Jaguar Cars Ltd., or just
Jaguar is a British luxury auto maker, with headquarters in Coventry, England. Since March 2008, it has been an wholly owned subsidiary of
Tata Motors Ltd. of India and functions as a portion of the Jaguar Land Rover operation. Jaguar was established by Sir William Lyons as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922, initially making motorcycle sidecars before changing to passenger automobiles. After World War II, the name was changed to Jaguar because of the unfavorable connotations of the SS initials
The smallest model of the range initially included a 1608 cc side valve Standard motor however from 1938 this was supplanted using a 1776 cc overhead-valve unit still manufactured by Standard who likewise produced the four-speed manual transmission.
Before the war it was manufactured as a Saloon and as a drophead coupe however after the war just the closed model was built. Until 1938 bodies of every model was conventional steel on wood methods however in that year they became all steel. Performance was not the strong point however 70 mph possible: the auto featured identical cabin sizes and all luxury interiors as its longer engine brothers.
In spite of its slow performance, contrasting the 4-cylinder 1½-liter and its 6-cylinder kin, opined that the smallest engined form of the auto was "as is frequently the case ... the sweetest running auto" with a "big auto cruising speed in the sixties". The car utilized Girling mechanical operated brakes.
Jaguar Mark Series (1945-1970)
Jaguar Mark 1 (1955-1959)
The Jaguar Mark 1 is a British saloon car produced by Jaguar between 1955 and 1959. It was referred to in contemporary company documentation as the Jaguar 2.4 Litre and Jaguar 3.4 Litre. Its designation Mark 1 followed its October 1959 replacement by Jaguar's 2.4-litre Mark 2. The 2.4 Litre was the company's first small saloon since the end of its 1½ and 2½ Litre cars in 1949, and was an immediate success, easily outselling the larger much more
Jaguar Mark 2 (1959-1967)
The Jaguar Mark 2 is a medium-sized saloon car built from late 1959 to 1967 by Jaguar in Coventry, England. The outmoded Jaguar 2.4 Litre and 3.4 Litre models made between 1955 and 1959 are identified as Mark 1 Jaguars.
Jaguar Mark IV (1945–1949)
The Jaguar Mark IV (pronounced mark four) is a range of automobiles built by Jaguar Cars from 1945 to 1949. The cars were marketed as the Jaguar 1½ litre, Jaguar 2½ litre and Jaguar 3½ litre with the Mark IV name later applied in retrospect to separate this model from the succeeding Mark V range.
Jaguar Mark V (1948-1951)
The Jaguar Mark V (pronounced mark five) is a luxury automobile built by Jaguar Cars Ltd of Coventry in England from 1948 to 1951. It was available as a four door Saloon (sedan) and a two door convertible known as the Drop Head Coupé, both versions seating five adults. It was the first Jaguar with independent front suspension, first with hydraulic brakes, first with fender skirts (spats), first specifically designed to be produced in both Right and Left Hand Drive configurations, first with disc center wheels, first with smaller wider 16" balloon tires, first to be offered with sealed headlamps and flashing turn signals for the important American market, and the last model to use the pushrod engines
Jaguar Mark VIII (1956-1958)
The Jaguar Mark VIII is a luxury four-door sports sedan introduced by the Jaguar company of Coventry at the 1956 London Motor Show.
Jaguar Mark IX (1959-1961)
The Jaguar Mark IX is a four-door luxury saloon car produced by Jaguar Cars between 1959 and 1961. It replaced the previous Mark VIII. The early versions were identical in exterior appearance to the Mark VIII except for the addition of a chrome "Mk IX" badge to the boot lid. Later versions had a larger tail-lamp assembly with the addition of an amber section for traffic indication, visually similar to the tail-lights of the smaller Jaguar Mark 2. It was replaced by the lower and more contemporary-styled Mark X in 1961.
Jaguar Mark X (1961-1970)
The Jaguar Mark X (Mark ten), later renamed the Jaguar 420G, was British manufacturer Jaguar's top-of-the-range saloon car for a decade, from 1961 to 1970. The large, luxurious Mark X succeeded the Mark IX as the company's top saloon model, and was primarily aimed at the United States market. The company hoped to appeal to heads of state, diplomats and film stars.
