Peter and Susan Burton of Naas Co. Kildare were announced as the lucky winners of a 172 Jaguar XE at the Finale event for Applegreen and Jaguar’s ‘Fuel Your Staycation’ competition. With more and more Irish holidaymakers choosing our own island as a summer holiday destination, Peter, wife Susan and family will now have the opportunity to staycation in style around Ireland this summer and beyond. And with Applegreen’s ‘Why Pay More?’ motto, every Applegreen fuelled journey is more cost-effective and enjoyable thanks to their ‘low fuel prices, always’. Peter and his wife Susan were one of six finalists chosen over the course of the six-week competition. Surrounded by family and friends, Peter was on site today to choose the lucky key at Applegreen Lusk M1 South, and drove off in a new Jaguar XE. Everyone was a winner on the day with all six finalists filling up on free Applegreen fuel for a year along with a Jaguar driving experience.
Ireland’s most decorated goalkeeper, Packie Bonner, was on hand to present Peter with the keys to his new motor. Packie has been at the centre of some super saves in the green jersey and knows exactly what it takes to go the distance and was the perfect legend to showcase Applegreen and Jaguar’s high performance, high efficiency and high quality throughout the competition.
Commenting at the finale, Goalkeeping legend and Applegreen Ambassador, Packie Bonner said, “I am delighted to have been brought on board as ambassador for this competition from start to finish, hearing of the winners each week and being able to hand Peter the keys to this wonderful Jaguar here today. I’m certainly a little jealous of the comfort and style of their car journeys from now on.”
Speaking at the finale event, Head of Retail Operations, Applegreen, Conor Lucey said, “Applegreen is delighted to have teamed up with Jaguar for this fantastic competition and want to congratulate all of the lucky winners. Everyone was a winner today and each of our finalists will now fill up for free at Applegreen forecourts nationwide for the next year. We were delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with Jaguar to demonstrate our aligned commitment to our customers. We hope all of our winners enjoy filling up at the pump on us!” Peter Burton, competition winner said, ‘’I’m still lost for words that I am going to have a new Jaguar in my driveway, and don’t have to pay for fuel for a full year, thanks to Applegreen and Jaguar. Applegreen is always my pick when I need to fuel up, so getting the reward of a new car out of it, as well as the money I always save, is such a bonus. I’ll have to plan my staycation now and just might have to bring Packie along as he’s expert on saving!’’
Eddie Kavanagh, Sales Director Jaguar Land Rover Ireland said, “This has been a great collaboration for Jaguar and we’re delighted that Peter and his wife Susan will be able to experience the Jaguar XE first hand, the most advanced, efficient and refined, mid-size sports saloon that Jaguar has ever produced.’’
The multi award winning Jaguar XE is a sophisticated intelligent vehicle chosen by those looking for seamless performance, innovation, safety and comfort. Laden with innovative technology, its ‘Touch’ multimedia system allows users to control the command centre easily, accessing their phone, multimedia technology and intelligent driver aids, creating a convenient mobile office. For professional executives who factor travelling as a big part of their working day, the XE is the most fuel-efficient Jaguar ever, achieving 3.8l/100km and 99g/km CO2 on the European combined cycle. The Jaguar XE is fitted with the full range of petrol and diesel engines from the advanced Ingenium family, designed and manufactured in-house at Jaguar Land Rover’s engine plant in Wolverhampton. Family safety is paramount, with the XE having triumphed in Euro NCAP’s prestigious Best in Class Cars of 2015 awards. Winning the Euro NCAP 5 Stars for safety, the XE comes equipped with a range of active safety systems including Autonomous Emergency Braking to further enhance the world class level of safety. The XE completes Jaguar’s saloon car range, alongside the XF and XJ models. To experience a drive only Jaguar can deliver, book your test drive at jaguar.ie