MAHWAH, June 14, 2017 (Jaguar Press Release)
A dynamic new Jaguar wagon was revealed on Wednesday by World no. 1 tennis player Andy Murray. The two-time Wimbledon champion pulled the covers off the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake before placing his Wimbledon trophy inside and sending it on a UK-wide tour to inspire the next generation of players.
Jaguar is the Official Car Partner of The Wimbledon Championships and to celebrate the relationship, the premium wagon was revealed on a replica of the All England Lawn Tennis Club’s Center Court.
“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,” said Murray. “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.”
The XF Sportbrake joins the award-winning Jaguar XF sedan, now in its tenth year of production. The XF was launched in 2007 and has received almost 200 awards globally. The sedan’s new Sportbrake sibling delivers equally impressive performance, design and technology, with greater practicality and space.
After helping to introduce the XF Sportbrake, Andy Murray warmed up for Wimbledon with a light-hearted celebrity doubles match on a pop-up court. Murray and coach Jamie Delgado faced comedians Rob Brydon and Jimmy Carr in a contest streamed live online, with commentary provided by Tim Henman.
Jaguar is entering its third season as Official Car Partner to The Championships at Wimbledon, which runs from Monday, July 3 to Sunday, July 16. Jaguar will supply 170 vehicles from its award-winning range to the tournament, including the Jaguar XE, XF, XJ and F-PACE.
To help inspire the next generation of tennis talents, Jaguar is taking the famous men’s singles trophy on a nationwide tour of clubs and schools. As Andy Murray counts down to his opportunity to defend his Wimbledon title later this month, the iconic cup will be chauffeured between venues in a Jaguar XF Sportbrake.