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Ten Fun Facts about Jaguar
‘The company is headquartered in Whitley, Coventry in England and is today owned by Tata Motors’ subordinate division of Jaguar Land rover Automotive PLC.
The cars of this make go into the designing process at its Whitley plant and also the relevant Gaydon site; the manufacturing process on the other hand takes place in the Birmingham assembly plant.
Originating as the Swallow Sidecar Company in the year 1922, the company used to make sidecars for motorbikes before they forayed into the production of automobiles.
There was a name change of the company after the completion of the Second World war and the company subsequently came to be known as Jaguar.
In the year 1984, the company was listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Ford acquired Jaguar in the year 1990 before the ownership shifted again in 2008 to the Indian brand Tata Motors.
There are unconfirmed accounts and reports from 2012 that point to the fact that there would probably be a Jaguar SUV soon.
Jaguar’s iconic chrome plated mascot is known as ‘The Leaper’ and it has often been a cause for debate as it’s known to be a threat to safety issues, at least according to European standards.
Though Jaguar does not have a presence per se in the motorsport scene right now, it has had big success earlier, especially in the famous Le Mans 24 Hours race.
XJR-15 and XJ220, these are two of the most notable names in the Jaguar sports car range.’
- 10 Fact About.com