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Who Owns Jaguar?

While Jaguar is a British luxury vehicle company, it is owned by the larger company Tata Motors. Explore a bit of Jaguar history, Jaguar manufacturing, and more at Jaguar North Haven. Then contact your local authorized Jaguar retailer for any luxury car questions!

Who Is Tata Motors?

Tata Motors is an Indian automotive manufacturer headquartered in Mumbai, and it is one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world. Tata Motors is in turn owned by the conglomerate Tata Group, which does business in a variety of industries including telecommunications, hospitality, steel.

Here are a few things to know about the Tata Motors story:

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

Who Owned Jaguar?

Jaguar didn’t always specialize in luxury sedans, sports cars, and SUVs. They began in 1922 as the Swallow Sidecar Company, making sidecars for motorcycles in Blackpool, England. The founders William Lyons and William Walmsley soon renamed it S.S. Cars Limited, and their first “sports saloon” (aka a sports sedan) was produced in 1935. The SS Jaguar 100, an open-top two-passenger sports car, was also produced that year.

Find out more about the long journey that started nearly 100 years ago for Jaguar to become the company they are today:

  1. In 1945, the S.S. Cars were renamed Jaguar Cars Limited to distinguish themselves as a memorable brand.
  2. Jaguar became known for stunning sports cars like the Jaguar XK120 and Jaguar E-TYPE and for international motorsports, winning the 1951 and 1953 Le Mans 24-Hour Race.
  3. In 1965, Jaguar Cars became part of British Motor Holdings Limited, which 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 in 1984 Jaguar became its own company again.
  5. Ford Motors purchased Jaguar in 1999 and purchased Land Rover in 2000, selling both to Tata Motors in 2008.

Who Makes Jaguar?

The United Kingdom is still responsible for the manufacturing of Jaguar and Land Rover models. The JLR headquarters are in Coventry, which is two hours north of London, while there are two design centers and three manufacturing plants across the UK that make both genuine Jaguar parts models and Land Rover parts and model. There is another location in Halewood near Liverpool which mostly makes Land Rover models.

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