Jaguar

Jaguar is a premium automaker whose historic resonance is matched by few others. What we today know as Jaguar Cars started out in 1922 as the Swallow Sidecar Company, which later became S.S. Cars Limited. The name Jaguar was first used in September 1935, although not for the entire company, but rather for a specific sports saloon model on sale back then; the company’s name was officially changed to Jaguar in 1945, as per famed chairman Sir William Lyons’ decision - he remarked that “Unlike the S. S. name, Jaguar is distinctive and cannot be connected or confused with any similar foreign name."

The Coventry, UK-based automaker really made a name for itself after the Second World War with the now iconic XK120, Mark 2, Mark VII, the oh-so famous and widely acclaimed E-Type and more recently the XJ220 supercar (among others). Over the years, it was owned by the British Motor Corporation, then it was independent for a while, and in 1999 it officially became part of the Ford Motor Company. This lasted until 2007, when the Blue Oval announced its intention to sell Jaguar (as well as Land Rover which it also owned at the time) and this happened in 2008. The company that bought it then, India’s Tata Motors, still owns both Jaguar and Land Rover to this day.

Under Tata ownership, Jaguar got a new lease of life and the company started performing better than before - the cars developed under Ford’s ownership didn’t represent Jaguar’s happiest hour (the front-wheel drive Ford Mondeo-based X-Type or the 1999 S-Type that hasn’t really aged very well at all stand testament to that). With Tata at Jaguar’s helm, the company went through a major transformation, ditching its traditionalist approach in search of a new modern direction, one it vowed to pursue without losing its ethos or negating its rich heritage.

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2021 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Unleashed

2021 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Unleashed

E Type UK has released "Unleashed" - a brand responsible for reimagining the classic E-Type in a modern world

E-Type UK, a brand that’s well known for restoring classic Jaguar E-Types with utmost precision has decided to take a different path with the announcement of the new brand “Unleased.” This new sub-brand won’t only restore classic Jaguar E-Types, but will bring them into the modern world via a hefty list of updates that some purists might find a little offensive. Of course, if you keep an open mind, you’ll find that Unleashed is doing something pretty cool.

The first Unleashed model is based on the E-Type Series 3, and as you can see from the pictures we have here, this car looks every bit like a classic E-Type, albeit with a few exterior enhancements, like the wrap-around chrome, custom made grille, and the new badging. More chrome can be found around back, and you can’t ignore the new 16-inch wheels, either.

Basic enhancements inside help the cabin feel more luxurious, including the new aluminum center console, updated and custom-made leather seats, and the piano black dashboard. Beyond this, however, is where the controversy really comes into play. See, this classic E-Type is a lot more modern than you’d expect, even if you don’t notice at first glance. Modern enhancements include an engine start button, electric windows, Bluetooth connectivity, surround sound speakers, a heated windshield, and a complete air conditioning system. If you’re able to get past that, the powertrain under the hood will really get you excited.

The original 5.3-liter V-12 has been re-engineered and each of the 12 cylinders bored out, pushing the 272 horsepower of the early 1970s to a health 400 horsepower. Displacement has obviously grown, with the engine now displacing 6.1-liters vs. 5.3-liters. The engine is also mated to a new five-speed manual gearbox and features a bespoke chassis with a completely new steering, suspension, and brake setup.

As you can imagine, an Unleashed E-Type Series 3 doesn’t come cheap. The program starts at £325,000 or about $512,825 at current exchange rates. And, by the way, that doesn’t include the suitable doner car, which according to Classic.com can get quite expensive. The lowest sale ever was $13,200 while the highest price is $254,252. The most recent sale commanded $87,319. Is a modernized E-Type Series 3 worth well beyond a half-million bones? You tell us what you think in the comments section below!

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Jaguar Land Rover Is Making Big Moves to Fix Its Reputation

Jaguar Land Rover Is Making Big Moves to Fix Its Reputation

Jaguar and Land Rover has been plagued with quality and reliability problems, but that’s starting to change

When an automaker is in turbulent times, sometimes all it takes is the right person to turn it all around. Take Jaguar and Land Rover for example – two companies that have been plagued by quality and reliability issues to the point that the whole world knows just how bad they really are. And I’m not even exaggerating, either. In What Car’s 2020 reliability survey, Land Rover landed dead last in position No. 31 with a score of 78.2-percent, or 10-percent less than Renault at 87.6-percent in position No. 30. Jaguar did a little better in position 21 with a score of 91.8-percent, but you get the idea – neither company is known for two things that matter the most. There was even a protest at JLR’s Shanghai headquarters in 2018 over poor performance. For 2021 and beyond, however, both brands could very well see a completely different fortune.

