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 XF Sportbrake

2021 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Jaguar’s sleek people carrier is in for a new face and tweaked internals

Despite being busy adding the finishing touches on the refreshed F-Pace and F-Type, Jaguar isn’t forgetting about the XF Sportbrake. The sporty wagon is also in line to receive a mid-life revamp, and chances are Jaguar will go for the same approach it used on the XE: a comprehensive exterior redesign coupled with cabin tweaks and some changes in the powertrain department.

Our carparazzi have spotted the XF Sportbrake in test mule form, hiding under a lot of camouflage, but we can still tell you a thing or two about what’s in store for Jag’s executive wagon, despite the fact that the interior remains a mystery for now. Here’s everything we’re are expecting from the facelifted 2021 Jaguar XF Sportbrake.

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Could the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Signal Jaguar's Return To The Supercar Arena?

Could the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Signal Jaguar’s Return To The Supercar Arena?

Jaguar teased us a few years ago with the C-X75 but now it could actually create a sucessor to the XJ220 that might be made with help from an unexpected ally

It’s been 25 years since Jaguar discontinued its last supercar, the great XJ220 amid poor sales at a time when people really weren’t eager to buy $1 million mid-engined monsters. Nowadays, there are more millionaires than ever in the world and Jaguar, while focusing on expanding its EV lineup, could be planning a shock return to the world of high-performance supercars with something inspired by the jaw-dropping and all-electric Vision Gran Turismo presented late last month. This may well become the halo car for a new era of the Leaping Cat.

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Will the Next-Gen Jaguar F-Type Actually Be Derived From the Aston Martin Vantage?

Will the Next-Gen Jaguar F-Type Actually Be Derived From the Aston Martin Vantage?

Let’s start this by saying that the 2021 F-Type will still be a joy to watch…

Believe it or not, the Jaguar F-Type has been on the market for eight straight years without the customary nip and tuck. That’s a lot, even for a sports car that usually gets to live longer than your run-of-the-mill sedan - the best example here is the Nissan 370Z, which still marches on to this day. The 2021 F-Type, however, will come to fix that as Jaguar is looking to revamp its range-topper in order to keep customer interest high, and there have been suggestions that it will be derived from the Aston Martin Vantage.

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2019 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo

2019 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo

The Big Cat makes the leap to the video game world with a raunchy supercar concept

Not content with its current lineup of models, Jaguar has announced the arrival of its latest masterpiece, the completely digital Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo. It’s not a real supercar that will terrorize roads in the near future; the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo is a low-slung all-electric supercar that will terrorize all the hapless racers that get in its way in the Gran Turismo Sport racing game. The sleek two-door supercar takes design cues from a lot of Jaguar’s existing model lineup. It’s also powered by a stuffing of electric motors that combine to produce four-digit levels of power. In other words, the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo is a monster, and this monster will make its way to the video game world by the end of November.

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2020 Jaguar F-Pace

2020 Jaguar F-Pace

The F-Pace is in line for a bunch of cosmetic changes and possibly a mild-hybrid powertrain to complement the existing engines

The Jaguar F-Pace arrived late to the SUV/crossover party. With it, the Indian-owned British carmaker had the intent of crashing the said party, but things didn’t quite go as planned. Although zippy on the asphalt and rather spacious, the F-Pace found it difficult to break the BMW-Mercedes-Audi-Porsche quartet: BMW has the spirited driving baked into every SUV it churns out, Mercedes-Benz relies heavily on comfort and plushness, while Audi ticks the material quality and hi-tech design boxes first and foremost, and Porsche kind of has everything. The Volvo XC60 is also lurking around, as is the Range Rover Velar. Yet a new set of spy shots hints at a redesigned F-Pace. Has Jaguar learned its lesson? Stick with us to find out.

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2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe

2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe

The Jaguar F-Type is, arguably, one of the best-looking sports cars on the market today and one could even go so far as to say it’s one of the best lookers of the decade. While this might be true, it has also been on the market since 2013, and we all know that it’s due to be replaced in 2020. We’ve finally seen the first prototype of the 2021 Jaguar F-Type being tested, and we have to admit that there’s going to be some serious changes taking place. Expect a similar silhouette with an all-new face and rear end. There’s also a certain rumor about the V-8 engine that you don’t want to miss out on, so be sure to check out our drivetrain section to learn more about that.

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A Jaguar I-Pace SVR Will Happen, But The Question Is: When?

A Jaguar I-Pace SVR Will Happen, But The Question Is: When?

Jaguar wants to build the I-Pace SVR, but hasn’t ironed out all the important details yet

The Jaguar I-Pace has been around for some months now, and Jaguar is already set on sticking the SVR badge to its first-ever electric car. That’s right, the carmaker isn’t pondering its options or considering such a performance-oriented version - it will make it. The only thing that’s bothering us is there’s no word on when is Jaguar planning to deliver the said I-Pace SVR.

