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2010 Jaguar XFR Spied!
2010 Jaguar XFR Spied!

TheCarConnection.com's spies have scored some new shots of the Jaguar XFR, caught testing in Death Valley. The higher-performance XF gets a revised, vented hood, and a more aggressive front air dam to signal its arrival. A new side sill accentuates the XF's lower flared character line, resulting in...Read More»

Volvo C70
Is Volvo Next to Go?

With its various British brands now sold, will Ford Motor Co. sell off the last of its foreign brands, closing the books for good on its once-promising Premier Automotive Group? Numerous reports have appeared in recent weeks, suggesting Ford would like to offload its Swedish brand, Volvo Cars; many...Read More»

Car Dealer
Are Dealers Doing a Better Job Satisfying Customers?

That's the question posed by researchers wondering whether dealers are doing a better job than conventional wisdom would suggest. We've all heard the horror stories, of course: dealers who renege on promises, deliver a different vehicle than the one a customer expected to get, or throw a prospect's...Read More»

2009 Jaguar XK Spy Shots
2009 Jaguar XK: Spied!

Our U.K. operative has just snapped our first look at the mid-cycle facelift for the 2009 Jag XK--in both XK and XKR trim. Visual changes consist of new front bumpers with new outer air-inlets below the headlights. Judging from the surface development that appears to differ on the prototypes, the...Read More»

2009 Jaguar XF-R
2009 Jaguar XF-R Spied!

TheCarConnection.com's spy photographers caught the best shots yet of the 2009 Jaguar XF-R as it rolled through the city streets in the U.K. Hood vents, a deeper, more aggressive front air dam, and a new mesh treatment to the grille coverings signify the hottest version of the Jaguar XF, the new...Read More»

April Fools' Joke from Jaguar?

Everyone's getting in on the April Fools' Day jokes, including, we think, the funsters and wagsters at Carscoop. Witness this image here: according to the copy, it's a Jaguar XF-C concept due at the Beijing auto show on April 20. Carscoop says the four-seat coupe is based on the new XF, and powered...Read More»

Ford Says “Tata” to Jaguar, Land Rover

Ford’s grand experiment has come to an end. With the sale of its Jaguar and Land Rover brands to the Indian automotive upstart, Tata Motors, the struggling U.S. automaker has effectively abandoned its grand goal of becoming one of the world’s leading luxury car manufacturers. Ford’s release...Read More»

Jaguar, Land Rover Sold for $2.3B

UPDATE: Ford just confirmed the sale to Tata for $2.3 billion. We'll have more as details emerge -- the press release follows this item: A variety of outlets, including the New York Times, are reporting that the sale of Jaguar and Land Rover will be announced tomorrow. Ford has been trying to...Read More»

Your Nav Speaks--But Is It a Talking Moose or John Cleese?

Today's navigation systems are unbelievably advanced pieces of technology, but when it comes down to it, it's the voice that matters to me. We have come a long way in the decade and a half that navigation systems have become more widespread. Early setups were more pain than progress: I can remember...Read More»

We Bid January Adieu, and Clock Your Favorite Reviews

While the rest of the automotive world awaits January sales figures next week--we’re betting some will be up, some will be down--the back-end elves here have been poring over server logs to see which vehicle reviews were the most popular in January. There’s no huge surprise to find out...Read More»

Volvo Loses Big for Ford, While Jag and Land Rover Profit

Ford's Premier Auto Group was profitable in 2007 as Jaguar and Land Rover, which are now on the auction block, ended the year in the black. The small profit offset losses at Volvo, which was badly hurt by the decline in the value of the U.S. dollar. Don Leclair, Ford's chief financial officer...Read More»

2012 Jaguar XJ: Spies Nab It, But You’d Never Recognize It

While the world gets a grip on the loveliness that is the new XF sedan, Jaguar’s pressing ahead with a revamp of its big XJ sedan. And that’s exactly what spies have captured in cold-weather testing--the first prototypes of the new XJ coming in time for the 2012 model year. Jaguar...Read More»

Cape Town
Great Drives: Cape Town, South Africa

After 18 hours in the air, with a short stop on the western bulge of Africa for fuel, you descend toward South Africa sick and tired of recycled air and Ice Age 2. You are cranky. That is, until you blink through jetlagged eyes on left side of the aircraft as you gently bank down toward Cape Town...Read More»

2009 Jaguar XF – Is It the “HM?”

When we saw the latest photos of the Jaguar XF this morning, a colleague reminded us that this could be the last new Jaguar interior we see for a while. Even our spy photographers refer to the XF as the Hail Mary for Jaguar – a last chance before Ford loses its final bits of patience for a...Read More»

Jaguar Still In Play – Along With Land Rover

Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally reaffirmed his support of the Jaguar brand at the New York Auto Show. But a senior Ford executive tells TheCarConnection.com that the CEO, who came to Ford from Boeing a little over six months ago, has little interest or affection for Jaguar and Land Rover. The...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

Blind item: which Detroit designer’s feeling the heat? Which NYC-based auto exec is plotting his own swan dive? More to the point, how long before folks mistake us for the Star? In real news this week, GM turned in a great profit—great by 2007 standards. By 1991 standards it would be Rick...Read More»

X-Type: Not Dead Yet?

Could Jaguar be working on a new X-Type? While the upcoming XF is largely locked down, Jaguar designers are reportedly still working hard to develop an acceptable replacement for the much-aligned X, the brand’s smallest model. Numerous skeptics have urged Jaguar to get out of the entry-luxury...Read More»

2008 Jaguar XJ
Jaguar Tweaks XJ; More to Come

The look is undoubtedly familiar, but a closer inspection reveals the “new Jaguar XJ” on display at this year’s Geneva Motor Show really is a different cat. Despite significant technical innovations and a radically restyled exterior, the British maker played it a bit too safe when it...Read More»

2007 Geneva Auto Show poster
2007 Geneva Auto Show Index

U.S. VEHICLES 2008 Audi A5/S5 Preview by Marty Padgett (2/25/2007) The Nuvolari evolves into a stunner two-door. Preview by Marty Padgett (3/5/2007)New two-door spun from Arnage; 550 to be built. 2008 Jaguar XJ Preview by Marty Padgett (2/28/2007)A more contemporary look – or a bridge to the...Read More»

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