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1967 Jaguar E-type Series 1¼ Coupe By Electrogenic

1967 Jaguar E-type Series 1¼ Coupe By Electrogenic

Is this EV-converted aguar E-Type the Ultimate Resto-Mod?

For better or worse, there has been a notable tendency for classic car EV conversions. This 1967 Jaguar E-Type Coupe is the latest example thanks to the masters at Electrogenic. On the outside, the "Jag" looks like a well-executed classic restoration, but under the elegant body, there’s a modern electric drivetrain. It was recently announced, just ahead of the London Classic Car Show where the car will make its debut and celebrate its 60th anniversary.

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1967 Jaguar E-type Series 1¼ Coupe converted by Electrogenic

1967 Jaguar E-type Series 1¼ Coupe converted by Electrogenic

Electrogenic found a way to make the E-Type even cooler: by adding an electric powertrain

Remember back in 2017 when Jaguar showcased that 1968 1.5 Series Roadster with an all-electric powertrain? Dubbed the Jaguar E-Type Zero, that car was created to “future-proof classic car ownership.” Taking it a step further, it’s also the only electric sports coupe that Jaguar has actually ever made – at least for now, as the company is supposed to go all electric by 2025. But, that’s a story for another time. So, why am I talking about the E-Type Zero? Well, another company known as Electrogenic has managed to give an old 1967 Jaguar 1.25-series E-Type Coupe (the one bult primarily for the U.S. market) an all-electric powertrain. Is it crazy? Sure; and may even it’ll rub a few enthusiasts the wrong way. But at least this car will be able to cruise through the city after non-EVs are outright banned.

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After Failing To Take On BMW and Audi, Jaguar Makes An Even Bigger Mistake

After Failing To Take On BMW and Audi, Jaguar Makes An Even Bigger Mistake

Jaguar couldn’t take on regular luxury brands, so it thinks it can fight Porsche and Bentley

If you don’t think Jaguar has been confused about what it’s doing lately, then you should probably pay a little more attention. As an example, back in 2019, Jaguar teased its new XJ electric saloon at the reveal of the 2020 Land Rover Defender launch event. The very next day Jaguar said there’s still life in saloons and sports cars, claiming to never give into the SUV craze. And, this is where things start to get a little wonky…..

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Jaguar Classic Reveals E-Type 60 Collection

Jaguar Classic Reveals E-Type 60 Collection

Paying tribute to the two cars displayed back in ’61 at the Geneva Motor Show

When the Jaguar E-Type was unveiled in 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show, so many people wanted to go on a test run with the coupe that Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons had to have a second car, with a roadster body, delivered from Coventry overnight. That is how special the E-Type was, and to celebrate its 60th anniversary, Jaguar will be prepping 12 restored 3.8 E-Types – six 9600 HP coupes and 77 RW roadsters.

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The Jaguar XJ is Dead, and The Rest of the Lineup Might Follow

The Jaguar XJ is Dead, and The Rest of the Lineup Might Follow

Jaguar plans big changes in the near future

With the increasing expansion of electric vehicles, more and more car companies are rethinking their strategies. One of the latest cases is Jaguar. The esteemed car manufacturer from Great Britain will be making a complete transition to electric propulsion in the coming years. This means that some of our favorite models from Jaguar will undoubtedly face extinction, starting with the flagship sedan – XJ. What does this mean for the rest of the brand’s current lineup? How much of it will be left and what can we expect in the future?

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Jaguar Brings The Iconic C-Type Back To Life With A Continuation Series

Jaguar Brings The Iconic C-Type Back To Life With A Continuation Series

Jaguar’s fourth continuation series car is the Le Mans-winning C-Type

British automaker Jaguar has just announced a new continuation series for one of its legendary classic models, the C-Type. A race car originally built from 1951 to 1953, the C-Type joins the D-Type, Lightweight E-Type, and XKSS on Jaguar’s list of classic cars revived through the company’s Continuation project.

Just like the cars before it, the C-Type Continuation will be built to original specs using data from the brand’s archive and by scanning on original model. Only eight will be built, adding to the 53 examples that Jaguar assembled in the 1950s.

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2021 Jaguar E-Type Low Drag GT by Eagle

2021 Jaguar E-Type Low Drag GT by Eagle

It’s a modern-day successor in the true sense

Most would agree that many great cars came from the 1960s. It was a time of style, performance, and competitive spirit. Although these days are long gone, the people who remember them and those who want to familiarize themselves with the vintage motoring experience, companies like Eagle are recreating the old formula with a touch of refinement.

