Jaguar Cars Limited is a high-end car manufacturer with its headquarters in Coventry, England, now owned by Indian-based Tata Motors and operated as part of Jaguar Land Rover.
The company was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company in Blackpool in 1922, changing to SS Cars Ltd in 1934 in Coventry, and finally becoming Jaguar Cars Ltd in 1945. Following several subsequent changes of ownership since the 1960s, the company was listed on the London Stock Exchange and became a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index, but is now owned by India's Tata Motors, and was acquired together with Land Rover from Ford on 2 June 2008.
Jaguar Cars holds Royal Warrants from HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Charles.
Founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922, by two motorcycle enthusiasts, William Lyons and William Walmsley, the SS Jaguar name first appeared on a 2.5 litre saloon in 1935. The Jaguar name was given to the entire company in 1945 when the SS was dropped due to lack of popularity from WWII.