Jaguar has confirmed it will launch its new XF wagon at the Geneva motor show next year.

The car has already been spotted testing and a spokesman in Tokyo said: “We are being pretty open about it. The car is being tested without disguise and quite honestly it would be a bit difficult to disguise a Jaguar estate.”

The ‘Sports Brake’ will be Jaguar’s first wagon since the X-type which was conceived under Ford ownership and based on the Mondeo platform.

The spokesman added the new car would be rear wheel drive with no plans for a four wheel drive version. The X-type, axed a couple of years ago, was offered with both.