JAGUAR’S HIGH PERFORMANCE LUXURY CARS
Originally known as the Swallow Sidecar Company, Jaguar is a well known British luxury marque brand that was founded in 1922 in Coventry, England. Although it started off as a motorcycle sidecars producer, it later ventured into the manufacturing bodies for passenger cars and finally produced complete cars with Standard Motor Company. Following a merger with the British Motor Corporation in 1966, Jaguar grew autonomous and was listed on the London Stock Exchange. In recent times, Jaguar has become a symbol of affluence, producing marques for the British Prime Minister as well as the Queen and other royal family members.In the early 2000s, Jaguar was acquired by Ford and later on sold to Tata Motors. Under the management of Tata Motors, Jaguar was merged with Land Rover to form the current Jaguar Land Rover brand. All these changes notwithstanding, Jaguar has gained massive fame and a loyal fandom because of its ability to combine performance with good looks. Here are some Jaguar productions that are have a good resale value in the UAE.
JAGUAR XF SERIES
The Jaguar XF is a mid-size executive car that debuted in 2008 as a replacement of the S-Type. It has since gained massive popularity worldwide, winning several awards. Powered by the 2.2L inline four as the base engine and the 3.0L V6 diesel engines or 3.0L V6 and 5.0L V8 petrol engines as options, this stunner is available in six trim levels namely: the XF 2.0, XF 3.0, XF 3.0 AWD, XF Supercharged, XFR and the limited edition XFR-S. The 2016 XF marked a major facelift of this executive car, giving it the eye-catching, aggressive yet beautiful, feline curves it spots today. In addition to the sophisticated looks, Jaguar increased the interior space of the 2016 XF by reducing its weight and extending its wheelbase. All these changes were hard to top up and in the 2017 XF, the main modification was the additional 180hp engine option. Despite being priced highly in comparison to its rivals, the Volvo S90 and Audi A6, the Jaguar XF is a classic option with great resale value.
The Jaguar F-Type is a stunning two-door, two-seater sports car, modelled after its predecessor, the Jaguar XK convertible. Launched in 2013, the F-Type replaced both the XK and the famous Jaguar E-Type. So far this sports car is still in its first generation of production and offers a wide variety of options in terms of trim levels and cool features. Even though the first F-Type was a 2-door soft-top convertible, Jaguar added the 2-door coupe in subsequent productions. Apart from its beauty, the F-Type is a fast vehicle with smooth handling. The 2018 F-type is powered by a turbocharged inline-four engine that produces 296hp as the base engine with several other options. It comes with a slightly tweaked front, 12-way power-adjustable seats, Jaguar’s InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with navigation services as well as several safety features.
JAGUAR XJ SERIES
The Jaguar XJ is a series of full-size luxury vehicles that has been in existence since 1968. Although most Jaguars in the XJ range bear a similar look, the British designer Ian Callum gave this marque a major facelift in 2010, giving it a beautiful, feline sleekness. For 2018, the XJ has been slightly redesigned to include an upright front grille with a mesh detail as well as full LED headlights and LED taillights. The XJ is powered by three engine options and while the base 3.0L V6 engine is powerful, those in need of more power can opt for the 5.0L V8 engine in the XJ R model that produces 575hp. All the engines on the XJ are paired with the 8-speed automatic transmission. Jaguar also avails the Long Wheelbase option for those who need a few extra inches in their cabins. Jaguar has marketed the XJ as a pinnacle sedan and the technology in the 2018 model will definitely compete effectively with its tech-heavy rivals BMW 7-Series, Audi A8 and Mercedes S-Class.