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Jaguar Cars is a British car manufacturer. Its headquarters are in Whitley, Coventry but it is owned by the Indian Tata Motors.< /br>Jaguar history< /br>Jaguar was founded in 1922 by Sir William Lyons as the Swallow Sidecar Company. As the name suggests, the company started producing motorcycle sidecars before manufacturing passenger cars. Due to these first Jaguars’ somewhat unfortunate abbreviation SS used for the car models, the company name was changed to Jaguar after WWII. < /br>Despite after war financial difficulties, Jaguar flourished over the years not least thanks to their sports cars series such as the XK 120, the XK 140 and the E type in the early 1960s.< /br>During the 1960s, Jaguar lost its independency as a company, save for a brief period as a separate company in 1984. In November 1989 Jaguar was bought by Ford and incorporated in the latter’s Premier Automotive Group which also contains Aston Martin, Volvo and since 2000 Land Rover. Whilst being part of Ford, the Jaguar S-Type and X-Type were launched. Although announcing the prospective sale of Jaguar in 2007, Jaguar remained part of Ford until 2008 when it was acquired by Tata Motors. Today, Jaguars have been made for the Prime Minister and for the Queen and the Prince of Wales. Jaguars are currently still being designed in Britain.