Jaguar is originally a British car builder acquired by the Indian builder Tata Motors at the beginning of 2008. It was established in 1922 by William Lyons. It was renamed Jaguar in 1935. Jaguar is owned by the Indian automobile manufacturer Tata Motors Ltd. Jaguar is known for its luxury saloons and sports cars.
Jaguar was a private company until it became part of the government-owned British Motor Corporation in 1966. In 1984 it was made private again by Margaret Thatcher. Ford bought Jaguar in 1989. In 1999 it was made part of Ford's "Premier Automotive Group" along with Aston Martin, Land Rover, Volvo and Lincoln.
Jaguar owns the Daimler car company (not Daimler-Benz). Jaguar bought Daimler in 1960. Daimler is now just a brand for some of Jaguar's saloons.
Jaguar has five different saloons: Vanden Plas, Daimler, XJ8, S-Type, and X-Type.
Jaguar builds the XK-8 sports car.
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