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XK70 Festival at Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb

The number of attractions confirmed for this summer’s XK70 Jaguar Festival at Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb is growing fast. The family-friendly event in Worcestershire on 9-10 June will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the ground-breaking XK120 and all subsequent XK cars and engines, and in the last month more well-known Jaguar personalities and cars have committed to taking part. Two guests of honour newly confirmed for the Festival are Sir John Egan, the chairman of Jaguar from 1980 to 1990 who saved the company from bankruptcy, and Keith Helfet, the former Chief Stylist at Jaguar who designed the XJ220 supercar, the XK180 concept car which commemorated the XK’s 50th anniversary, and the 1990s F-type concept. Another well-known personality at the Festival will be Edd China, former presenter of Discovery Channel’s hit TV programme ‘Wheeler Dealers’, filming and taking questions in a […]

JLR - JAGUAR LAND ROVER REPORTS SALES RESULTS
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JLR Achieves Second Highest February Sales

Jaguar Land Rover achieved its second-highest February sales performance with strong sales of the new Range Rover Velar and Land Rover Discovery and the new 18 model year Range Rover and Rover Sport as well as the new Jaguar E-PACE still ramping up, despite difficult trading conditions in key European markets, especially the UK. Retail sales of 39,911 Jaguars and Land Rovers in February were 2.6% down on the previous year’s all-time high. Solid demand in China (3.3% up) and other overseas markets (1.5% up) was offset by lower sales in the UK (15.2% down for the month) and Europe (6.9% down), where trading conditions remained challenging. Sales in North America were 2.2% down on the same month in the previous year. With the company’s sales up 2.9% in January, year-to-date sales are level with a year ago.

Jaguar I-PACE Pricing (European Spec Model Shown)
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US Pricing for Jaguar I-PACE Released

Following its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, today Jaguar announced U.S. pricing for the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE. Priced from $69,500 before federal and local government incentives, the Jaguar I-PACE establishes a new mid-size premium battery electric vehicle (BEV) segment. With the debut of the Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar in the U.S. is officially in the luxury electric vehicle business and our retailers and customers are placing orders. In partnership with our retailers who are investing in new facilities and EV infrastructure, we have a proactive market strategy led by very competitive pricing and the Jaguar EliteCare electric vehicle ownership package. We think the entire journey of buying, owning and driving an I-PACE will be one our customers will love for life. — Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America Featuring a 90kWh battery, the I-PACE […]

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Jaguar Creates Unique XJ for Iron Maiden Drummer

Yesterday at the Geneva Motor Show Jaguar Classic was proud to present Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain’s custom-built ‘Greatest Hits’ Jaguar XJ6, kicking-off Jaguar’s XJ 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018. The bespoke commission is a collaboration between Nicko, the expert engineers and craftsmen at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Coventry, and Jaguar Design studio director Wayne Burgess. The project involved more than 3500 man-hours of work, with more than 4000 parts refinished, replaced or redesigned. Unlike any 1984 XJ6 before, it incorporates substantial modifications to the exterior, interior, drivetrain, and suspension, resulting in Nicko’s dream XJ.

New Graphic Pack Available for Jaguar F-TYPE SVR
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New Graphic Pack Available for Jaguar F-TYPE SVR

New Jaguar F-TYPE SVR buyers can now specify a personalization package for the 200mph all-weather supercar, adding distinctive racing-inspired visual touches at no extra cost. Special Vehicle Operations’ Jaguar designers led by Director of Design, Ian Callum, and its bespoke vehicle personalization team, have created a Graphic Pack which adds a compelling dose of visual muscle to the exhilarating all-wheel drive F-TYPE SVR.

2019 Jaguar I-PACE European Model Shown
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Jaguar Unveils the All-Electric I-PACE

Today, the Jaguar I-PACE, the first all-electric production vehicle from the Jaguar brand, has been unveiled to the world in a live webcast. Clean, smart and offering a wealth of driver assistance features, the Jaguar I-PACE delivers sports car performance, artificial intelligence (AI) enabled technologies and five-seat SUV practicality. British comedian and actor, Jack Whitehall, self-proclaimed EV enthusiast and TV presenter Jonny Smith and American tech guru iJustine, hosted a special live show as the first I-PACE rolled off the production line in at the Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria, where the car will be built.

