Recently reborn thanks to the stunning XF saloon and another home run in the form of the XJ luxury saloon, Jaguar is the epitome of British car building (thought it’s owned by Indian Tata) blending performance, luxury and style – the much-vaunted sexy, fast cars calling cards that used to be Jaguar’s benchmark.
Jaguar is one of the most famous car manufacturers in the world and has been around since 1922, when it was founded in the UK.
In its 90 years on the market, the manufacturer has gone on to establish itself as one of the most desirable on the market courtesy of its impressive range of luxurious grand tourers, saloons, coupes and roadsters.
More recently the stunning XF executive saloon and the XJ luxury saloon have reinvigorated the brand, which suffered under Ford ownership from parts sharing and retro design language.
It still retains its iconic, British image despite now being owned by Indian motor giant Tata Motors. The reason it’s able to maintain that image is a testament to some iconic models in its past, most notably the E-type, which has secured some of the best Jaguar reviews and Jaguar ratings in its history.
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All Jaguars come with usual pieces of equipment for high-end models including cruise control, climate control and Bluetooth but there are also plenty of options to boost performance, improving new Jaguar reviews that focus on speed, power and performance.
There are three models available from Jaguar and all bar one come with the brand’s R performance package. These ‘R’ models have secured rave Jaguar reviews and Jaguar ratings but have also been singled out for their more aggressive styling, sporting air vents on the bonnet and spoilers at the rear, in a break from the norm for Jaguars which are typically sleek but understated.
Jaguar has got people excited more in recent times, in part due to its R performance models but also because of a number of new reveals and announcements.
As well as plans for a new E-type and an estate model, the manufacturer unveiled one of the stars of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in the form of the C-X75 – a two-seat plug-in hybrid that runs on gas turbines.
The concept will reach production in limited numbers but perhaps more importantly, it has spawned the C-X16, an almost identical car that carries the same stunning design but unfortunately ditches the innovative gas turbine powertrain that was the focus of some brilliant Jaguar reviews and Jaguar ratings.
That means its CO2 emissions will not be anywhere as near as good as those muted for the original C-X75 concept but should still impress.
Instead of gas turbines, Jaguar is combating its gas guzzling cruiser image by launching a new range of diesel engines that slash CO2 emissions and improve fuel consumption figures across its range, something which is reflected in new Jaguar reviews.
The ‘diesel’ move is an attempt by Jaguar to combat other premium manufacturers and their impressive eco-signature adorned models, appealing to more business user choosers in the process because of reduced running costs.
Jaguar reviews and Jaguar ratings tend to get bogged down in the manufacturer’s build quality, which is understandable given the interior quality of all Jaguar models. They’re plush places to sit in and fantastic to drive, particularly with the comprehensive kit lists and high-tech features and gadgets that are available across all models.
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