May 17, 2017

New Jaguar Land Rover XF Sportbrake begins journey to Wimbledon

  • Prototype new Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) XF Sportbrake driven to world's most remote tennis court for a special selfie
  • Location picture answers Andy Murray’s question with help from JLR and Tim Henman
    New XF Sportbrake will be revealed on June 14 by world number one tennis player, Andy Murray
  • JLR is official car partner of Wimbledon 2017
  • Watch the Journey to Wimbledon film here:

Isle of Harris, UK: Jaguar has teamed up with former British tennis number one, Tim Henman to help one Scottish tennis fan answer a question from the world’s number one tennis player, Andy Murray aided by the new XF Sportbrake.

When Susan MacCormick, from Edinburgh, tweeted Andy Murray suggesting the remote Bunabhainneadar tennis court on the Scottish island of North Harris feature on the ATP World Tour, she didn’t expect to get a reply. But the tennis ace and Jaguar brand ambassador couldn’t believe his eyes and responded by asking, ‘Is that even real?’

With Andy just weeks away from beginning the defence of his Wimbledon title, JLR arranged for Tim Henman to collect Susan in a specially camouflaged prototype and travel to the stunning location to prove its existence.

The new XF Sportbrake will be the most dynamic premium estate car in the world when it debuts on June 14, combining traditional JLR design and agility with a spacious and practical interior.

“The Bunabhainneadar tennis court looks unreal, so I can see why Andy doubted Susan’s original message. We’ve proven that it really does exist now and the road to the court was the perfect place to try out the new XF Sportbrake as it mixes amazing scenery with some challenging corners. I can’t wait to drive the car again – perhaps a bit closer to home,” said the former British tennis number one and JLR brand ambassador.

Mr Henman even had time for a quick match with up-and-coming junior tennis player Logan Urquhart, 13, from Nairn, who was being put through his paces by coach Mike Martin at the idyllic Bunabhainneadar tennis court. The trio are now lifelong members of the Outer Hebrides Tennis Club and free to use the remote facilities whenever they like, while Susan will get to meet the world tennis number one later this summer at the world premiere of the new XF Sportbrake.

The XF Sportbrake premium estate will join the award-winning XF sports saloon in the JLR line-up and its dynamic silhouette has already been sketched on the grass of centre court at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. JLR is official car partner for The Championships at Wimbledon 2017, which runs from Monday, July 3, to Sunday, July 16.