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A Style Legend and Britain’s Pride: Jaguar

Luxury is the first word to come in mind as the Jaguar name is pronounced. The iconic British brand has survived to this day, having know both good and dark times.

The History before Jaguar

The first Jaguars were seen in 1922 under a different brand and were a rare sight. The responsible company was Swallow Sidecar and its owners were William Lyons and William Walmsley. The bodies were built by Fiat, Austin and more. The real deal appeared only in 1932, but the SS initials were not dropped. That happened only in 1945, when the SS would no longer have positive connotations because of WW II and the Nazi troops. It is when the Jaguar name came into the picture.

During the War and After

World War II got Jaguar to build sidecars again, this time for the army. As the war finished, the XK 120 was launched, a sports car to be the fastest of its time, featured in the Earls Court auto show in 1948. Up top this day, the Jaguar headquarters are in Coventry in Great Britain. However, the main plant hasn't been handling all the stages of production. The chassis and engines were coming from the Standard Motor Company supply. After the saloon cars of the 30's, the company

An Emphasis on Design

The brand made itself known through its finely styled cars that received acclaim and criticism at the same time. To those, there was too much about the glam part, while reliability and performance were not among the priorities. However, the XK could accelerate from 0 to 60 in 5 seconds, which was remarkable. Concerning the looks of the car, its grille became iconic – oval-shaped and slim.

The International Success

XK 120 was Jaguar's first export and marked the first real moment of popularity for the brand. Over 10,000 units were sold. The upgrades, 140 and 150, followed shortly after. During the 50's, the focus was entirely switched to the large saloon cars, which would spark the interest of foreign consumers. A new lineup hit the market, with the first model being the MK ii. For the next decade, the brand's already solid reputation would benefit of the famous E-Type, braking all the records and setting new beauty standards. Its speed was also a reason of intense praise (150 mph). Here are some of the basic innovative specifications for this champion:

  • overhead cam engine,

  • 4-wheel disc brakes,

  • independent rear suspension.

Although production was ceased in 1975, the model stays a legend. The coming XJS could not be as successful. Bankruptcy was near, but the company was resuscitated by the Ford tutelage. In 2008, Jaguar was sold to Tata Motors group. Its current lineup consists of luxury sedans: the XJ line, XF, X-Type, S-Type and XK.

 

Latest Jaguar news

Jaguar, the high-end luxury model cars


2013-11-30 00:01:08

Jaguar Cars is now Jaguar Land Rover Limited., Since December 2012 officially. It is a British owned multinational car producer having headquarters in Whitley, Coventry. The company has taken an incentive to create new generation vehicles by pumping in £ 100 ml pound in a research and development centre located in Warwick, UK. 

Jaguar XF – Performance and Style Blended Together


2014-01-12 00:20:17

Jaguar Cars are a specialized brand under the Jaguar Land Rover, which is a leading British car manufacturer. The jaguar is having global presence now and is headquartered in Whitley, England. The company is now owned by the famous Indian carmakers, Tata Motors from 2008 onwards. Jaguar XF is one of the latest performance models from Jaguar, which had a great acceptance in the market.

Jaguar XJ-A cool option to own signalling royal look


2014-02-06 01:40:23

The history of the car Jaguar XJ X351 traces its days back to 2009. Being a royal sedan, the car is a 4 door saloon model based. Possessing a 5.0L engine, the car possesses the V8 engine and also the 6 speed transmission. Features like LCD display dashboard and console displays, the car is much a sophisticated option. Also, the car comes in diesel version too depending upon the requirements. 

Wishing to own a Jaguar Land Rover? Try it!


2014-02-20 00:47:25

It’s a fantastically manufactured car that has imbibed in it, all the characteristic traits that make a numero uno convertible class-apart than others. Feels like authors need to compose noteworthy prose describing ‘the indescribable’ about the most popular automotive combining the bests of Land Rover and Jaguar to give proper renaissance to world’s premier luxury sports car that was in the offing! 

Jaguar XJ- A Luxury Selection


2014-02-27 10:46:50

Jaguar XJ defined as stylish luxury car which has a distinct character of its own. Previously graded as a conservative model, Jaguar XJ has shaken off the stuffy reputation with few feature changes. The car makes Mercedes S Class or Audi 8 look almost sterile as against its dynamic exterior and quality oriented interiors.

Jaguar models list:

ImageModelYears
Jaguar F-Type 2014-2014
Jaguar XF 2009-2013
Jaguar XJ 2009-2014
Jaguar XK 2009-2014
Jaguar XQ 2016-2016
Jaguar XS 2015-2015
Jaguar S-Type2000-2008Jaguar X-Type2002-2008
Jaguar XJ-Series1990-2008Jaguar XJR1995-2000
Jaguar XK-Series1997-2008Jaguar XKR2000-2000

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