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Jaguar Is Placing a Call to 2010 for the Next-Gen, Mid-Engined F-Type and Successor to the XJ220

Jaguar Is Placing a Call to 2010 for the Next-Gen, Mid-Engined F-Type and Successor to the XJ220

A concept from the past could play a huge role in shaping Jaguar’s sports car future

A nine-year-old concept from Jaguar’s past could turn out to be the key that unlocks the automaker’s plans for the next-generation F-Type sports car. It’s not uncommon for car companies to dig up past concepts and use them as inspiration for a future model they are planning, but this one has a different feel to it, in part because of the aura surrounding the concept in question.

The Jaguar C-X75 concept remains one of the biggest what-ifs in the sports car world. It was launched in 2010 to great fanfare, and while the hype surrounding the concept never materialized, we could be looking at a better-late-than-never case now that Jaguar’s designers and engineers are looking at the C-X75 as a possible inspiration for the next-generation F-Type. The incumbent sports car still has a few years left in the market, but with preparations for the next-generation model set to begin soon, there’s a possibility that our hopes of seeing the C-X75 come to life will finally happen, even if it’s not in the form we initially expected.

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Jaguar Thinks There's Still Life in Saloons and Sports Cars and Won't Give Into the SUV Craze

Jaguar Thinks There’s Still Life in Saloons and Sports Cars and Won’t Give Into the SUV Craze

It’s an inspired move from the Big Cat. Let’s hope it works out.

As the auto world ditches sedans and sports cars and turns its collective attention towards crossovers and SUVs, Jaguar isn’t turning its back on its bread and butter. The British automaker has jumped into the SUV market, but it will also continue to develop and create saloons and sports cars. Jaguar design chief Julian Thomson made that emphatically clear, saying that non-SUVs — as they’re called now — remain important markets for the company. Rest easy now, fans of the XJ, XE, and XF. All three models are here to stay. They might come in different forms soon — hello, all-electric XJ! — but the nameplates will remain part of Jaguar’s model portfolio in the foreseeable future.

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Next-gen Jaguar XJ Teased at 2020 Land Rover Defender Launch Event

Next-gen Jaguar XJ Teased at 2020 Land Rover Defender Launch Event

All-new Jaguar XJ shows some skin at the 2019 Frankfurt MotorShow

Jaguar is certainly working on an all-new XJ flagship sedan model - we know this because the automaker teased its upcoming top tier three-box model back in 2018 and now it’s done it again, briefly, at the reveal event of the all-new Land Rover Defender. We didn’t get to see much, though, but it was enough to get us talking about the new big Jag, because it’s always been an interesting car and the automaker has some big formula changes planned for the next-gen model.

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Ecurie Ecosse Revives The Glorious Jaguar XJ13 With Sexy Tribute

Ecurie Ecosse Revives The Glorious Jaguar XJ13 With Sexy Tribute

A Le Mans winner that never was is back better than ever

Back in 1997, a Japanese collector offered $15.7 million (in today’s money) to buy the unique Jaguar XJ13. His offer, three times the asking price of a Ferrari 250 GTO at the time, was denied. Now, there’s something that looks almost like the XJ13 but performs better in every area. Welcome the Ecurie Ecosse LM69, the ultimate tribute to Jaguar’s first mid-engined car, the stillborn monster that should’ve intervened in the Ford vs. Ferrari war.

Under the baton of Frank Raymond ’Lofty’ England, Jaguar had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans an incredible five times throughout the ’50s with the Malcolm Sayer-penned C-Type and its successor, the D-Type but, then, Jaguar’s star in sports car endurance racing faded away as Ferrari took over as the dominant force. By the early ’60s, the Leaping Cat was still racing in long-distance events but on the nose of the elegant E-Type that was a production-based Grand Tourer, nowhere near a prototype that became a thing at Le Mans and elsewhere in endurance racing as Ferrari debuted the 250 P in 1963, the same year when Lola unleashed the Mk. 6 GT, the forefather (in some ways) of Ford’s original GT.

William Haynes, Jaguar’s Head of Engineering, had been toying around with the idea of building a mid-engined prototype since the dawn of the ’60s when he realized how effective a midship layout is in other forms of motorsport such as Formula 1. This idea was coupled with another one that’d been cooking in Jaguar’s ovens for quite a while - that of building a V-12 that would be used as a stressed member of the chassis. The end result was the Jaguar XJ13, a car that was outgunned almost right from the moment it was born and, as FISA banned big-engined prototypes at the end of ’67, it also had no place to race on the world stage. Now, Ecurie Ecosse, the historic Jaguar team that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Jaguar machinery in the ’50s, brought the XJ13 back to life or, rather, an XJ13 built to 1969 rules. Mark us intrigued!

