Who Owns Jaguar?

Who makes jaguar?

Have you ever wondered who owns Jaguar? Jaguar is owned by Tata Motors, an automotive manufacturer headquartered in Mumbai, India. While most Jaguar parts and vehicles are made in Britain, Tata Motors has plants scattered around the world. If you live in Annapolis, come into Jaguar Annapolis to learn more about Tata Motors and who makes Jaguar. 

What is Tata Motors?

Tata Motors, with headquarters in Mumbai, India, is owned by the Tata Group. The Tata Group is a multinational conglomerate with businesses in many industries, including:

  • Hospitality
  • Steel
  • Automotive
  • Telecommunications
  • And more

How Does Jaguar Fit in?

Jaguar Cars was purchased in 2008 by Tata Motors. The group owns several other automotive operations around the globe in both the commercial vehicle segment and the passenger vehicle segment. Tata Motors, who makes Jaguar, belongs to Tata Group. The history of the Tata Group goes all the way back to 1868 when it was a trading company. It is renowned for benchmarks such as providing India’s first hotel with electricity in 1907 and building Western India’s first hydro power plant.

A Brief History of Jaguar

Edgewater drivers love their luxury cars, but how much do you really know about the history of Jaguar? It originated in 1922 in Blackpool, England when the Swallow Sidecar Company was founded by William Lyons and William Walmsley. Later, it was renamed S.S. Cars Limited. In 1935 the company produced a sport sedan called the SS Jaguar, and the rest is history.

  • In 1945, S.S. Cars was renamed to Jaguar Cars Limited.
  • Jaguar built a reputation for stylish sports cars, such as the XK120 and Jaguar E-TYPE. 
  • They entered some of their vehicles in international motorsports competitions, winning the 1951 and 1953 Le Mans 24-Hour Race.
  • In 1965, Jaguar Cars became part of British Motor Holdings Limited.
  • Later, the group would expand and rebrand itself as the British Leyland Motor Corporation.
  • The British Leyland Motor Corporation became nationalized in 1975 because of financial difficulties.
  • In 1984, Jaguar became its own company again.
  • Ford Motors purchased Jaguar in 1999.
  • In 2008 Ford Motors sold the company to Tata Motors.

Jaguar manufacturing is currently headquartered in Coventry, which is about two hours north of London. In the U.K., there are two Jaguar design centers and three manufacturing plants. 

Come into Jaguar Annapolis to Test Drive a Jaguar Today

Now that you know who owns Jaguar, and who makes Jaguar, isn’t it time to get behind the wheel of one? Whether you choose a brand new model or a gently used pre-owned vehicle, you’ll love how it feels when cruising around Severna Park. Jaguar Annapolis is your Jaguar headquarters! Come in for a test drive today. Have questions? No problem. Contact us. We are always happy to help. 

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