The first image of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake estate car has been revealed alongside a giant Centre Court silhouette at Wimbledon.
Revealing the Sportbrake’s full panoramic roof, Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum said: “With XF Sportbrake we’ve created a silhouette which sweeps towards the rear, almost into the distance, and really gives the car a sense of speed and sportiness. It will bring new levels of practicality to the range without sacrificing the dynamic design and agile handling our customers expect.”
Jaguar also confirmed the XF Sportbrake will go on sale this summer, roughly the same time as the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. And, as official car partner to the tournament, Callum and Head Groundsman Neil Stubley took the opportunity to transform the venue’s famous white lines into a more XF-friendly design. The famously manicured surface of the All England Lawn Tennis Club served as the canvas for a large-scale outline of the new sports estate.
Stubley said: “Ian and I come from very different professions but the roles of Head Groundsman and Design Director at Jaguar have one thing in common – our dedication to achieving perfect precise lines. If we get one line out of place, the whole world will see it, so it’s vital that we achieve 100 per cent precision with every line we draw.”
Jaguar will chauffeur players to The Championships at Wimbledon 2017, which runs from Monday 3 July to Sunday 16 July.