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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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…
Better late than never, AROnline bags a brief and very useful drive of the entry-level Jaguar XE, and comes away pleasantly impressed. Dynamically polished, swift and refined, it competes well in a tough market.
Replacing the legendary E-type was never going to be easy for Jaguar – and radical thinking was going to be needed. Ian Nicholls charts the development of the prototypes which helped shape Jaguar’s brilliant 1970s GT, Projects XJ-21 and XJ-27. Initial thoughts: the XJ21 project Moving on: XJ27 You could also look at Concepts and prototypes : […]
Mike Humble There’s no point wasting too many words, the XF Sportbrake is a truly great car. Made in the UK and developed for the discerning driver who appreciates style with substance, this is a car which radiates coolness rather than brashness. Personally, as a fan of the XF, I find the Sportbrake to be a better all […]
Dan Powell, Honest John.co.uk Jaguar has unveiled the next-generation, MY16 XF ahead of its UK launch in the autumn. The new XF will be lighter, better equipped and more economical than the outgoing model, with Jaguar’s new range of Ingenium diesel engines returning up to 70mpg. The new XF takes a number of styling cues from the Jaguar XE, […]
The first teaser images of Jaguar’s new SUV have been revealed, along with an announcement that the new model will create 1,300 jobs at the existing Land Rover plant in Solihull, where it and the new XE saloon will be produced. The new Jaguar, which the brand refers to as a ‘performance crossover,’ will be badged as the Jaguar F-Pace. […]
Craig Cheetham Back when I was nowt more than a kid, I promised myself that before I was 30, I’d own a Jaguar. At the time, the XJ40 was the dawn of Jaguar’s brave new world, the company was owned by Ford and I’d fallen deeply in love with my next-door neighbour’s F-reg 3.6-litre Sovereign. […]
In a word – yes! (even if it does look more than a little like the XF…) Jaguar pulled out all the theatrical stops in order to introduce its newcomer to the world in a bizarre stage-musical style ceremony that included live performances from pop singers Emile Sandé, Eliza Doolittle and the Kaiser Chiefs, culminating […]
A brief look at what might have been… FOLLOWING the introduction of the HE version of Jaguar’s V12 engine in the early 1980s, sales of the XJS were riding high, in relative terms at least. This led Jaguar management to wonder whether any extra potential could be wrung from a Daimler version of the car. […]
Keith Adams The reaction to Jaguar Land Rover’s news that it is now making huge profits has been greeted with universal approval from the industry and enthusiasts. That’s only right and proper because, if the company is doing well and earning billions, then the effects are widespread – not just across the British car and component industry, but […]
Keith Adams Camouflaged Jaguar XE mules have been doing the rounds for a few months now, but this official image released by the company strips away a little bit more of the disguise, revealing more the new car’s shrunken XF-styling. The new aluminium car – a class first – which will be built at Solihull and […]
Keith Adams The Jaguar XE will be JLR’s all-new mid-sized saloon, due for launch in 2015/16. It will be the first product from the new advanced aluminium architecture which was showcased in the C-X17 Concept car in 2013, a first in the this market segment. Jaguar claims that the XE will be lighter and stiffer than […]
The Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake has made its public début at the Geneva Motor Show. The super-estate is powered by Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine delivering 542bhp, goes head-to-head with the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and Audi RS6, and will cost £82,495 when it goes on sale this April. The Sportbrake is the third R-S model from Jaguar alongside its XF […]
David Ross Jaguar has introduced two new special edition XK models. The XK Signature (luxury) and XK Dynamic R (performance) are priced at £54,950 and £69,950 respectively with the first cars arriving in March. Both are available in coupe and convertible form. The XK Dynamic R (above) has a 5.0-litre supercharged engine with 503bhp and […]
Replacing the legendary E-type was never going to be easy for Jaguar – and radical thinking was going to be needed. Ian Nicholls charts the development of the car that was given the uneasy task, the XJ-S. A brave new direction THEY say that history repeats itself, and Jaguar’s latest product launch had something of […]
Keith Adams The Jaguar F-Type Coupe finally breaks cover at the Los Angeles Auto show. It’s probably the most anticipated sports car launch of 2013 and easily one of the most scooped – but, despite this, Jaguar has still managed to pull of a couple of surprises. The addition of the F-Type R Coupe, as well as […]