Jaguar Cars

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Jaguar Cars
Brand of Jaguar Land Rover
Founded11 September 1922 (as Swallow Sidecar Company)
FounderSir William Lyons and William Walmsley
United Kingdom
Key people
Cyrus P. Mistry[1] (Chairman)
Dr Ralf Speth (CEO)
Adrian Hallmark (Global Brand Director)
ProductsLuxury Cars
OwnerTata Motors
Number of employees
ParentJaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Cars is a brand of automobiles made by Jaguar Land Rover. This is a British car builder, owned by the Indian builder Cans Tata Motors since the beginning of 2008.[3] 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 sportscars.

History[change | change source]

Jaguar was a private company until it became part of the British Motor Corporation in 1966. The new company was called British Motor Holdings. In 1968 that company joined with Leyland Motors to became British Leyland. In 1975 British Leyland was nationalised. In 1984 Jaguar 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. In 2008, Ford sold Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata Motors. Jaguar is now a brand of the merged company called Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).

The company was originally in Blackpool, but moved to Coventry. Today Jaguar automobiles are made at the JLR factory in Castle Bromwich in Birmingham. In late 2018 was open new plant in Slovakia.

Jaguar owns the Daimler brand (not Daimler-Benz). Jaguar bought the British Daimler Company in 1960. Daimler became a brand for some of Jaguar's saloon automobiles, but is not used now.

As of 2017, JLR sells the following different Jaguar automobile ranges: XJ, XF, XE, XK, F-Pace, E-Pace, iPace, and the F-Type.

Sportscar racing[change | change source]

Jaguar has won many sports car races, like the Le Mans 24 Hours and other races.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Tata corporate website: Cyrus P Mistry is the chairman of Tata Sons ... and all major Tata Group companies. Archived 2013-11-29 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  2. "Employee relations". Jaguar – Environmental and Social Reporting. Retrieved 3 July 2009.
  3. "Tata Buys Jaguar Land Rover for $2.3 Billion". Retrieved 19 June 2009.

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