On this page you will find some information about the classic British luxury and sports car manufacturer, Jaguar. Jaguars, or Jags, as they are affectionately known, have an illustrious history in motor manufacturing but are also currently experiencing a revival of interest due to their superb performing and innovative contemporary vehicles. Read on for all you need to know about Jaguar and follow clicks for even more info on different models.
This legendary car brand is recognisable all over the world for its distinctive Jaguar big cat mascot on its bonnet and for that distinctive muscular shape. The company has had several prominent periods during its illustrious history, including the 40s and 50s and the 60s and 70s when its sports cars and saloons have been world beaters. In particular, Jaguar made its name in the 1950s with elegant sports cars and luxury saloons. Since being associated with Ford in 1989 Jaguar has consistently redeveloped its stable of premium vehicles with some absolute masterpieces now on offer. These include the spectacular XK range; its lightweight aluminium body becoming a major reason for many current Jaguars developing a reputation for sublime handling, superb safety and incomparable luxury.
Since the company was founded in 1922, Jaguar has evolved from the production of motorcycle sidecars to become one of the worlds leading designers and producers of premium sports cars and saloons.
Jaguar bought the Daimler car company in 1960 from BSA.
Jaguar was bought out by the Ford Company in 1989 but continued to be based in Coventry, England where it was founded.
Jags have a distinguished motor racing history. Particularly at Le Mans, winning in 1951 and 1953, in 1955, 1956 and 1957 and in 1988 and 1990.
From 1994 - 2007 the Jaguar range has gone through big changes.
Popular models include the Jaguar XJ which boasted over 20 per cent share of the large luxury car segment in 2006. Jaguar sales in 2006 were up 25 per cent over the previous year.
Prestige Manufacturer of the Year 2007 - by Lloyds TSB autolease, one of the UKs largest fleet funding/management companies. Based on online survey of over 2,600 customers on quality and communication from car brands when conducting service and repairs.
First place 2006 JD Power Sales Satisfaction Survey Jaguar won this award for the third year in the row.
Jaguars XJ 2.7 Diesel has been named the greenest luxury car on Britains roads in the Environmental Transport Associations 2007 Car Buyers Guide.
The Jaguar C-XF concept car won the Editors Special Award at the 2007 Fleet World Honours. The C-XF is a stunning, four-door sports saloon which blends design and dynamism. A clear idea of the design direction for next generations of Jaguar saloons. Special praise for imaginative design
The Jaguar XJ named Luxury Car of the Year for second consecutive year at the Business Car Awards 2006.
The Jaguar XF major reader award as The Most Exciting Car to be Launched in 2007 at the What Car? Car of the Year Awards.
Jaguar XK Coupe named Car of the Year and Luxury Car of the Year at the UKTV People Awards 2006. Over 10,000 UK TV viewers voted
Jaguar has designed in-house four generations of engines.