Who Owns Jaguar?

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A few of our customers in Minneapolis have asked a similar question – Who owns Jaguar?

Tata Motors acquired Jaguar in 2008. Headquartered in India, they are an automotive behemoth with a global presence, but the majority of new Jaguar vehicles and their corresponding parts are produced in Britain. Tata Motors is one of the biggest car manufacturers on the planet and its parent company, the Tata Group, is an international conglomerate with interests in steel, telecom, hospitality, and other ventures. Learn more about this luxury automotive brand with Jaguar Richfield!



A Brief History of the Jaguar Brand

The brand Jaguar was initially created as a small automotive company in the early 1900s. In 1922, the Swallow Sidecar company was a lean, ambitious startup founded in England by two friends, William Lyons and William Walmsley.

Walmsley started his career by manufacturing sidecars and attaching them to motorcycles. Lyons saw that the product was selling and realized the profitable potential of the sidecars. The two then went into business together.

Fans of Jaguar in St. Paul would be interested to know that as the organization grew over the next 20 years, they started producing passenger cars under a new company name, S.S. Cars Limited. That name was later changed to Jaguar in 1945.

Shortly after that, Jaguar started dominating international racing competitions. During the early 1950s, they solidified their iconic brand as a high-performance luxury vehicle. In 1966, the company merged with British Motor Corporation. The newly formed organization then merged with Leyland Motor Corporation a few years later and became British Leyland.

In 1990, the Jaguar division was acquired by Ford, who retained ownership for 18 years. At that point, Tata Motors bought Land Rover and Jaguar in 2008.

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