JLR Sets New Full Year US Sales Record in 2017
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JLR North America Reports February US Sales

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC today reported February 2018 U.S. sales: Land Rover sales increased 19 percent to 6,828 units from 5,747 in February 2017; Jaguar sales were 2,185 units, a 37 percent decrease from 3,484 units in February 2017; Jaguar Land Rover February U.S. sales for both brands hit 9,013 units, a slight decrease from 9,231 units in February 2017. We are pleased to have our best ever February retail month in the U.S. for Land Rover and second best for the combined brands. With the sales momentum of the Jaguar F-PACE and the recent addition of the E-PACE, we look forward to the introduction of the I-PACE later this year. — Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC For the full year 2017, Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales reached 114,333 units, up 9 […]

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E-Type UK Opens New Bodyshop in Kent

E-Type UK – one of the leading authorities for all things Jaguar E-Type – has opened a brand new, state-of-the-art bodyshop at its Kent headquarters to bring all operations in-house and ensuring every demand can be met to the highest standards. The Hadlow-based company identified the need to have a fully-fledged bodyshop on site to ensure it delivers the very best service in one place. To accommodate the expansion, the decision was taken to move the showroom to an adjoining building which allowed more cars to be displayed. Later this year work will commence to further redevelop the showroom area in order to enhance the customer experience.

Premier of All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE Live Stream
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Premier of All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE Live Stream

Jaguar will live stream the global premiere of its first-ever battery electric vehicle (BEV), the Jaguar I-PACE, on March 1, 2018 at 1:00PM EST (19:00 CET) from its manufacturing location in Graz, Austria. Thousands of prospective customers from around the world have already pressed the ‘I want one’ button on the Jaguar website to register their interest in the hotly anticipated electric performance SUV, and Jaguar is responding by throwing the doors to its live-reveal wide open; hosting an online webcast on its social channels.

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Jaguar First Adds F-TYPE to UK Youth Driving Experience

Jaguar has created the ultimate young driver experience, with its updated Jaguar First program, allowing 11-17 year-olds to get behind the wheel of an F-TYPE four-cylinder sports car, capable of 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds. The addition of F-PACE, Jaguar’s fastest selling car ever, also gives youngsters the rare chance to take lead as designated driver, whilst their parent or guardian enjoys resting in the back seat for once!

Jaguar's New D-Type at Retromobile
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Jaguar’s New D-Type at Retromobile

We have talked about Jaguar’s new production run of the legendary D-Type before, and now the folks at Goodwood have a video for us. In this video, Tim Hannig of Jaguar Land Rover Classic shows the Goodwood crew around the extraordinary Jaguar D-Type Longnose. Built in 2017 to emulate the stunning 1956 machine, the car shone brightly at Retromobile in France. Note: Video and text courtesy of Goodwood Road & Racing.

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JLR North America Honors Dealers

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is proud to announce the 32 U.S. winning dealers of the 2017/18 Pride of Jaguar and Land Rover Pinnacle Retailer Excellence Awards. The Pride of Jaguar and Land Rover Pinnacle Awards are given annually to dealers who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and the Jaguar and Land Rover brands. Last year, sixteen retailers were selected from each brand based upon their top performance in core business categories including customer advocacy, sales and aftersales.

Jaguar Restart D-Type Production
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Jaguar Restarts D-Type Production

Jaguar Classic is re-starting production of the iconic D-type race car in Coventry, 62 years after the last example was built in 1956. The first Jaguar D-type to be assembled by Jaguar Classic, an engineering prototype, will make its world debut at the Salon Retromobile show in Paris this week.  Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be meticulously hand-built at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Warwickshire. In 1955 Jaguar planned to build 100 D-types. With only 75 completed, Jaguar Classic is now fulfilling the company’s original ambition by creating 25 all-new, period-correct sports cars.

