Jaguar Brief History

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Jaguar Brief History

Jaguar cars (which is a brand of Jaguar Land Rover), is a British multinational automobiles manufacturer headquartered in Whitley, Conventry, England. Since 2008, this company was owned by an Indian company Tata Motors.

 

 

Jaguar Brief History

In 1922, the Jaguar company was founded (as the Swallow Sidecar Company), originally manufacturing motorcycle sidecars before developing passenger cars. The ‘Jaguar’ name refers to the aftermath of the World War II to avoid unfavorable connotations of the SS initials in the ‘Swallow Sidecar’ name. In 1966, a merger occured between Jaguar and the British Motor Holdings (BMH) which then results enlarging the company and merger with the Leyland Motors later in 1968. The company was then nationalised and changed its name into British Leyland in 1975.
In 1984, Jaguar demerged from the company and was listed on the London Stock Exchange, becoming a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index until it was acquired by Ford in 1990. Nowadays, the company produces cars for the British Prime Minister, and the most recent delivery being an XJ in May 2010. The company also owns royal warrants from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.

 

 

 

 

 

Jaguar Brief History

Recently, in September 2013, the Jaguar Land Rover announced its plans to open a 100 million pounds research and development centre in the University of Warwick, Conventry, England to create innovations in technologies. The company also said that around one thousand academics and engineers would work there. The construction would start in 2014.

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