Launched in the early-'20s as a maker of motorcycle sidecars, what became known as Jaguar began building its reputation for exciting, accessible performance in the 1930s. After World War II, with a mandate from the British government to export or expire, Jaguar supplied some of the most iconic sports cars in the '50s (XK120) and '60s (E-Type), as well as a well-received sedan in the Jaguar XJ.
Having been sold by owner Ford to India-based Tata Motors in 2008, the ensuing years have seen a notable uptick in both new models and market energy. Jaguar's least expensive model is the newly introduced XE, competing for 3-Series prospects with a choice of turbocharged four, V6 and diesel powertrains. And despite being equally brand new, Jaguar's F-Pace crossover is on pace to become the brand's most popular offering. All Jaguars - on some level - are fun to drive, but the nod goes to the 2-place F-Type, in any configuration. And if you option up the F-Type SVR, you'll get Jaguar's most fun and most expensive.
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