Jaguar is an exemplary British luxury car manufacturing company that was founded by Sir William Lyons in 1922. Jaguar was originally a builder of motorcycle side cars, but switched to the assembly of automobiles with the production of the Mark IV sedan and coupes in 1935.
Jaguar has undergone a few ownership changes since the 1960s, with its most recent possession buyout coming in 2008 when the Ford Motor Company sold the car manufacturer to Tata Motors of India. Jaguar was sold jointly with Land Rover to Tata, and collectively they shape the Jaguar Land Rover division of Tata.
At the present time, Jaguar manufactures three different vehicles on the world market. The Jaguar XF, which was first presented in 2008, is its newest model. The XF is a mid-sized sedan that features a gasoline or a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine. Jaguar’s XF is also offered in a higher performance model – the XFR – that comes with a supercharged, 5.0-liter V8 engine.
Jaguar's most highly decorated automobile is the XJ. The XJ is a four-door, full-size sedan that is powered by a variety of V8 gasoline engines. The base power plant is the 5.0-liter V8 engine that generates 385 horsepower. There are a couple of optional engines that are both supercharged 5.0-liter V8s, one of which creates 470 horsepower while the other produces 510 horsepower.
The XK is a luxury car that is offered as either a two-door coupe or a two-door convertible. Jaguar’s international sales were just barely disturbed by the worldwide recession in 2009, due mainly to the launching of the respected XF model the year before. The XF supplanted the departing S type, and recorded a considerable sales expansion over the S. Jaguar sales dropped by just four percent in 2009 from the previous year, a significantly healthier achievement than many other luxury carmakers.