• Aug 11, 2010
2011 Jaguar XJ – Click above for high-res image gallery

The turnaround at Jaguar/Land Rover is happening even faster than the company's owner, Tata, had planned. A year ago, JLR posted a net loss of £64 million ($101M U.S.) in Q2; compare that to this year's second quarter and its £233.8 million ($369M U.S.) net profit on 57,135 vehicles sold.

While we're sure they aren't complaining, the boost has left JLR in bit of a lurch: production has bottlenecked because it needs more engines from Ford, after already buying "considerably more" than it expected. Ford hasn't offered any comment, but it is reported that the two companies are working together to figure out how to get Jaguar the powerplants it needs.



[Source: Bloomberg]


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 20 Comments
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder if this has something to do with Ford basically switching all their motors over to an entirely new generation of motors.

      Just as Tata buys Jaguar.
      Hm, maybe Tata is trying to buy the old engines? or trying to revise the new Jaguars to use the new Ford engines?

      Either way, sounds like they're in deep you know whats.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Way to hold up progress Ford ;)
        • 4 Years Ago
        XJ L supercharged is still a fantastic car.
        http://www.epinions.com/content_512392400516
        • 4 Years Ago
        More like, way to finally develop some worthwhile models for this brand, and then sell it immediately before those go to market.

        Just like GM did with the new Saab 9-5.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You don't think maybe it was a lack of planning by suddenly making their cars 2000% more gorgeous and fabulous in a segment very sensitive to such things do you?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I know the xtype had the 3L and almost certain that the stype used the 4L from the Lincoln LS which I guess would explain it but either way those are very old motors they need to move on.. I don't really follow rovers to well but perhaps they are using the the 4l as well
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh the xtype was definitely the duratec series jag just renamed it aj
      • 4 Years Ago
      Gimme supercharged goodness!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Toutes les marques de voitures automobiles,Die Cast collectors,Granby.qc.cA civil .I like cars of polices,James Bond,Films like Karate kid with Myagui .History no limits.Ford sync Microsoft Police interceptor rcmp grc Surete du Quebec crown Victoria.Flickr Next Cars v 6 Black and White tpsgc.Operation cougar jaguar porsche 911.Grc.Clubs of Granby.qc.Canada and Cars of World.Bombardier inc. Industries cars Sales.virtuel.Aerospace and Aviation secret Cies.Foods and Alimentations.Batmobile. I love horse and dog of Sujan rex and tinty.Natures zoologie biology ecology.vets.Saint Hyacinthe.Boats Yacht Royal Monaco and Canada.Thank,s Dube Francois 45 rue du Centre Granby.qc.Canada j2g5b4
      • 4 Years Ago
      is that elle mcpherson in the photo gallery?!?!
        • 4 Years Ago
        *DROOOOOOOOL*
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah..they've been milking the Elle MacPherson gallery for a long time! Jaguar and Elle to be synonymous is pretty cool. At least it's not with Cougar. ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      The stype 4l is carried over to the xf it's true about the aj v8 but I can only speak for the 3L in the xtype it says aj 2 or 3 I forget but it's nothing more than the 3 that's in the old Mazda 3 old Taurus they just put vvt on it
      • 4 Years Ago
      While waiting for their new Jaguars to be built, customers will be given a loaner Tata Nano w/optional 2 speed automatic and pearlescent white paint to drive for free until engines become available. Enjoy!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Because right now it is easier to keep buying Ford engines because the all the vehicles were designed around them. The next generation of vehicles won't be here until 2019 so they can sever their ties with Ford completely then.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Really?

      The AJ-V8 has never been a Ford engine though Ford had used the tooling to build a version for the Lincoln LS in Ohio. It's always been a Jaguar engine. So did Ford keep the Jaguar engine plant separate from the car plant sale to Tata? For what? They no longer use it in any Ford branded product and the V8 used by Volvo (if only in the VX90 going forward) is built by Yamaha.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Even though Jaguar had bespoke engines for there use, they were made in a Ford Factory (Dagenham mostly). Also, gas engine design and engineering was done in Dearborn and Diesel design was done at Ford's Dagenham Diesel center. There is no Jaguar engine plant.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Do more reserch. The AJ-V8 was designed entirely by Jaguar in Conventry. Ford built a seperate Jaguar engine facility at Ford's Bridgend engine plant exclusively for Jaguar. It then became a PAG engine facility building the Volvo designed inline 6 as well. They don't have their own plant but they have their own seperate engine facility. Ford had no part in the design of the AJ-V8 engine. It was designed by Jaguar long before they chose the Bridgend plant to build it. The Lincoln LS was launched years after Jaguar introduced this engine. The AJ-V6 on the other hand is a Ford Duratec block with Jaguar designed cylinder heads which later was added to all variants of the Duratec family.
    • Load More Comments