On the 28th August 2007 we published details of Jaguar’s new XF, just a few days later on Friday 7th September someone will ensure pride of place at the front of the queue for Jaguar’s new sports saloon.
Jaguar Cars has donated what will be the first customer-owned full-production XF to children’s charity, the NSPCC. They will auction the car at a star-studded Masquerade Ball taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry with help from new opera singing trio Elysium.
Geoff Cousins, Managing Director, Jaguar UK, says: “Jaguar is proud of its long association with the NSPCC and has worked tirelessly to raise money and awareness of the wonderful work they do to help children all around the UK. In donating the world’s first customer delivered Jaguar XF, we aim to raise a great deal of money to ensure the NSPCC end cruelty to children.”
The new Jaguar XF will make its public debut at the Frankfurt motor show on 11th September 2007 – four days after one determined bidder will have secured their very own XF. Fusing the style and performance of a sports car with the refinement, space and sophistication of a luxury saloon, the new XF delivers a driving experience that exceeds the expectations created by its dramatic looks.
Geoff continued: “XF is an incredibly important car for Jaguar and we have already had a great deal of interest with customers placing deposits without even seeing a picture of the car. Whoever wins the bidding will head straight to the top of a growing list and I can promise they will not be disappointed when they finally get behind the wheel.”
Not only will the highest bidder be the first to take delivery of the car – a Luxury 2.7 Diesel – in spring of 2008, they will also be able to choose their colour options with advice from
Jaguar’s Director of Design, Ian Callum. The new owner will also be able to visit the Castle Bromwich factory in Birmingham to see their car being built.
Jaguar has chaired the NSPCC Business Group in Coventry since its launch as the NSPCC Coventry Kids Committee in 1994 and to date they have raised over £1.75 million. This year Jaguar has joined forces with Ian Neale Construction Group as headline sponsors of the 2007 NSPCC Ball, which they hope will help the organisation break the £2 million mark.
This year, for the first time, interested parties will be able to bid on the telephone during the auction. Anyone wishing to place a bid for this, and the many other great prizes on offer should contact Jaguar’s Community Affairs Manager, Les Ratcliffe, on 01926 649899/ 07711 853103.
The new Jaguar XF will cost from £33,900 in the UK. Buyers of Jaguar’s new mid-size premium saloon will also enjoy class-leading residual values* in addition to owning a very well-equipped vehicle with a driving experience that matches the excitement of Jaguar’s bold new design language. With a top speed of 143 mph, the XF 2.7-litre diesel can reach 0-60 in 7.7 seconds and has a combined CO2 of 199 g/km, meaning it falls within UK Tax Band ‘F’. At this level it would not be subject to the proposed high level London congestion charges.Published 1 September 2007