Jaguar E-Type Zero wins GQ Award
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GQ Awards for Velar and E-Type Zero

\Jaguar Land Rover has won two trophies at the GQ Car of the Year Awards. The capable new Range Rover Velar won the ‘Climb Every Mountain in Luxury Award’, while Jaguar’s zero-emissions E-type Zero was named as ‘Best Use of Electricity Since the Lightbulb.’ In March 2017, the Range Rover Velar became the first car to ever be launched and displayed at the London Design Museum. Created with balanced proportions and elegant lines, the Velar brings unprecedented glamour and modernity to the Range Rover family, but without losing the famous go-anywhere ability of every Land Rover.

JAGUAR LAND ROVER REPORTS THIRD QUARTER RESULTS
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Jaguar Land Rover Reports Third Quarter Results

Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc today reported pre-tax profits of £192 million for the three months to 31 December 2017, as major investment in new models and challenging trading conditions in key markets offset a solid rise in unit sales. In the third quarter, retail sales grew 3.5% to 154,447 units, driven primarily by a 14.6% increase in unit sales in China and an 18.2% rise in overseas markets. Increased sales in such markets reflected underlying demand for the new Range Rover Velar, the Land Rover Discovery, the recently-launched Jaguar E-PACE compact SUV and, in China, the long-wheelbase Jaguar XF. This improvement was offset by flatter demand in the USA, UK and Europe, and the impact of model year change-overs for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

JLR Sets New Full Year US Sales Record in 2017
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JLR Reports US Sales for January 2018

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC reported January 2018 U.S. sales: Land Rover sales increased 5 percent to 6,446 units from 6,163 in January 2017; Jaguar sales were 2,604 units, an 11 percent decrease from 2,939 units in January 2017; Jaguar Land Rover January U.S. sales for both brands hit 9,050 units, a slight decrease from 9,102 units in January 2017. After coming off a record-setting year in 2017, we are starting 2018 with a successful January sales month for Jaguar Land Rover. — Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC For the full year 2017, Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales reached 114,333 units, up 9 percent compared to 105,104 units in 2016, and establishing a new all-time U.S. sales record for the combined brands.

JLR Largest Automotive Engine Manufacturer in UK
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JLR Largest Automotive Engine Manufacturer in UK

Jaguar Land Rover has been named the largest automotive vehicle and engine manufacturer in the UK in 2017. The British company produced 532,107 vehicles, a 2.3 percent fall from a record high in 2016, at its three plants in Birmingham and Liverpool. It also produced 305,907 clean Ingenium engines in Wolverhampton. The news comes as the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced that annual UK car production has fallen for the first time, having reached a 17-year high in 2016.

Fast Charging I-PACE Tested in Extremes
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Fast Charging I-PACE Tested in Extremes

Rigorously tested across extremes of terrain and temperature, the I-PACE has tamed the Arctic at Jaguar Land Rover’s cold weather test facility in Arjeplog, Sweden, at temperatures as low as -40°C. Tony Westerlund, a potential customer from Sweden, had some interesting questions on living with I-PACE in Arctic conditions, particularly regarding stability and traction on the ice and snow. To answer his questions, Jaguar engineers invited him to Arjeplog to drive the car for the first time and see how it’s been tested to ensure performance in extreme conditions. Following is a video of those questions.

Jaguar I-PACE tested in Los Angeles
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2019 Jaguar XJ to Be Fully Electric

According to a recent article in Autocar, the all-new successor to the classic Jaguar XJ line will launch at the end of 2018, the 50th anniversary of the line, and go on sale in 2019. What’s more, the car will be all-electric directly targeting the likes of Tesla and leading Jaguar’s push into the high-tech future. Autocar has learned that the decision has been taken to replace it, despite the tougher market for luxury saloons in the face of the rising popularity of luxury SUVs. However, it is being replaced not with a like-for-like model but with one that reinvents the very idea of a luxury saloon as an electric car and can act as a high-tech flagship for Jaguar. Jaguar will launch its first electric car, the I-Pace, in March. That model will have a significant technology transfer with the […]

VotW - Jaguar Factory Tour 1961
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VotW – Jaguar Factory Tour 1961

In 1961, a young man takes a tour of the Jaguar factory in Coventry. He sees how the cars are built and gets a ride in a brand new XK-E. The video also features the Jaguar Mk 2 which was in its third year of production at this point, having been introduced in 1959.