Eagle is a small British car company that has been making some of the most exciting Jaguar E-Types for over 35 years now. The Eagle Low Drag GT is said to be the ultimate way of experiencing Jaguar’s vintage motorsports prowess. But just how much E-Type is there in it?

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2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible - Driven

2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible - Driven

Jaguar’s sporty convertible has some strong selling points, but is it Porsche 911 and Mercedes SL good?

It took 27 years for the Jaguar F-Type to be born, with its roots tracing all the way back to the XJ41 and XJ42 concepts of 1986. There was also the F-Type Concept back in 2000 and the C-X16 Concept in 2011. Finally, in 2013, this sexy two-seater grand tourer was born and – oddly enough – it was launched as a convertible first with the coupe model to follow a year later. That is, technically where the F-Type’s story stops as it’s been on the market ever since, soldiering on as a first-generation model. It was facelifted in 2019 for the 2020 model year and we’ve been wondering if the now-seven-year-old F-Type has aged as well as other dinosaurs on the market like the Dodge Challenger (2008) and Nissan GT-R (2007). Well, we finally got behind the wheel of the Jaguar F-Type P380 AWD, and let’s just say that we had a lot of fun. This is what you need to know about it.

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2020 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV

2020 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV

This is the British automaker’s all-electric virtual endurance race car coming to Gran Turismo in 2021

Jaguar has come up with the Vision Gran Turismo SV, a concept car for the Gran Turismo video game that’s coming up for the PS5 in 2021. Following up on last year’s Vision Gran Turismo Coupe, this all-electric car comes with four motors that churn out almost 1,900 horses combined!

The company calls it the “ultimate virtual endurance racer” and pays homage to many models from the past. The circuit board livery even has references to the 1951 C-Type and the 1954 D-Type’s Le Mans debuts. Can we have a production version of this, please?

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2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

The performance SUV comes with increased torque, better tech features, and a whole lot of tweaks to aid its drive dynamics

Not too long ago, Jaguar updated the F-Pace for the 2021 model year. The SUV came with a lot of changes inside out. Now, the company has updated the performance version of the SUV – the F-Pace SVR. It comes with a few external tweaks, mostly that enhance the ride quality, some changes inside the cabin, and the biggest of them all, increased torque output and better performance figures. Does the SVR now qualify to be the best performance SUV that Jaguar has to offer?

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An Ex-Sebring 12-Hour Jaguar D-Type Is for Sale, But You May Need to Sell a Kidney to afford It

An Ex-Sebring 12-Hour Jaguar D-Type Is for Sale, But You May Need to Sell a Kidney to afford It

This 1955 Jaguar D-Type was once driven by SCCA star George Constantine and can now be yours

Has there ever been a more famous sports car than the Jaguar D-Type? Following in the footsteps of the C-Type, Jaguar’s first purpose-built racer, the D-Type defined an entire era of sports car racing and did so with a combination of charm and power that has arguably never been matched.

From its howling inline-six engine, its emblematic curves culminating with that tail-fin, to the myriad of race wins it achieved throughout the ’50s, the D-Type stands tall across the ages as perhaps the embodiment of Jaguar’s finest hour. And you can now own an example made during the original production run some 64 years ago.

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2021 Jaguar E-Pace

2021 Jaguar E-Pace

New platform, new engine options, and a new infotainment system - is this a refresh or a generation change?

Jaguar and Land Rover have been quite active in recent months with the 2021 model year updates. We saw the F-Pace, Velar, and the XF Sportbrake among other products being updated in recent months. This time, it’s time for the E-Pace to be updated.

Although it comes with similar updates like its other family members, which include new mild- and plug-in hybrid options and tweaked interior and exterior, the E-Pace comes with another big change – a new architecture. Will this make the SUV better than the current model?

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2021 Jaguar XF

2021 Jaguar XF

Mid-size luxury sedans are generally considered to be the sweet spot between comfort and performance. They are just the right size and usually offer a wide range of drivetrain options. The Jaguar XF is nearing its sixth production year and received a well-deserved facelift in order to continue to effectively rival the German trio in the luxury sedan segment. With this came new powertrain options, including a mild-hybrid version. Does the newly-revised XF offer something that’s worth giving it a second look? Let’s find out and see if it’s still a viable alternative to the usual suspects in the segment.

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2021 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

2021 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

This wagon is an exciting proposition, but the 2021 model won’t make it to the U.S.

