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Marques : Jaguar

Marques : Jaguar

Jaguar under Leyland’s wing THANKS to the efforts of Sir William Lyons, Bob Knight and John Egan – men who maintained Jaguar’s independence above all else – the company remained a component part of the BL Empire, but one that was on the whole, was less affected by BL’s traumatic fall from grace in the […]

Our Cars : Ian Nicholls’ Jaguar journey

Our Cars : Ian Nicholls’ Jaguar journey

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s resident historian takes time out from his studies of the BMC>MGR archive to tell us about his rather eclectic taste in cars – and his relationship with Browns Lane’s finest…

By 22 November 2016 14 Comments Read More →
Features : Urban myths and old wives’ tales

Features : Urban myths and old wives’ tales

There are lies and there are damned lies… Okay, so the products of BMC>Rover have not always been built or designed as well as they could have been, but let’s not forget that, despite upper management ineptitude and Government meddling, the workers who actually built the cars still actively cared about the product. Here then […]

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History : Jaguar in the 1990s – Part Five

History : Jaguar in the 1990s – Part Five

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s historian, turns his attention to Jaguar – and looks at its fall and rise in the 1990s, an era when the German manufacturers were beginning to take over the world. Here, in Part Five – the final instalment – he recounts how the company ended up heading down today’s road to success under the tutelage […]

History : Jaguar in the 1990s – Part Four

History : Jaguar in the 1990s – Part Four

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s historian, turns his attention to Jaguar – and looks at its fall and rise in the 1990s, an era when the German manufacturers were beginning to take over the world. Here, in Part Four, he recalls the introduction of the X300-generation XJ6, and how it previewed the next generation of saloons to emerge from the company.

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History : Jaguar in the 1990s – Part Three

History : Jaguar in the 1990s – Part Three

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s historian, turns his attention to Jaguar – and looks at its fall and rise in the 1990s, an era when the German manufacturers were beginning to take over the world.

Here, in Part Three, he recalls how Ford begins to put right the quality woes in the existing range.

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History : Jaguar in the 1990s – Part Two

History : Jaguar in the 1990s – Part Two

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s historian, turns his attention to Jaguar – and looks at its fall and rise in the 1990s, an era when the German manufacturers were beginning to take over the world. This time, what Ford did when it was given the keys to Browns Lane…

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Engines : Jaguar AJ-V8

Engines : Jaguar AJ-V8

Taking Jaguar forward into the 21st century inevitably meant weaning it off its love affair with the straight-six, and taking the company in a whole new V8-powered direction. The AJ-V8 engine was the result of this radical thinking. Ralph Hosier tells the story of its birth… A change in direction… There was a time when ‘Jaguar’ […]

Concepts and prototypes : Jaguar XJ41/42

Concepts and prototypes : Jaguar XJ41/42

Following the inability of the XJ-S to convincingly replace the Jaguar E-type, there was an internal pressure from the the design and engineering teams to produce a genuine and traditionally styled replacement for the car. It was to be a Jaguar, which would wear the F-type moniker with conviction. Updated with new images.

History : Jaguar in the 1990s – Part One

History : Jaguar in the 1990s – Part One

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s historian, turns his attention to Jaguar – and looks at its fall and rise in the 1990s, an era when the German manufacturers were beginning to take over the world.

By 5 October 2016 28 Comments Read More →
Driven : Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d Portfolio AWD

Driven : Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d Portfolio AWD

The Jaguar F-Pace seems to be selling well within weeks of going on sale. You see them everywhere, a clear indicator that Jaguar is building cars that buyers want. Question is, as it’s an all-new proposition, is it good enough to tear buyers away from their Audi Q5s and BMW X3s? For our first test, we’ve spent […]

