Jaguar has given us a glimpse of the sporty lines of its upcoming XF Sportbrake – wagon in Jaguar speak – over Wimbledon’s iconic Centre Court.
The brand’s marketing brains have used the perfectly manicured surface of the All England Lawn Tennis Club as the canvas for an outline of the sports wagon.
Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum watched as ground staff transformed the venue’s famous white lines under the expert eye of Head Groundsman Neil Stubley.
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.”
Neil 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.”
The XF Sportbrake will join the award-winning XF sports saloon in the Jaguar line-up when it goes on sale this summer.