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 |  Mar 25 2014, 8:07 AM

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The snarling Jaguar sports car that debuted roughly six months ago in L.A. will hit dealers in a little over a month.

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 |  Mar 23 2014, 2:11 PM

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Jaguar wants to move even more upscale than its F-Type coupe offering, with new rumors pointing to a two-door version of its XJ flagship sedan.

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 |  Mar 11 2014, 5:30 PM

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This heavily camouflaged car is the upcoming Jaguar sports sedan. Dubbed the XE, it’s Jag’s secret weapon which is designed to compete with the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4.

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 |  Mar 07 2014, 2:30 PM

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Despite it’s reputation for being a cool and luxurious car, Jaguar’s grand-touring coupe, the XK, is about to stop production with no replacement model planned at this time.

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 |  Mar 05 2014, 7:53 AM

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Jaguar is displaying its hooligan-certified XFR-S Sportbrake here at the Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Mar 04 2014, 7:01 AM

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Jaguar confirmed today that its upcoming BMW 3 Series fighter will be called the XE and that U.S. customers will be able to buy it in 2016, following a global launch this year.

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 |  Feb 26 2014, 4:32 PM

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Jaguar just revealed the R-Sport trim for its XF sedan before its official debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 25 2014, 8:33 AM

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Jaguar won’t be attending the Geneva Motor Show empty handed this year. Instead, it plans to debut the XFR-S Sportbrake.

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 |  Feb 23 2014, 7:11 PM

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The Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake has leaked, and it’s one hot wagon that won’t be making its way to North America anytime soon.

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 |  Feb 17 2014, 12:01 PM

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A Jaguar F-Type Targa model is under consideration according to the British automaker’s design head, Ian Callum.

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 |  Feb 05 2014, 10:17 AM

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Consumer Reports just released the results of its brand perception survey for 2014, ranking Toyota, Ford, Honda, and Chevrolet head-and-shoulders above the rest of the top 10. 

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 |  Feb 03 2014, 9:02 PM

10. Kia "The Truth"


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Depending on which team you were cheering for, the Super Bowl was a chance to exercise humility or an excuse to bury your head in the sand.

Regardless whether you were cheering for Denver, Seattle or the halftime show, the great advertising equalizer was there. Fans had the usual battery of multi million-dollar commercials to digest and as usual, automobile manufacturers brought the big ad guns out to play.

Kia’s K900 offers generous standard equipment, V8 power, rear wheel drive and a massive customizable gauge cluster. It could be one heck of a bargain alternative to “real” luxury sedans of similar size and strength if you can get past the idea of spending well over $60,000 on a Kia.

Super Bowl commercials carry controversy in the advertising world for being outrageously expensive with little potential to spur sales. Lawrence Fishburne singing might not get you to open your wallet, but it’s worth watching anyway.

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 |  Feb 03 2014, 6:32 PM

#Winning


Sales Winners and Losers January 2014

Welcome to 2014! Apparently in Chinese Astrology it’s the year of the “wood horse” but let’s hope this timber pony can canter away and carry the auto industry to continuing sales success. Which brands drove away with buckets of cash and which ones took a tumble down the stairs? Let’s take a peek at last month’s showroom winners and losers.

Overall the market took a small slide in 2014’s first month. January’s inhospitable weather likely kept shoppers at home huddled in front of their heat registers instead of out and about shopping for cars. Compared to the same time period in 2013, new-vehicle deliveries declined three percent to a little more than one million units.

Sales moved in the wrong direction, though fortunately the decline wasn’t severe. Still, a number of automakers did post some welcome gains, though these were offset by others that dropped.

 |  Jan 30 2014, 8:01 AM

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Jaguar is developing a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and is currently using the F-Type as a prototype for the new powerplant.

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 |  Jan 28 2014, 11:33 AM

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Did you ever notice that many Hollywood villains are played by British actors? Jaguar has, and is celebrating this British bad guy culture with its spot for the upcoming Super Bowl. 

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 |  Jan 27 2014, 5:35 PM

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AutoGuide’s spy photographers have grabbed some new photos of the facelifted Jaguar XJ during cold weather testing.

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 |  Jan 17 2014, 2:02 PM

Ask-AutoGuide-No-32-Main-ArtWinter’s frosty chill may have a death-grip on much of the Northern hemisphere but frigid temperatures and interminably gray skies aren’t going to prevent us from thinking on the bright side.

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 |  Jan 12 2014, 6:01 PM

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Jaguar has announced new details on its upcoming sports sedan, which will go on sale in 2015.

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 |  Jan 12 2014, 5:02 PM

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This past week, Lexus revealed its RC F sports car, which will make its official debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Automotive enthusiasts didn’t have to wait for the show to kick off however, as we got a first look video of the RC F at AutoGuide.com.

Our other most watched videos of the week include our comparison test between the Honda Civic sedan and the Toyota Corolla and our Jaguar F-Type S review.

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 |  Jan 03 2014, 5:54 PM

Win, Lose or Drive


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The numbers are in, figures tabulated and Champaign corks popped. It’s a brand-new year and 2013 is forever in the rear-view mirror. New-vehicle sales for December have finally been reported.

Overall deliveries were pretty flat across the board. Roughly 2,600 vehicles separate last month’s performance from the same period in 2012. Cold, snowy weather kept would-be buyers away from dealerships. Still, steady as she goes beats a big drop any day.

As for they the whole of 2013 things were considerably better. Sales were up about 8 percent compared to the year prior with deliveries falling just shy of 15.6 million units. That is a major victory for the automotive industry as it continues to recover from the great recession.

As for December’s numbers, here are the top sales winners and losers for the 12th month of last year. Naturally this list excludes brands like Maybach and Suzuki that have bowed out of the market.

 |  Dec 31 2013, 12:02 PM

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The U.S. auto industry is kicking back as 2013 draws to a close, if only for a brief moment, to revel in its best year since 2007. 

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 |  Dec 27 2013, 8:34 AM

This is Our Holiday Wish List


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It has been another busy year at the AutoGuide office. Once again we have driven and evaluated hundreds of cars this year ranging from the Mitsubishi Mirage to the Dodge Ram to the Rolls Royce Ghost.

We love testing cars and will test anything we can get our hands on. However, every once in a while we come across a car that is something special; a car that separates itself from the over-populated crowd and wins over our automotive hearts.

These here are the top ten vehicles that stuck in our minds. They may not be the fastest or flashiest cars out there (though most of them are), but long after we had to return these press vehicles, we were still longing for just one more drive.

 |  Dec 17 2013, 11:26 AM

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It won’t be long until Jaguar offers a host of products designed to compete more directly with German luxury brands.

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 |  Dec 10 2013, 12:02 PM

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The design of Jaguar’s new BMW 3 Series fighter is finished according to design director Ian Callum, who revealed that the car will adopt established brand design cues rather than trying to introduce a new look. 

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