Spotted in China: first Jaguar F-Type in the Wild
Published on January 29, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
A very sleek Jaguar F-Type 3.0 S, Spotted in China in the great city of Chongqing by Reader Colin, thank you for the pictures! Note EE in license plate, a fine tribute to the E-Type. The Jaguar F-Type was launched on the China car market in November last year and, amazingly, this is only the very first example we see in the wild, indicating sales are moving slow.
Spotted in China: first generation Jaguar XKR
Published on October 13, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A beautiful black Jaguar XKR coupe, seen on the Beijing Tuning Street in east Beijing. The Jaguar XJR was the super speedy supercharged variant of the Jaguar XJ. The first generation XK was made from 1996 until 2006 and the XJR arrived in 1998. The first-gen XK was never officially exported and is therefore a very rare cat to see in China.
Spy Shots: Land Rover Freelander testing with Chery engine in China
Published on July 15, 2013 by Joey Wang
Spy shots showing a Land Rover Freelander with a Chery engine under the bonnet testing in China. The Freelander will be made in China by the new Chery-JLR joint venture that will also make the Evoque and a yet unknown Jaguar sedan.
Jaguar XJS Convertible pops up in China
Published on May 27, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very pretty and very blue Jaguar XJS Convertible, seen in front of the Yanmingdao Park in the great city of Nanchang in Jiangxi Province. The owner of the speedy British sled is a member of a local supercar club. On the left a Hummer H2 in white.
Patent Applied: super stretched Jaguar XJ for the Chinese car market
Published on May 9, 2013 by W.E. Ning
China’s patent bureau has leaked again, showing drawings of a patent application for a stretched Jaguar XJ with a raised roof. It seems to be extended by at least a meter. The vehicle is completely redesigned from the B-pillar on, with the roof gradually raising and most of the extension happening behind the C-pillar.
Jaguar XF is shiny purple in China
Published on February 10, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Here we have a shiny purple Jaguar XF sedan, seen in the great city of Wuhan in Hubei Province. What a Wrap! Beautifully applied over the bumpers and mirrors, just like we like to see it best! Note wrap work around the head lights, that ain’t not an easy job. Grille standard chrome, cool enough, but would have been better in… Read more »
China becomes the biggest market for Jaguar Land Rover
Published on January 16, 2013 by Joey Wang
British-based luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has announced that China has overtaken Britain to become its largest market, with 71,940 cars sold in the country last year.
According to figures released by Jaguar Land Rover on Sunday night, the company sold 357,773 vehicles in 2012, up by 30 percent year-on-year thanks to strong market performances in Britain, China and the United States.
Jaguar Land Rover looking for Growth in China
Published on January 15, 2013 by Joey Wang
A senior executive of British luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover said on Monday that the automaker was looking forward to further expanding in the Chinese market, as it had become the company’s biggest market.
The global auto industry had not entirely walked out of the 2008 financial crisis despite constant improvements, but Chinese market had seen robust growth, eclipsing other countries, Phil Popham, Jaguar Land Rover’s director for group sales operations, told Xinhua in an interview during the ongoing 2013 North American International Auto Show.
Jaguar F-Type launched on the China auto market
Published on November 27, 2012 by Joey Wang
The new Jaguar F-Type has been launched on the China auto market. Price starts at 1.04 million yuan and ends at 1.54 million yuan. Engines: 3.0 Supercharged V6 with 380hp and the mighty 5.0 Supercharged V8 with 500hp. The F-Type sits price-wise in a black hole, nearest competition comes from the Porsche 911 (1.47 – 2.35) and the Mercedes-Benz SL (1.19 – 1.99). The F-Type is only the second Jaguar sportscar available in China after the current XK, which so far hasn’t been a great success. Via: Sohu.
Spotted in China: Jaguar XJ6 in Red
Published on November 7, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
A very fine Jaguar XJ6 in red, seen in a narrow street not far from my home in Beijing. The ‘XJ140′ XJ6 was made from 1986 until 1994 and never officially exported to China, but some came in grey or via diplomatic channels. This particular Jaguar XJ6 is the American version which had round head lamps, the European XJ6 came with square head lamps.