Who Owns Jaguar?

The Jaguar luxury vehicle brand is a British company owned by the Indian automotive manufacturing giant Tata Motors. Jaguar started and became known for performance-focused luxury sedans, coupes, and SUVs, and where Jaguar cars are made today, then visit Jaguar West Chester near Chester Springs to experience one of these impressive models in person!

What Is Tata Motors?

Tata Motors is headquartered in Mumbai, India, and they are owned by the conglomerate Tata Group. This larger company has businesses in a variety of global industries including hospitality, steel, and telecommunications. Here is a little bit to know about Jaguar and Tata Motors:

  1. Jaguar Cars and Land Rover were both purchased in 2008 by Tata Motors and fully joined into Jaguar Land Rover Limited in 2013.
  2. Tata Motors owns several other automotive operations worldwide in the commercial vehicle segment and the passenger vehicle segment.
  3. Tata Motors belongs to Tata Group, originally started in 1868 as a trading company.
  4. Tata Group was known for milestones like India’s first hotel with electricity in 1907, Western India’s first hydro powerplant, and the establishment of the Indian Institute of Science in 1911.

Who Owned Jaguar?

Jaguar began as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922, manufacturing motorcycle sidecars in Blackpool, England. Founders William Lyons and William Walmsley decided to rebrand the company as an auto manufacturer and renamed it S.S. Cars Limited. Here’s how it became the Jaguar brand creating the luxury cars we know today.

  1. In 1935 a sports saloon model (aka a sports sedan) called the SS Jaguar was released, alongside the SS Jaguar 100, an open-top two-passenger sports car.
  2. In 1945, the S.S. Cars was renamed Jaguar Cars Limited to distinguish themselves as a memorable brand.
  3. Jaguar became known for stunning sports cars like the Jaguar XK120 and Jaguar E-TYPE and for international motorsports, winning the 1951 and 1953 Le Mans 24-Hour Race.
  4. In 1965, Jaguar Cars became part of British Motor Holdings Limited, which later merged with the Rover manufacturer Leyland Motor Corporation Limited, creating the British Leyland Motor Corporation.
  5. The British Leyland Motor Corporation became nationalized in 1975 due to financial difficulties, but in 1984 Jaguar became its own company again.
  6. Ford Motors purchased Jaguar in 1999 and purchased Land Rover in 2000, selling both to Tata Motors in 2008.

Who Makes Jaguar?

You’ll find the Jaguar Land Rover headquarters in Coventry, England, which is about two hours north of London. Two design centers and three manufacturing plants are dotted around the United Kingdom, which make both genuine Jaguar and Land Rover models. The Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations models are made at the SVO Technical Center in Warwickshire, England, and in Halewood, England near Liverpool they primarily produce Land Rover models.

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