First Jaguar XF roars off

Jaguar’s investment in a new facility at its Castle Bromwich plant paid off this week as the first production Jaguar XF rolled off the production line


Jaguar’s investment in a new facility at its Castle Bromwich plant paid off this week as the first production Jaguar XF model rolled off the production line.



The first car, a 4.2 litre SV8, has been donated to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust collection and will go on display alongside Jaguar’s historic models.



Jaguar said its investment in enhancing the West Midlands facility was to ensure that the new XF is built to even higher standards than the company’s S-TYPE.



Richard Else, operations director at Castle Bromwich, said: ‘Today is a significant milestone for Jaguar and a very proud moment for the Castle Bromwich team who have worked tirelessly to ensure this car delivers the highest levels of quality and refinement customers have come to expect from Jaguar.’



The Jaguar XF will be exported from Castle Bromwich to 66 markets worldwide with the first UK customers taking delivery of their cars in March next year. The range spans from the Luxury 2.7 litre diesel to the 4.2 litre Supercharged SV8.