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Jaguar F-Type Shows Off at Goodwood, Gets in Trouble Because Of It

Jaguar F-Type Shows Off at Goodwood, Gets in Trouble Because Of It

Riding on two wheels is awesome until trouble arrives

The 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed had no shortage of memorable moments. On its own, the hill climb event was one of the hottest tickets over the weekend, and at least one vehicle made sure everyone got their money’s worth. For the record, the Jaguar F-Type is a great sports car. It boasts an angry 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine that’s lively and relatively fuel-efficient at the same time. It handles like a charm, and it’s poised and responsive on the road. The F-Type is the type of performance model that has few, if any, weaknesses. Unfortunately, one of those weaknesses is getting driven around a course…on two wheels. No sports car should be subjected to such inane gimmickry, and yet, there it was, a Jaguar F-Type, getting driven around the Goodwood hill climb on two wheels. It didn’t take long for something to go wrong, but, hey, at least the F-Type finished the hill climb, even if it was coughing and wheezing in the end.

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Lister Once Again Proves its Ability to Build Jaguars with a Mean Streak

Lister Once Again Proves its Ability to Build Jaguars with a Mean Streak

It’s called the Lister LFT-C, and it packs a devilish 666 horsepower

Six months after unveiling the LFP, a.k.a. the fastest SUV in the world, Lister is back in the headlines with another monstrous creation, the LFT-C. The raunchy sports car wears a bespoke interior and packs a heavily modified 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine that produces 666 horsepower. It can also sprint from 0 to 62 mph in a little over three seconds, and it’s capable of maxing out at 203 mph. It’s also limited to just ten units, making it far more exclusive than its coupé counterpart, the LFT-666. Oh, and over and above all that, the Lister LFT-C is also a convertible, making it the fastest and most potent convertible Lister has ever created.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2017 Jaguar XJ

Wallpaper of the Day: 2017 Jaguar XJ

If you’re looking for a full-scale sedan but don’t want to go with the big German three, then Jaguar is where you want to look. And, look no further than the Jaguar XJ – a premium luxury sedan dripping wet with style, leather, technology, and decent performance too. It’s offered with a range of supercharged engines that includes a 3.0-liter V-6 and a 5.0-liter V-8. Power output ranges from a decent 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque all of the way up to 550 horsepower and 680 pound-feet of torque. That’s one fast, beautiful, luxury sedan, don’t you think. Well, we certainly do, and that’s why we’ve decided to make it out wallpaper of the day. We’ve hand-picked our favorite and compiled a gallery of plenty more in case you’re into something a little different.

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Jaguar Land Rover Thinks it Can Help Stop the Spread of Colds

Jaguar Land Rover Thinks it Can Help Stop the Spread of Colds

And you don’t even need to plunk down a copay

The automotive tech wars are as hot as ever, and Jaguar Land Rover is looking to invest in the future in a variety of fields, including autonomous driving and augmented reality driver assists. Now, JLR will step into a new space - disease prevention. Thanks to the implementation of ultraviolet light technology (UV-C) with a vehicle’s onboard heating / ventilation / air conditioning (HVAC) system, JLR hopes to stop the spread of colds, the flu, and other pathogens.

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Lister Unveils Roofless LFT-666, Calls It LFT-C

Lister Unveils Roofless LFT-666, Calls It LFT-C

The 2019 Lister LFT-C is a Project 7-flavored open-top F-Type that’s a lot more exclusive

The popularity of Lister’s LFT-666, formerly known as the Thunder, prompted the British outfit to create the LFT-C as an attention-grabber while it works on the Knobbly. The LFT-C features "an almost unlimited options list," packs the same 657 horsepower V-8 as the fixed-head version, and it costs $182,424. Unlike the coupe, though, only 10 LFT-Cs will ever be made.

Lister seems to be doing better than ever. The company based in Cambridge, England currently assembles the LFT-666 Coupe and the F-Pace-based LFP that’s one of the fastest SUVs money can buy in Europe. More recently, CEO Lawrence Whittaker announced plans to revive the legendary Knobbly nameplate on a retro-chic two-seater sports car with Ferrari-rivaling output, and a rebirth of the Storm is also on the cards in the future. It is, then, surprising that Lister found time to create the LFT-C at all.

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The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Wins European Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace Wins European Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show

It’s Jaguar’s first European award

The Jaguar I-Pace has been voted the European Car of the Year at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The I-Pace is the first Jaguar that won the coveted prize. It’s also the only electric car from this year’s list of finalists

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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.