Now under the stewardship of Indian giant Tata - who has left the Brits in charge - Jaguar is still turning out brilliant drivers' cars. Plus, they make one of the finest V8 petrol engines in the known universe.
£30,250 - £63,980
Replacing the talented but unloved S-Type, the XF pings Jaguar into the 21st century. Smoothness meets tech - rather like Jeremy Irons presenting Tomorrow's World.
£31,940 - £51,505
Jaguar is finally broadening the XF range: this estate is a crucial addition, and a good looking one to boot.
Quite brilliant from Jaguar. The XF-R is everything that you could want it to be, except possibly for the exhaust note.
£54,630 - £92,480
Jaguar finally makes the first real change of its XJ since 1968 - a risk worth taking. Defines a space all of its own, shot through with the spirit of an XK.
£58,380 - £74,380
Massively symbolic of Jaguar's new dawn - a sublime GT with looks and dynamics that send a fat shiver down the spine of Aston Martin's V8 Vantage. Seriously.