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Jaguar XF Sportbrake skis into record books

Graham Bell and the Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Former Olympic skier Graham Bell and Jaguar have set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest towed speed on skis. Brit Bell was pulled along by a Jaguar XF Sportbrake, reaching an average top speed of 117mph, to smash the previous record by more than 47mph. With temperatures of …

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Jaguar XF Sportbrake review

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Cards on the table time. The first generation Jaguar XF Sportbrake (2012-16) was one of my all-time favourite estate cars, so the new model has a lot to live up to. I was one of the first journalists to get behind the wheel of the new Sportbrake, and the good …

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Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer review

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer

When it comes to attractive estate cars, we’ve never had it so good. The latest example is the load-lugging version of the impressive new Vauxhall Insignia. Longer, lower, lighter and wider than the outgoing car, the second generation Sports Tourer has big road presence. Inheriting sleek good looks from its …

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Hot new Jaguar XF Sportbrake revealed

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Jaguar has unveiled the handsome estate version of its XF sports saloon. Called the Sportbrake, just like its acclaimed predecessor, the car will take on the likes of the BMW 5 Series Touring, Audi A6 Avant, Mercedes E-Class estate and Volvo V90. The load space – 565 litres, expanding to …

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What Car? awards: Car of the Year winners

BMW 5 Series Car of the Year

The new BMW 5 Series has been crowned Car of the Year for 2017 at the 40th annual What Car? Awards. The 5 Series fended off stiff competition from Mercedes-Benz and Rolls-Royce to win the Luxury Car of the Year Award, before its blend of talents resulted in it beating …

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Kia Optima Sportswagon review

Kia Optima Sportswagon

SUVs seems to be getting all the love these days, but there’s still demand for traditional estate cars – and they don’t come much better looking than the new Kia Optima Sportswagon. The standard Optima saloon has been with us for a few years and is one of those hidden …

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