Jaguar recently gave the XF a midlife refresh for the 2021 model. While the company updated both the sedan and the wagon, only the former will be sold Stateside. Not too long ago, the automaker confirmed that the XF Sportbrake will no longer be available in the U.S., the reason for it being poor sales.

At a time when automakers were removing wagons from their U.S. lineup, Jaguar decided to introduce the XF Sportbrake. The move backfired and in less than four years after bringing it to our shores, the company has axed it.

However, for the 2021 model, the XF Sportbrake comes with changes inside out that fall in line with the changes made to the XF sedan. Will the European customers be tempted to opt for this refreshed model?

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Jaguar's Model Lineup Just Got a Lot Smaller In the United States

Jaguar’s Model Lineup Just Got a Lot Smaller In the United States

The list of wagons available in the U.S. become thinner as Jaguar axes the XF Sportbrake

The station wagon market is so small in the U.S. than you only need the fingers of one hand to count the grocery getters you can buy. Well, you can cut the Jaguar XF Sportbrake from that list because the British wagon won’t be available for 2021. And no, Jaguar didn’t axe the model altogether; the XF Sportbrake is being discontinued only in the U.S. The XE compact sedan is also getting axed due to poor sales.

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The New Range Rover EV and Jaguar XJ EV Delayed, But Only By a Little

The New Range Rover EV and Jaguar XJ EV Delayed, But Only By a Little

The delay is by a couple of months, but at least the Range Rover EV is confirmed by the automaker

The pandemic threw a spanner in the works for most of the automakers out there. This seemed to have happened at the worse time since this is the transition phase and many automakers were gearing up to launch new electric vehicles. Jaguar and Land Rover are no exceptions to that. Autocar got hold of a transcript of JLR’s conference call with its investors which reveals the debut date for electric cars from both brands will debut in October and November. This is slightly delayed when compared to the earlier planned launches in August and September.

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2021 Jaguar F-Pace

2021 Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar has introduced the 2021 F-Pace with some external tweaks, revised interior, and new engines under the hood

Jaguar has refreshed the F-Pace for 2021 model year, and it comes with quite a few changes. While the changes are subtle on the outside - so subtle that a layman won’t even notice it – the automaker has rejigged the cabin. The old screen is swapped with a new, larger touchscreen infotainment system, and there are new engine options available under the hood, including a hybrid that offers up to 33 miles of electric range. Will this help elevate the Jaguar F-Pace in such a competitive segment?

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Jaguar's Continuation 3.8-Liter Engine for Old E-Types is Downright Expensive

Jaguar’s Continuation 3.8-Liter Engine for Old E-Types is Downright Expensive

Jaguar now offers newly built 3.8-liter engines for classic models, but you still need to source parts

Jaguar is offering a few cool performance-oriented models nowadays, but it’s also building limited-series continuation cars. As of 2020, the Jaguar Classic workshop rolled out three continuation series for the iconic XK SS, E-Type Lightweight, and the Le Mans-winning D-Type.

But Jaguar Classic is now also offering a continuation series of its inline-six XK engine in a 3.8-liter format. The XK mill was first introduced back in 1949, but it remained in production for more than four decades, until 1992. However, the 3.8-liter variant was short-lived. First used in the XK 150 in 1958, it was discontinued in 1968, when it was replaced by a larger, 4.2-liter version. This continuation engine is the perfect choice if you’re restoring an old Jaguar, but it’s decidedly expensive.

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2021 Lister Stealth

2021 Lister Stealth

The Stealth is ’Britain’s Fastest SUV’

Jaguar F-Pace is a nice package overall and an all-rounded SUV. The most powerful trim in the lineup is the supercharged SVR which makes 550 horses and 502 pound-feet of torque. However, it is now trumped by an iteration made by another British company called Lister.

Lister has officially revealed the Stealth, an SUV based on the Jaguar F-Pace that makes 666 horses and 650 pound-feet of torque. The performance figures are also better than the F-Pace SVR’s, closely matching the newly-crowned world’s fastest SUV, the Dodge Durango Hellcat.

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Is a 2020 BMW X6 M50i Faster Than Jaguar's Supercharged F-Pace SVR?

Is a 2020 BMW X6 M50i Faster Than Jaguar’s Supercharged F-Pace SVR?

Here’s a half-mile race that’s supposed to shed some light on the matter

If you told us two decades ago that we’ll have SUVs fitted with bumped-up V-8 engines roaming the streets, able to pull off insane 0-60 figures, we would have sent you home for a nap to cure that drunkenness. Fast forward 20 years and drag racing performance SUVs is becoming the norm, so here’s today’s duel: the BMW X6 M50imeets the F-Pace SVR. Care for a bet?

