Who Owns Jaguar?

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE

Luxury automotive brand Jaguar is owned by Tata Motors, which is one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world. Get all of the details about Tata Motors and who owns Jaguar with Jaguar Los Angeles near Bel Air. When you’re ready to upgrade your ride with a new or used Jaguar vehicle, explore our virtual inventory to find the model that checks off all your boxes.

What Is Tata Motors?

This Indian automotive manufacturer is headquartered in Mumbai and owned by the conglomerate and is involved in industries as diverse as hospitality, steel, and telecommunications. Here is how Jaguar fits into the mix:

  1. In 2008, Jaguar Cars and Land Rover were both purchased by Tata Motors and joined into Jaguar Land Rover Limited in 2013.
  2. Tata Motors owns several additional automotive operations worldwide in the commercial and passenger vehicle segment.
  3. Tata Motors belongs to Tata Group, which originally started in 1868 as a trading company. In its early days, Tata Group was known for creating milestones like India’s first hotel with electricity in 1907, Western India’s first hydropower plant, and the establishment of the Indian Institute of Science in 1911.

Who Owns Jaguar?

Jaguar started in Blackpool, England as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922 by William Lyons and William Walmsley that was renamed S.S. Cars Limited. In 1935, a sports saloon model (aka a sports sedan) called the SS Jaguar was released alongside the SS Jaguar 100, an open-top two-passenger sports car. How did these luxury models become the top car company that we know today?

  1. In 1945, the S.S. Cars were renamed Jaguar Cars Limited to standing out as a memorable brand.
  2. Jaguar became known for thrilling sports cars like the Jaguar XK120 and Jaguar E-TYPE and international motorsports, winning the 1951 and 1953 Le Mans 24-Hour Race.
  3. In 1965, Jaguar Cars became part of British Motor Holdings Limited and later merged with the Rover manufacturer Leyland Motor Corporation Limited, creating the British Leyland Motor Corporation.
  4. The British Leyland Motor Corporation became nationalized in 1975 due to financial difficulties, but Jaguar became its own company again in 1984.
  5. Ford Motors purchased Jaguar in 1999 and purchased Land Rover in 2000, selling both to Tata Motors in 2008.

Who Makes Jaguar / Where is the Jaguar Factory?

Jaguar is owned by Tata Motors, but Jaguar Land Rover is headquartered in Coventry that’s located about two hours north of London. You can even take a trip across the pond for aJaguar factory tour! Many plants across the world make both genuine Jaguar and Land Rover models, but if you purchase or lease your Jaguar in the United States, it was most likely made in the main Jaguar assembly plant in Birmingham, England. Check out where the Jaguar factories are located across the world:

  • Birmingham, England – Jaguar XE, XF, XJ, and F-TYPE
  • Solihull, England – Jaguar F-PACE
  • Wolverhampton, England – Engine assembly plant
  • Graz, Austria – This facility is co-operated by Magna Steyr, and it manufactures the Jaguar E-PACE and I-PACE
  • Changshu, China – Jaguar XE and XF, and engine assembly
  • Pune, India – Assembly of complete knock-down kits* for the Jaguar XF and XJ

*A complete knock-down kit is a kit of parts that have been manufactured in one country (England for example). The kit is then sent to another country (India in this case) for final assembly.

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