Who Owns Jaguar?

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The Jaguar luxury vehicle brand has its origins and manufacturing plants in Britain, but it is owned by the Indian company Tata Motors–one largest automotive manufacturers in the world. Explore Jaguar history and trivia at Autobahn Jaguar Fort Worth, then browse our inventory to find your favorite British-made India-owned new Jaguar for sale in the DFW area.

What is There to Know About Tata Motors?

Tata Motors has its headquarters in Mumbai and it is owned by the conglomerate Tata Group. This group is involved in a wide array of industries including hospitality, steel, telecommunications, and more. Here are some things 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. In its early days, 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 Has Owned Jaguar In the Past?

Jaguar started in Blackpool, England as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922 by William Lyons and William Walmsley, and was soon renamed S.S. Cars Limited. 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. How did these Jaguar models become the luxury car company we know today?

  1. In 1945, S.S. Cars was renamed Jaguar Cars Limited to distinguish themselves as a memorable brand.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The British Leyland Motor Corporation became nationalized in 1975 due to financial difficulties, but in 1984 Jaguar became its own company again.
  5. Ford Motors purchased Jaguar in 1999 and purchased Land Rover in 2000, selling both to Tata Motors in 2008.

Who Makes Jaguar?

Jaguar models are still designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom–Jaguar Land Rover headquarters are located two hours north of London in Coventry. There are two design centers and three manufacturing plants in Britain that make genuine Jaguarand Land Rover models and parts.

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