Jaguar was founded in 1945 and is arguably one of Britain’s best-loved car brands. Known for producing fast, luxurious vehicles that were still within reach of middle-class customers, the company has been through several difficult patches - not least in the 1970s, when it was nearly crippled by industrial action.
Jaguar ended up being owned by Ford in 1989, but it was sold again to Indian firm Tata Motors in 2008 - and has been gaining momentum ever since.
The brand is aiming to grow slowly and steadily, and it has taken its time to overhaul its models - but received critical acclaim with every new release. The F-Type sports car and convertible are worthy rivals for the Porsche 911, the XE is serious competition for the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4, and the latest XF is worth considering if you're looking at a 5 Series or E-Class.
Next up will be the F-Pace - Jaguar's first SUV and potentially the brand's biggest-selling vehicle.
All Jaguars sold in the United Kingdom are produced here - but that's likely to change in the medium term as the company furthers its expansion with new manufacturing sites in Austria and Slovakia.
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