For the British contingent, it was a case of Jaguar Land Rover taking the headlines at the Paris Motor Show with the world premiere of the Discovery 5, and the surprise announcement that there will be a Sportbrake version of the Jaguar XF.
The Land Rover Discovery 5 came fresh in from its unveiling alongside a world record-breaking LEGO model of London’s Tower Bridge. The Discovery has gone down well with the world’s media, although it’s come in for some stick from the enthusiast sector for its me-too styling.
The Jaguar announcement that the XF Sportbrake will join the range in 2017 was a surprise. Jaguar confirmed production of the new model. Speaking on the show stand, Andy Goss, Sales Operations Director, said: ‘There are going to be more additions to the Jaguar family in 2017 and I can confirm that one of these will be the new XF Sportbrake.’
Goss also referenced the offer of all-wheel drive and advanced traction technologies across the range, making Jaguar vehicles perfect for all markets and all weathers.
He said: ‘We will continue to grow our reputation as all-weather experts with all-wheel drive available on every vehicle and a toolbox of traction technology to give our drivers confidence whatever the conditions.’