Dec 21 2008

Jaguar E-Type: A True Automotive Legend

There are few car aficionados in the world who do not know about the Jaguar E-Type cars. In fact even most sports enthusiasts who love car racing know about this particular car from the stables of Jaguar. Manufactured between 1971 and 1974, the Jaguar E-Type is one of the most admired sports cars of the 1960’s. Also known as the Jaguar XK-E, this car used to rank high in the list of sports cars for the reason that it was powerful, unique and looked as if it was meant for the future.

For about 14 years this particular model was one of the best selling cars. The prime reason were its capabilities coupled with its low price. This resulted in more than 70,000 Jaguar E-Cars being sold. During these years, about three different version of this car were released. When this car was designed, the engineers at Jaguar had planned to make it a racecar. Down the years it finally became a sports car and was first unveiled to the community in Switzerland in the year 1961.

It was publicized as a car that was meant for long trips and was also a convertible. Another amazing fact was the aerodynamic shape of the car. This was one of the first aerodynamically designed cars and set the trend for such cars. Its shape influenced the design of the other sports cars that were released later on. These are just a few reasons why the Jaguar E-Type is considered a true automotive legend.

Dec 2 2008

Tata Not Developing SUV, Gives Go Signal for Jaguar XF Offshoot

Tata Motors Ltd. released its plans to have Jaguar in the upmarket veering away from plans of the previous owner, Ford Motor Co., to increase volume. Tata is inclined to produce a derivative of the XF but is not going for an SUV.

According to dealers who met with Tata top executives, Jaguar is lining up production of three new cars. This may include an XF sedan, which may come as a roadster and coupe, a sports car, and a luxury car. Details about the design or engineering of the vehicles were not revealed.

An SUV development was warded off by Jaguar since one will compete with the brand Land Rover which is also owned by Ratan Tata. The SUV also doesn’t fit the overall picture that the new owner has envisioned for Jaguar, to move up in the luxury car market place.

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