Category Archive: Jaguar

Jul 07

Road Test – 2017 Jaguar F-PACE R-Sport 35t

2017 Jaguar F-PACE R-Sport 35t, Iain Shankland,, Jaguar F-PACE, Road TestWhen Jaguar announced the arrival of an SUV a couple of years ago, I thought – Oh no, please don’t do what everyone else is doing!!! Why would they do that?!! Then I saw the pictures… oh my… then I saw it in person at the auto show and I was smitten. Then I got to drive it… This isn’t just an SUV – this is a JAGUAR SUV – it’s an F-Type on stilts, but it drives like a sportscar! Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 07

Road Test – 2017 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD

2017 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD,, Iain ShanklandA couple of years ago I tested the 2015 version of this vehicle. I actually wanted to try out the regular wheelbase version but there weren’t any available. For the 2016 model year Jaguar upgraded and refreshed the XJ – not wanting to miss the opportunity to drive one of my favourite cars for a week, why not drive the new refreshed version. Note: the 2016 and 2017 models are virtually identical other than a $1,000 msrp price increase. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 09

Road Test: 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE S AWD COUPÉ

Iain Shankland, Jaguar F-TYPE S AWD, Road-Test.orgThe 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE S AWD COUPÉ can be summed up in one word: Purrrrrrfect. Seriously. When you’re driving this car and you’re a man: you’ll have to beat the women off with a stick, and if you’re a women… let’s just say you won’t be considered just a cougar – you’ll be a magnet.

If anyone ever says to you: “Money can’t buy happiness” – punch them in the throat and show them a picture of this car. Money can buy happiness and it’s called a Jaguar F-Type. This car is worth trading your soul for. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 29

Road Test: 2015 Jaguar XJ L

Jaguar XJ L, Iain Shankland, Road-Test.orgIf you read my previous road test with a Jaguar – the XF (here) you’ll know how much the brand has been ingrained in my past. This time I had the opportunity to drive the biggest Jag of all – the 2015 Jaguar XJ L … not just a regular XJ, but the long version, the “Royalty Version” if you will. This car isn’t just long – its loooong! Yet surprisingly it drives like a much smaller car – like the XF. You never realize how big it is until you get out and look at it parked beside a regular-sized car. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 31

Road Test – 2014 Jaguar XF 3.0L AWD

Jaguar XF 3.0L AWD, Road-Test.orgMy love-affair with Jaguar cars goes way back to when I was knee-high to a grasshopper… I have vivid memories in 1971 of playing in my uncles 1950’s era Mark 2 Jag – thrilled at the time to even be in the presence of it! I can still remember the smell of the leather and the details of that car today. A few years later I got the opportunity to sit in the infamous Jaguar E-Type at a car dealership while my parents were shopping for a new car. I can still remember the pale-yellow convertible that The Daily Telegraph newspaper include in a list of the world’s “100 most beautiful cars” of all time. Only 8,626 of those beauties were ever made and I got to sit in one – what a thrill! A number of years ago my wife and I got a surprise invitation from BMW to test their new 5-series against several competitive cars – the Jaguar S-Type was among the choices and I immediately grabbed the keys to that. Although much-maligned I liked the S-Type even though my nod went to the fantastic BMW 528. So after all these years I finally get the opportunity to spend some quality time with the car that I’ve loved for almost 50 years. How will it stack up after a week? Will it live forever be on the pedestal that I placed it on all those years ago? Sure, it’s a completely different car and a the company’s run by a different owner now.. but it’s a JAG!

The XF comes in two versions, a 3.0L supercharged V6 that comes standard with all-wheel drive or the 5.0L V8 supercharged XFR with 510 horse power 461lb ft torque.

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Oct 05

New Photos of the Gorgeous 2013 Jaguar F-Type

While Jaguar itself was releasing videos of the new F-Type in camouflage, a member of the forums unloaded high-quality pictures of the drop-top.

2013 Jaguar-F-Type-Roadster

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Feb 05

Jaguar C-X16 Concept


Jaguar C-X16 Concept

The Jaguar C-X16 concept is a bold statement of Jaguar’s future design and technological intent. The C-X16 takes the traditional front-engined, rear-wheel drive formula that Jaguar defined over decades and reinvents it for the 21st century in a performance-oriented hybrid drivetrain with 50:50 weight distribution. If anything can be said to define Jaguar designs it is one word: drama. The C-X16 is no exception, taking the traditional two-seater sports car template and redefining it in the Jaguar idiom.