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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 29, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
China’s annual October Holiday has started today, the whole country will be on the move, eating and drinking with the family and then back home again. There won’t be much new news until next Friday so we will post extra many stories on strange and beautiful cars. Like this perfect Daimler V8 seen on a parking lot in front of a ‘business club’ near my house in Beijing! Wadde style these automachines had, looking royal in dark blue with fat tires and loads of chrome all over.
September 25, 2012 by Joey Wang
New news on the Jaguar Land-Rover – Chery joint venture. Earlier on we heard the combination will start making cars in 2014. They will make the Freelander, Evoque and a yet unknown Jaguar sedan. Chinese press reports today that there is much more. Read more »
September 10, 2012 by Joey Wang
The Chinese interwebs are red hot with pictures from what appears to be the production version of the upcoming Jaguar C-X75 hypercar. The pictures where leaked, or so the stories say, from the China patent office, which indeed is well known for its notoriously leaking anything.
July 8, 2012 by Joey Wang
With booming sales, China will soon overtake North America to become the second largest market for luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover after Britain, the company’s top executive predicted on Friday.
JLR Chief Executive Officer Ralf Speth told Xinhua that the company will increase investment in China to expand its sales network in the country and develop cars that best meet Chinese consumers’ demands.
June 14, 2012 by Joey Wang
Jaguar will offer a 247hp 2.0 four-cylinder turbo in the XJ and XF for the Chinese car market. The engine is exclusively for China and meant to pump up sales, the same 2.0 is already available in the China-market Land Rover Freelander. Price for the XJ will fall below 900.000 yuan (base V6: 968.000 yuan), price for the XF below 500.000 yuan (base V6: 598.000 yuan). The 2.0 turbo’d XJ and XF will arrive early next year. Via: 163.