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Ferrari FF • £227,107
Quite unlike any other shooting brake, the Ferrari FF is the brand’s first ever four-wheel drive car. It easily accommodates four people and their luggage and comes with a boot capacity of 450-litres (extendable to 800-litres) and split-fold rear seat offering genuine practicality. The 650hp 6.3-litre V12 engine ensures progress is fast and loud – 0-62mph takes just 3.7 seconds – so you can get to St Moritz quickly, albeit at a price.
Jaguar XF Sportbrake • £44,355
I loved this estate when I drove it around the Highlands of Scotland and on a racetrack. The 3.0-litre V6 diesel S is the pick of the bunch and is proving a tough competitor in the sector. The eight-speed automatic gearbox means gear changes are almost imperceptible. Handling is more sports car than load lugger, as are the figures: 0-62mph takes just 6.6 seconds and the top speed is 155mph.
Volvo V60 • £41,165
The coupé-like styling of Volvo’s V60 means it’s so good looking that many people haven’t worked out it’s an estate car yet, which means it is the perfect car for people who would rather not drive one but are still looking for something practical. It is better to drive than the S60 saloon and the latest T6 AWD R-Design Lux model is quick: 0-62mph takes 6.2 seconds and the top speed is 155mph.