Jaguar XJ Luxury Series (1968-present)
The Jaguar XJ (X351) is fourth generation of the Jaguar XJ executive saloon from Jaguar. Announced in 2009, and on sale from 2010, the fourth generation features combines revised styling with underpinnings of the previous X350 generation. The vehicle is produced at the Castle Bromwich Assembly plant in Birmingham, United Kingdom In 2014, assembly from complete knockdown kits (CKD) of the XJ would commence in Jaguar Land Rover's facility in Pune, India.
Jaguar XF Series (2007-2015)
The XF was first shown at the 2007
Frankfurt Motor Show, following after public appearance of the C-XF concept car at the North American International Auto Show in January 2007. Planned by Ian Callum, Jaguar's design director, it was a big change from its forerunner. The styling of the completed generation XF is different from that of the C-XF, mostly around the front lights and nose, which uses an oval mesh grille reflecting back to the first Jaguar XJ of 1968. The trunk kept the S-Type's chrome plated blade to its edge, and additionally incorporated a "leaper" Jaguar logo.
Jaguar XE (2105-present)
The Jaguar XE is a rear or four-wheel drive, front-engine, four-door compact executive sedan manufactured and marketed by Jaguar, designed by Ian Callum and launched at the October 2014 Paris Auto Show. XE production began in April 2015 under the internal designation X760.
The XE is noted for its aluminum suspension componentry as well as its bonded and riveted aluminium monocoque structure — the first in its segment
Jaguar Sports Cars
SS Jaguar 100 - 1936 and 1940
The SS Jaguar 100 is a British 2-seat sports car built between 1936 and 1941 by SS Cars Ltd of Coventry, England.
The manufacturer's name 'SS Cars' used from 1934 maintained a link to the previous owner, Swallow Sidecar, founded in 1922 by Walmsley and Lyons to build motorcycle sidecars. In March 1945 the S. S. Cars shareholders agreed to change the name to Jaguar Cars Limited.
Jaguar XK Series (1948-1961),(1996-2014
The Jaguar XK (XK, XK8 and XKR) is a two-door grand touring 2+2 manufactured and marketed by Jaguar Cars from 1996-2014 in coupé and convertible bodystyles, across two generations. The XK was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1996 and was last manufactured in July 2014.
Jaguar E-Type (1961-1975)
The Jaguar E-Type, or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market, is a British sports car that was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the model as an icon of the motoring world. The E-Type's 150 mph (241 km/h) top speed, sub-7-second 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, and independent front and rear suspension distinguished the car and spurred industry-wide changes.
Jaguar F-Type (1982-2003),(213-present)
The Jaguar F-Type is a two-door, two-seater sports car, manufactured by British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover under their Jaguar marque since 2013. The car's JLR D6a platform is based on a shortened version of the XK's platform. It serves as the spiritual successor to the famous E-Type while also being the potential replacement for the XK grand tourer.
The car was launched initially as a 2-door soft-top convertible, with a 2-door fastback coupé version launched in 2013.
Jaguar E-Pace (2017-present)
The Jaguar E-Pace (codename X540) is a subcompact luxury crossover SUV produced by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). It was officially revealed on 13 July 2017 and was the 2nd production Jaguar SUV.
Jaguar F-Pace (2016-present)
The Jaguar F-Pace (codename X761) is a compact luxury crossover SUV made by Jaguar Land Rover under their Jaguar marque, the first model to be built by Jaguar in the crossover SUV class. It was formally announced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, with sales expected to commence in 2016 following an unveiling at the International Motor Show Germany in Frankfurt in September 2015. The design of the F-Pace is based on the 2013 Jaguar C-X17 concept car. The 2017 Jaguar F-PACE has been named the honorary winner of the 2017 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year Awards at the New York International Auto Show.
Jaguar Electric Vehicles
Jaguar I-Pace (2018-present)
The Jaguar I-Pace is a battery-electric crossover SUV produced by British automotive company Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) under their Jaguar marque. Deliveries of the I-Pace started in the second half of 2018. It is the first electric SUV from a premium European automaker.
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