbrake outside Europe.
The UK sports car maker released pictures of the model on Wednesday ahead of its debut at the Geneva auto show next week.
"For now it's a Europe-only car, but in the long-term it might go to other markets," said a Jaguar spokesman.
The automaker has ruled out sales of the XF wagon in the United States, where wagons are less popular than in Europe.
The XF Sportbrake will compete against wagon versions of the BMW 5 series, Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E class
"The new car will give us access to an additional 30 percent of the medium-premium car market," said Jaguar's spokesman.
Jaguar expects the XF Sportbrake to account for 20 percent of XF sales initially.
"That figure may go up, we'll have to wait and see. It's our first wagon since we stopped making the X-Type in 2008 and we're up against established rivals," said the spokesman.
The new car will be diesel only with the choice of a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine or a 3.0-liter V-6.
Jaguar said it won't build a V-8 gasoline version, nor will it produce an all-wheel-drive model, contrary to speculation.