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WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR 2019 - WORLD CAR
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BEST CAR DESIGN 2019 - WORLD CAR
Other Awards
BEST GREEN CAR 2019 - WORLD CAR

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Founded
September 04, 1922
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Jaguar
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Revenue
£24.2 BILLION (est)
Ranking (cars sold)
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476 (May)
Cars Sold YTD
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Reliability
Electric

Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC is the holding company of Jaguar Land Rover Limited, a British multinational automotive company with its headquarters in Whitley, Coventry. It is a subsidiary of Indian automotive company Tata Motors.

Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC is the holding company of Jaguar Land Rover Limited, a British multinational automotive company with its headquarters in Whitley, Coventry. It is a subsidiary of Indian automotive company Tata Motors.

Jaguar was founded in 1922 by William Lyons and William Walmsley and was originally known as the Swallow Sidecar Company and later as S.S. Cars.

Both marques have long and complex histories prior to their merger – Jaguar going back to the 1930s and Land Rover to the 1940s – first coming together in 1968 as part of the British Leyland conglomerate, later again independent of each other, and then as subsidiaries of BMW (in the case of Land Rover), and Ford Motor Company (Jaguar). Ford acquired Land Rover from BMW in 2000 following the break-up of the former Rover Group, which was effectively the remainder of the British Leyland car producing companies.

Jaguar Land Rover has been a subsidiary of Tata Motors since they founded it for the acquisition of Jaguar Cars Limited and Land Rover from Ford in 2008. On 1 January 2013 the operations of Jaguar Cars Limited and Land Rover were merged as Jaguar Land Rover Limited and the parent was renamed to Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC.

Both businesses having been part of British Leyland for parts of their histories until 1984, Jaguar Cars and Land Rover were eventually reunited into the same group again by the Ford Motor Company in 2002. Ford had acquired Jaguar Cars in 1989 and Land Rover from BMW in 2000. In 2006, Ford purchased the Rover brand name from BMW for around £6 million. This reunited the Rover and Land Rover brands for the first time since the Rover group was broken up by BMW in 2000.

JLR was struggling by mid-2019 and Tata Motors wrote down its investment in JLR by £3 billion. Much of the financial problem was due to a 50% drop in sales in China during 2018, although the situation was improving by autumn 2019. This was confirmed by a third quarter profit of £156m (pre-tax) versus a £395m loss in the second quarter; JLR had also experienced a boost in sales in China of 24%. The new Range Rover Evoque was helpful in boosting profit, with a 54.6% increase in worldwide sales.

Tata was open to considering a partnership with another company, according to a statement in mid-October, if the partnership agreement would allow Tata to maintain control of the business. The company ruled out the possibility of a sale of JLR to another entity.

Did you know:

1. The name was changed to Jaguar in 1945 to avoid any awkward association with another infamous German SS ‘brand’.

2. Originally the leaping Jaguar was a cast hood emblem but these have now been banned due to pedestrian safely concerns.

3. Before a Jaguar is painted, the car is brushed with ionized emu feathers because they hold an electrostatic charge. This means the bare metal won’t attract dust between the final cleaning and painting.

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