Andy Murray two-time winner of the Championships Wimbledon and Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua share a raquet
Dynamic new estate revealed as Jaguar celebrates a decade of XF production
Jaguar’s dynamic new estate has been revealed by world tennis number one Andy Murray. The two-time winner of the Championships, Wimbledon, pulled the covers off the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake before placing his men’s singles trophy inside and sending it on a UK-wide tour to inspire the next generation of players.
Jaguar is the Official Vehicle Partner of The Wimbledon Championships and to celebrate the relationship the premium estate was revealed on a replica Centre Court.
Andy Murray: “Winning my first major title ten years ago was an amazing moment for me; the culmination of everything I’d worked for my whole life. I feel very lucky to have got to where I am today and hope that anyone passionate about tennis gets the opportunity to play and improve.
“Letting go of the trophy will be difficult, but there’s no better vehicle than the Jaguar XF Sportbrake to take it on this UK tour. I’m pleased that people are going to be able to get up close to the trophy when it visits schools and tennis clubs, and hopefully it might encourage people to pick up a racket this Summer.”
Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua MBE, faced comedians Rob Brydon and Jimmy Carr in a contest streamed live online, with commentary by Tim Henman.
Jaguar is entering its third season as Official Vehicle Car Partner to The Championships, Wimbledon, which runs from Monday 3 July to Sunday 16 July. Jaguar will supply 170 vehicles from its award- winning range, including the XE, XF, XJ and F-PACE.
To help inspire the next generation of tennis talent, Jaguar is doing something that has never been done before and is taking the famous men’s singles trophy on a nationwide tour of clubs and schools. As Andy Murray counts down to the defence of his Wimbledon title, the gilt cup will be chauffeured between venues in an XF Sportbrake.
JAGUAR XF Sportbrake
– Sports car dynamics, sports car looks and a 1,700-litre load space
– All-wheel drive and All-Surface Progress Control keep you safe whatever the weather – Cabin Air Ionisation gives you and your family clean air
– Gesture Control lets you operate the panoramic sun blind or open the boot when your arms are full of kit
– Super-sized panoramic roof floods the interior with light
– Forget the keyring and swim, surf, cycle or run with an activity key
– Two-tonne towing capacity lets you take the trailer, boat, jet ski or horse box
– Choose from a range of clean and efficient Ingenium petrol and diesel engines
The XF is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich Plant alongside the XE, XJ and F- TYPE. Castle Bromwich is now building six model lines, double that of ten years ago when XF was introduced. Employees who build the new model celebrated by watching the live launch coverage.
A decade of Jaguar XF – ten key moments:
2007 – Launched at Frankfurt Motor Show. First Jaguar saloon designed under Ian Callum
2009 – XFR announced featuring new 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, 0-60mph 4.7s, 510PS
2011 – New XF 2.2 Diesel, 1,313km, one tank of fuel
2012 – First XF Sportbrake revealed
2013 – 200,000th XF produced
2015 – All-New XF Launched, from 104g CO2, Up to 190kg lighter
2015 – All-New XF achieves Five Star Euro NCAP rating
2016 – All-Wheel Drive Launched globally. Long wheelbase XFL revealed at Beijing Motor Show
2017 – 190 awards won globally to date, Jaguar’s most decorated car
2017 – New XF Sportbrake revealed
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