Who Owns Jaguar?

2020 Jaguar F-PACE

As a new Jaguar E-PACE owner or a proud, long-standing Jaguar loyalist in Jaguar Cincinnati, you may have wondered who owns the beloved luxury vehicle manufacturer. In the guide below, we detail the Jaguar brand history and background so you can better understand where your prized Jaguar has its roots, leading to its current ownership by Tata Motors. Contact our expert dealership team with any other questions regarding the Jaguar brand, or how you can affordably bring one home to your Mason driveway.

Jaguar History

Jaguar came under the ownership of Indian manufacturer Tata Motors in 2008. Prior to then, the Jaguar brand experienced many various mergers and owners, all contributing to its rich and eclectic background.

  • 1922: Jaguar’s roots began as a motorcycle sidecar maker. The Swallow Sidecar Company marks Jaguar’s starting line.
  • 1922-1944: The Swallow Sidecar Company becomes S.S. Cars Limited and evolves into making passenger vehicles.
  • 1945: S.S Cars Limited becomes Jaguar Cars with the legendary Jaguar logo.
  • 1950’s: Jaguar establishes itself as a high-performance, award-winning luxury vehicle maker and gains international notoriety.
  • 1966: Jaguar Cars merges with the British Motor Corporation.
  • 1968: The British Motor Corporation merges with Leyland Motor Corporation to become British Leyland.
  • 1990: Ford acquires Jaguar after dislodging from British Leyland.
  • 2008: Tata Motors buys Jaguar and Land Rover.

Who Makes Jaguar Today?

With this eclectic and extensive history, who currently makes Jaguar cars? The brand headquarters and various design and production facilities are in the United Kingdom. In fact, Jaguar and Land Rover actually share a few engineering centers in Warwickshire, England. Additionally— American automaker and previous owner, Ford— still develops and supplies Jaguar with various technologies and integral parts for today’s models.

Test Drive a Jaguar Model at Jaguar Cincinnati

If you’re looking for a driving experience as unique as the brand’s history, stop into Jaguar Cincinnati to test drive a Jaguar. Our expert team is standing by to help you find what Jaguar model best fits your needs for life in Fort Mitchell, KY. Be sure to browse our current new vehicle specials and lease deals to affordably drive a part of Jaguar history home today.

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