How reliable is Jaguar? A balanced look of the luxury British manufacturer

How reliable is Jaguar A balanced look of the luxury British manufacturer

Jaguar is considered to be the most luxurious vehicle which is the brand of Jaguar Land Rover, a multinational car manufacturer. Jaguar cars are the one that owns Jaguar cars.

Jaguar’s business was founded as Swallow Sidecar Company in 1992, Originally making motorcycle sidecars. Ford which was owned by Jaguar cars was also buying Land Rover.

History of Jaguar

The swallow SideCar company was founded in 1922 by two motorcycle enthusiasts, i.e Lyons and Walmsley. In 1934 Walmsley elected to sell out and buy the swallow business. Jaguar was first seen in September 1935. It was designed to be an open two-seater sports model.

On MARCH 23 1945, The S.S car shareholders wanted to change the company’s name to JAGUAR CARS LIMITED. Though the hard work of five years resulted in increased buyers protection but resulted in a shortage of materials. Jaguar has a huge collection of eye-catching sports cars 

  • Jaguar XK120 (1948–54)
  • Jaguar XK140 (1954–57) 
  • Jaguar XK150 (1957–61) and 
  • Jaguar E-Type (1961–75)

These sports cars became so famous in international motorsports. Jaguar had a very unique slogan i.e “ Grace, Space, and Pace .’’

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At the end of Independence    

Lyon was insecure about the future of the Jaguar because of the threat of ongoing supplies and also because of his age due to this reason he accepted to merge with British Motor (Holdings) Limited. At the conference happening on, 11 July 1965 Lyons and BMC chairman announce “Jaguar company is going to merge with The British Motor Corporation Ltd. This was the first step in holding a joint holding company.

Return to Independence 

In July 1984 Jaguar floated as a separate company on the stock market where it set up a huge track record. Sir John Egan was credited with never done before prosperity which was immediately after privatization.

Egan tackled the main problems: 

  • Holding by not selling jaguar cars 
  • Quality control 
  • Poor productivity of vehicles 

This also resulted in laying off of the employees where he laid off 10,000 employees to cut costs.

Plants Placed

In 1922 the Swallow Sidecar Company was located in Blackpool. Jaguar also took up Whitley engineering center from Peugeot in 1986 which was said to be a part of Chrysler Europe which the french firm had owned since 1970. 

In 2000 ford turned to be a Halewood plant.

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Current cars – Today’s Generation 

  • E-pace – The Jaguar E-space is a compact SUV.
  • F-pace – F-pace is a compact luxury crossover SUV.
  • F-type –F-type is a legendary car. 
  • I-pace – I-pace is an electric SUV.
  • XE – The XE is the first compact executive jaguar.
  • XF- The Jaguar XF is a medium-size executive car.

Jaguar has designed in-house six generations of engines:


  • XK6— Inline-6
  • V12— 60° V12
  • AJ6/AJ16— 22° Inline-6
  • AJ-V6— 60° V6 (Ford designed, Jaguar modified)


  • AJ-V8— 90° V8
  • AJ126— 90° V6
  • AJD-V6— 60° V6 (Ford designed)
  • Ingenium – Inline-4

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Sports cars –broke records 

Jaguar has set up huge records in motorsports as well and will continue to be the best in all fields, Some of the best and unique motorsports cars are 

  • Jaguar C-Type (1951–1953)
  • Jaguar XJR Sportscars
  • Jaguar XJR-9 (1988)
  • XJ220 (1988)
  • XJR-15 (1990)


Jaguar cars are known for their engines and will continue to be the best and most costly cars that only a rich man would be able to afford it.

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