|Type||Brand of Jaguar Land Rover|
|Fate||1989: Taken over by Ford
2008: Sold to Tata Motors
|Jaguar founder||Sir William Lyons and William Walmsley|
|Jaguar headquarters||Whitley, Coventry, United Kingdom|
|Jaguar parent||Jaguar Land Rover|
|Slogan||How Alive Are You?|
|Jaguar official website||www.jaguar.com|
Who makes Jaguar?
Quintessentially British, Jaguar was acquired by the Indian company Tata Motors in 2008. It was not the first time when the automaker changed ownership. Originally an independent company, Jaguar was bought by Ford in the late 1980s, and merged with Land Rover in 2000, when Ford purchased the latter. Being now in property of Tata Motors, Jaguar is still one company with Land Rover.
Talking about Jaguar manufacturing plants, we should also mention the newly-built Special Vehicle Operations development center Ryton-on-Dunsmore constructed in 2016. The 20,000 sq m facility builds Jaguars, Range Rovers, and Land Rovers for the customers who want personalized cars. Some of the projects include the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 and the F-Type SVR.
Where is Jaguar made?
The cars were made exclusively at Jaguar manufacturing plants in UK from 1922, when the company was founded, to 2010. However, as the company was acquired by the Indian Tata Motors it started to assemble vehicles in India, too.
For instance, Tata Motors has been assembling Land Rover Freelander 2 vehicles at its Pune plant since 2011, while Jaguar XF has been assembled there since 2013. The components, by the way, come from the Castle Bromwich plant in UK.
The company emphasizes, that cars are engineered exclusively in England (at the Whitley plant in Coventry and at Gaydon site in Warwickshire) and are assembled at its plants at Castle Bromwich and Solihull.
Although Jaguar Range Rover is only assembling Jaguars in India at the moment, in 2015 Ratan Tata, the chairman of Tata Group, claimed that in the course of time the company “will do more in India” (meaning, will also make its cars there), provided the country’s car market grows. Moreover, Tata hinted that there is possibility that Jaguar cars will be made even in Eastern Europe and the US. However, he didn’t really sound like it’s going to happen in the nearest future.