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Officially Official: Tata buys Jaguar Land Rover for $2.3 billion

Ford has issued a press release confirming that it has sold both Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata Motors for an approximate price of $2.3 billion, which comes under some numbers as high as $2.65 billion that were being tossed around yesterday. The rumor that Ford will contribute to pension funds …

The New Jaguar F-Type Is a Rare, Barely Domesticated Exotic Cat (but It Barks)

The Korat is a rare, blue-furred breed of domestic cat. It has a solid build with well-developed muscles, a low body-mass index, and a substantial and surprising heft. It is described as being intelligent, alert, and observant, and as connecting well with humans—unlike most cats, which are catty …

Jaguar's Mad Men bump, and how the brand unknowingly helped write the episodes

Remember the story line in this year's <i>Mad Men</i>? The acclaimed series on AMC about an ad<br>agency in mid-1960s New York City [SPOILER ALERT] depicted the partners going after and ultimately landing the Jaguar account.<p>Today's Jaguar Cars did not advertise in the series, nor did it pay for any product or …

Jaguar releases Desire short film starring F-Type and Damian Lewis

After stoking the hype with a theatrical-style trailer, Jaguar has finally released the full-length version of its mini-movie, <i>Desire</i>, to help kick off the new 2014 Jaguar F-Type. Starring <i>Homeland actor</i> Damian Lewis across from the lovely Shannyn Sossamon, the film has been turned loose on YouTube …

Jaguar Project 7 concept is an F-Type in a D-Type mold [w/video]

In addition to the XJR, XFR-S and XKR-S GT models Jaguar is bringing to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, the manufacturer announced that the F-Type-based, D-Type-inspired Project 7 design study will make its "dynamic" debut at the festival, with driving duties assigned to Mike Cross, …

2013 Jaguar XF

New engines and all-wheel drive give the XF more range.<p>For the past five years, the Jaguar XF has been a one-trick pony, serving up nothing but V-8s and rear-wheel drive in a luxury market that demanded more. Competitors with more variants were sending the XF to the glue factory—or whatever factory …

How Jaguar Fast-Tracked AWD for Its Cars—And Why It Can’t Do More

Only Jaguar XFs and XJs with a new supercharged six will be offered with all-wheel drive, and only starting in February—months after the rear-drive versions go on sale. We’ve learned that it’s nigh-on impossible to equip the turbo-four and V-8 Jags with all-wheel drive. Join us for an excursion …

How Jaguar made that Superbowl ad

The Superbowl isn’t a sporting event so much as a gazillion pound multi-media extravaganza with a football match attached. It made a star of Janet …

Jaguar C-X17 Crossover Concept

With the Frankfurt Moto Show just a few days away, Jaguar takes to the blogosphere to reveal its<p>With the Frankfurt Moto Show just a few days away, Jaguar takes to the blogosphere to reveal its C-X17 concept vehicle as the luxury carmaker’s first ever sports crossover. What’s more is that this model …

This Is the Most Stunning Jaguar to Come Out in a Generation

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 11.20.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:29 pm. 3:29 pm<p>LOS ANGELES — The Jaguar F-Type is …

2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Costs $4000 Less Than Roadster, Starts at $65,895

550-HP Model at $99,895<p>We’ve speculated before that the Jaguar F-Type coupe may follow the pricing structure of the Porsche Boxster and Cayman with the coupe more expensive than its drop-top counterpart, but the British automaker is setting things straight at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show. The …

Road Test: 2014 Jaguar XJR

Tuned on, but not for, the Nordschleife.<p>Sleek, sexy, and formidable. The Jaguar XJR draws eyes with its presence and panache. If you like being noticed, that's good. But flies on the wall canalso appreciate what the XJR offers. The R in the name means a supercharged, 5.0-liter, V8 channels 543 hp …

Driving the greatest car never made, the Jaguar C-X75

Please, Jaguar. Just put it into production.<p>Jaguar first debuted the C-X75 concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. To be frank, it completely stole the entire show that year. The car had four electricmotors which derived their electricity from two mid-mounted jet engines. In May 2011, Jaguar …

Jaguar Mocks Mercedes Chicken Ad, Cats in Boxes

Jaguar has released two new ads including one that pokes fun at the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Magic Body Control ad featuring head-bobbing chickens, and another with popular internet videos starring cats playing in boxes.<p><b>“Jaguar vs. Chicken”</b><br>In the first video, a Jaguar engineer mimics the Mercedes ad …

Jaguar XKR-S GT 2012-2014 Review (2018)

Jaguar's £135,000 XKR-S GT is powered by a 542bhp supercharged 5.0-litre V8<p>Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic …

Jaguar to Take Villainous Approach to Super Bowl Ad Debut

Luxury carmaker Jaguar will position itself as the British Bad Boy shaking up American car competitors in its first Super Bowl TV spot.<p>Jaguar plans …

Interview: Ian Callum of Jaguar

Following the global premiere of the new Jaguar F-Type Coupe—which was widely considered the star of the LA Auto Show—CH spoke with its Design Chief, Ian Callum. He told us about the car that he says “returns Jaguar to its spiritual roots", his now-discarded beliefs about SUVs, Jaguar's iconic …

2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe First Drive

If the Guys at Porsche Aren't Worried, They Should Be<p>“This is the fastest, sportiest Jaguar road car in history.” Ian Hoban, Jaguar Vehicle Line Director and the man responsible for overseeing the development the F-Type R Coupe, doesn’t pull any punches as he shows off his new baby on a misty …

Tata: the Indian powerhouse behind Jaguar Land Rover success

Sales at Jaguar Land Rover have surged annually since the two ailing British brands were united under the ownership of the Tata Group in 2008.<p>The purchase by Tata of both Land Rover and Jaguar from Ford for just over £1bn was described as reverse colonialism almost six years ago, but manufacturing …

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S vs. BMW M6 Gran Coupe vs. Jaguar XFR-S

Four-door supercars are among us, and they want to scare us all.<p>In an age during which even the highest performance road cars in existence require hybrid drivetrains in order to be socially acceptable, it's good to know that cars like the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S, BMW M6 Gran Coupe, and Jaguar XFR-S …

2015 Jaguar F-Type V-8 R Coupe: Put a Hardtop on It

The stunning Jag F-Type convertible earned one of PopMech's Automotive Excellence Awards for 2014. But if our first drive at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona is any indication, the hardtop F-Type might be even better.<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> Fall 2014<p><b>Base Price:</b> $99,895<p><b>Competitors:</b> Audi R8, Porsche 911 …

Jaguar XK

Jaguar Land Rover Push Tata Motors To New Heights

Land Rover and Jaguar sales helped Tata Motors post solid third quarter earnings on Monday, with share prices gaining 5.55% during intra-day trade on the NYSE.<p>The Indian auto company reported an almost three-fold rise in net profit to 4.8 billion rupees ($76.9 million) versus a 1.62 billion rupee …

2014 Jaguar XFR-S First Drive

The Quickest and Most Agile Jaguar Sedan. Ever.<p>The 2014 Jaguar XFR-S sedan arrives just two model years after Jaguar introduced the R-S treatment on the 2012 XK coupe. To find out whether the 2014 XFR-S lives up to the automaker’s claims that it’s Jaguar’s fastest and most agile sedan ever, we …

Drive Notes: 2014 Jaguar F-Type S Roadster

All the pedestrian-scaring snarls and pops are no extra charge.<p><i>The R&T staff drives and performance tests hundreds of new cars every year. Because we don't have time to give each one the full review treatment, we share select logbook notes here, in a quick, easily-digested format. Unless noted</i> …