Jaguar Cars is a brand of Jaguar Land Rover, a British car manufacturer headquartered in Whitley, Coventry, England, owned by the Indian company Tata Motors since 2008.
Jaguar was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars before developing passenger cars. The name was changed to Jaguar after World War II to avoid the unfavourable connotations of the SS initials.
Jaguar manufactures cars for the British Prime Minister, the most recent delivery being an XJ in May 2010. The company also holds royal warrants for cars from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.
Jaguar cars today are designed in Jaguar Land Rover's engineering centres at the Whitley plant in Coventry and at their Gaydon site in Warwickshire, and are manufactured in Jaguar's Castle Bromwich assembly plant in Birmingham.