News : Sir William Lyons’ Jaguar MkX goes to auction

News : Sir William Lyons’ Jaguar MkX goes to auction

The 1961 Jaguar MkX owned by Sir William Lyons, founder of Jaguar, will be sold at auction later this year at Silverstone Auctions’ Salon Privé Sale, held at Blenheim Palace on 2–3 September. Manufactured in December 1961 at Browns Lane, the car was delivered to Sir William in January 1962 and registered to his Wappenbury Hall address […]

Driven : Jaguar XE S 3.0 V6 335bhp

Driven : Jaguar XE S 3.0 V6 335bhp

The Jaguar XE has already established itself as a front-running challenger in the company car market, taking sales from the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class in a way that the old X-Type never had a hope of doing. We’ve already driven the 2.0-litre XE and came away impressed with its all-round excellence. But does […]

Blog : Seeing the F-Pace in the wild for the first time

Blog : Seeing the F-Pace in the wild for the first time

Keith Adams Out on my travels, and it was good to enjoy the first really sunny weekend of the year. The sun was shining, the roads were nice and open and there was plenty of nice metal out there to truly appreciate. Bimbling through Oakham, I spotted this rather nice F-Pace, and realised that it was, in […]

Driven : Jaguar XF 3.0 TDV6 S (296bhp)

Driven : Jaguar XF 3.0 TDV6 S (296bhp)

Jaguar’s range is expanding agreeably – and although the F-Pace and XE have both stolen the limelight recently, the 2015 XF is a vitally-important kingpin to the company’s future success. The all-new aluminium platform that underpins the range is fundamental to the XF, and helps explain why it hit the market less than a year after the XE did. Such things would never have been possible in the Jaguar of old.

Driven : Jaguar XE R-Sport 2.0 i4 (160bhp)

Driven : Jaguar XE R-Sport 2.0 i4 (160bhp)

It’s a tough market out there, so the XE needs to be good. We’re trying the entry-level 106g/km 160bhp version in S-Sport form. Being a press car, it’s loaded up with some tasty options (such as heated steering wheel, electrically deployable towbar and panoramic roof), which bumps the competitively-equipped R-Sport’s price from £34,075 to £44,341. You’ll just have to decide how many of those nice options you’re going to tick…

Blog : The cat that went roaaaaaar…

Blog : The cat that went roaaaaaar…

Keith Adams Until last week, I was rather like the film buff who’d never seen Star Wars. My main claim to fame is that, as a British car journalist with a special interest in our own car industry, I’d never driven a Jaguar F-Type. Was I the only one? I think so. Oh, don’t get me […]

The converters : Guyson E12 by William Towns

The converters : Guyson E12 by William Towns

Dating from 1974, this archetypal Towns design was essentially a reclothed E-type… Story by Declan Berridge One stormy night in 1972, hill-climb champion Jim Thomson – who was also Managing Director of shot-blasting equipment manufacturer Guyson International – lost control of his Series III E-type Jaguar on a country road near Wetherby in Yorkshire. Most […]

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News : Jaguar F-Pace breaks cover at Frankfurt

News : Jaguar F-Pace breaks cover at Frankfurt

The wraps have finally come off the Jaguar F-Pace at Frankfurt after months of pre-launch build-up – and the Audi Q5/BMW X3 rival looks set to make quite a splash if its good looks, and warm media reaction to its kissing cousin, the XE are anything to go by.

By 15 September 2015 46 Comments Read More →
Video : Jaguar F-Pace breaks Guinness World Record

Video : Jaguar F-Pace breaks Guinness World Record

To celebrate the impending launch of the F-Pace at the Frankfurt motor show, the company decided to lay on a gravity-defying loop-the-loop run, which was officially accepted into the Guinness Book of World Records.

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First Drive : Jaguar XF (2015)

First Drive : Jaguar XF (2015)

The all-new second-generation Jaguar XF breaks cover, and as part of its maker’s renaissance, it has its sights aimed aggressively at the BMW 5-series, Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-class.

Does the aluminium beauty have what it takes? Motoring Research’s Tim Pitt gets behind the wheel…