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Is the 2020 BMW M5 Competition Really Better Than the Jaguar Project 8?

Is the 2020 BMW M5 Competition Really Better Than the Jaguar Project 8?

It depends on what you want in both cars

The BMW M5 Competition is arguably the best car the German automaker has on the road these days. It checks all the boxes you’d want in a prized super saloon. Refinement? Check. Class and sophistication? Check. Power and performance? Check. If you want something from a car, the M5 Competition probably has it in spades. Knowing all of that, is it possible that the M5 Competition is too good of a car that when you line it up opposite, say, a Jaguar Project 8, you’d enjoy the much-less refined special project Jag more than the BMW saloon? Veteran auto scribe Harry Metcalf sought to find an answer to that question, and he did so the only way he knows why: driving both cars and seeing which of the two is the better car.

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What is the Cheapest Jaguar?

The cheapest Jaguar you can buy right now in the US is the XE sedan, available from $36,995. It’s Jaguar’s rival for the BMW 3 Series and what it brings to the table are razor sharp handling (among the best-in-class), sleek, sporty exterior design and a surprisingly comfortable ride. Its biggest downfall was always the cramped interior, though, which, before the recent facelift, didn’t feel especially premium - it had a low rent feel compared to premium rivals. This has been addressed with the recent refresh, but there’s nothing Jaguar could do about the mildly claustrophobic feel that occupants get inside.

What is the Sportiest Jaguar?

The sportiest series production Jaguar currently on sale has to be the F-Type. As its name suggests, its makers intended for it to be the spiritual successor to the highly acclaimed E-Type of the 1960s. It is a traditional coupe, with its longitudinally-positioned engine sending its power to the rear wheels (or to all four, depending on which version you go for). It is available as either a coupe or a convertible, powered by four-, six- or eight-cylinder engines, so it caters to a wide range of potential buyers. Jaguar also builds some limited series models that are sportier than the standard F-Tye, though, like the F-Type Project 7 (only 250 made) or the bonkers XE SV Project 8 (just 300 will be made), which is the most powerful road-going Jaguar ever (more powerful than the XJ220 supercar of the 1990s).

What is the Most Popular Jaguar?

Given that SUVs and crossovers are hugely popular these days, you’d think that the most popular Jaguar model is a high-rider. And you’d be right, because it’s the F-Pace, the larger of the company’s two available SUV models. Its sales peak was in 2017, when a total of 76,350 units were sold worldwide. The XE and XF sedans are also fairly popular too, selling 30,000 to 40,000 units per year each. Jaguar’s smallest SUV, the E-Pace, sold 42,186 units in 2018, its first full year on sale. The company’s first all-electric vehicle, the i-Pace sold just over 5,000 units in 2018 (also its first full year on sale).

What is the Most Expensive Jaguar?

Believe it or not, the most expensive Jaguar you can currently buy new is an all-electric version of the classic E-Type (called E-Type Zero). The price is quite astronomical, though - close to $1.1-million. The second most expensive new Jag is the XE SV Project 8, an extreme track-focused version of the XE with 592 horsepower which will set you back from $189,000. Aside from these two rather special vehicles, the most expensive regular production car is the top-spec version of the XJ. Called the XJR575, it packs 575 horsepower and has a starting price of just over $123,000.

What is the Fastest Jaguar?

The fastest Jaguar on sale right now is the XE SV Project 8. Its supercharged V-8 puts out 592 horsepower, has a claimed sprint time from naught to 60 mph of 3.3 seconds and its top speed is 200 mph (322 km/h). It’s not the fastest road-going Jaguar ever, though, as that distinction will probably remain with the early-to-mid 1990s Jaguar XJ220, a proper mid-engined supercar whose top speed was recorded at 212.3 mph (341.7 km/h). It’s unlikely that another production Jag (that we know of) will ever come close to beating it, especially since the automaker’s last attempt at making a supercar, the C-X75, failed. It was a vehicle with a top speed of 220 mph (354 km/h), but it was killed close to the end of its development cycle with no sign that anything similar might be undertaken in the near future.

Are Jaguar Cars Reliable?

Jaguar reliability is a mixed bag, so owner experiences do vary quite dramatically. There are many quite vocal current (and now former) Jaguar owners who express their dissatisfaction on forums, and even though most say the cars themselves aren’t inherently bad (they praise them for being beautiful and very good to drive); they report very frequent problems with their car - opinions seem to be mostly negative, although there are still plenty of owners out there who are generally pleased with their purchase. Main problems reported by owners have to do with the drivetrain, electronics as well as frequent squeaks, rattles and leaks.