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A Change Of F-Pace At Bowood House

A version of this article, written by me, first appeared on Automoblog in the USA:  Last week I was forced to spent my time driving and assessing a Jaguar F-Pace for the ultimate benefit of others. I know what you’re thinking but it really was not too much of a hardship. Somebody has to do it. There’s really no need to thank me. Continue reading

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Jaguar F-Pace – The Distinctive SUV

As you no doubt know, the Jaguar F-Pace has been warmly received and is highly regarded. What’s not to like, after all? It is stylish and well made right here in Britain; it drives with athletic prowess and there’s ample space for the whole family yet I couldn’t quite help harbouring a slight sense of disappointment when the first snaps appeared. I guess I was hoping for something different and more exciting. I’m not complaining though; after all I am very fortunate to be loaned these cars and the distinctive Jaguar F-Pace almost reaches the pinnacle of the prestige SUV pole. Continue reading

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When Jaguars Go Driverless

Put away your string-backed driving gloves old boy, you’re not going to need them. Jaguar Land Rover plans to create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles over the next four years, to develop and test a wide range of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies. The first of these research cars will be driven on a new 41 mile test route on motorways and urban roads around Coventry and Solihull later this year. Continue reading

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Jaguar XJ R-Sport – An Effortless Way To Lose Your Licence

Previously I said goodbye to the current iteration of the Land Rover Discovery and felt sad at its passing. Demonstrating a shallower side to my nature however I bucked up enormously when I key-swapped the old Discovery for the nice new Ammonite Grey Jaguar XJ R-Sport SWB you see in the snaps. Well, you have to move on, don’t you? Continue reading

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Out And About With: The Jaguar XE R-Sport

It is oft times said that, in life, a little rain must fall. Well, old sayings are all very well but this winter has been a bit much, frankly. Then, one day last week, appearing like the sun’s rays through sodden skies, like the first snowdrop that heralds Spring, the Jaguar XE R-Sport 2.0L i4 you see in the snaps appeared and suddenly all was right with the world. Continue reading

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2016 – A Driving Year

You might find this surprising for a motoring writer but this year I have decided to get out more. It is a great privilege to be offered cars to review and I appreciate every one but last year I drove so many that I seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time at the computer and not at the wheel. Clearly this has to change. Continue reading

Jaguar F-Type Coupé 5 litre V8 AWD – Short Drive Review

Jaguar F-Type CoupeColin Hubbard continues his series: Since Tata bought Jaguar and Land Rover in 2008 both companies fortunes and successes have flourished to make them a worldwide premium brand. Look down a celebrities’ street or box office movie and both brands will be commonplace. Jaguar have traditionally been a gentleman’s car builder, making cars for the more mature professional. My Father aspired to own one for many years and took the plunge in 1993 with an XJ6, followed that with an XJ8 and then a modern day Morse car replica the S-Type. Continue reading

Jaguar XFR Still Has The Power To Please

This review is coming to you earlier than expected because DriveWrite is pinned down in the house with some mediaeval malady. I must have brushed against one of those archeologists digging up the Bedlam pits or something. For this reason, sitting alone outside with lots of lovely petrol in it, is my featured car today, the Jaguar XFR. This is a performance version of the regular XF saloon and it has not had quite the workout I would have liked. Continue reading

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake R-Sport – Still Going Strong

The Jaguar XF has been with us since 2008 and although it remains a fine car it is now starting to look in need of refreshment. Jaguar plainly know this too because they will reveal an all-new XF in the Spring. The new car will go on sale in the Autumn. This doesn’t mean though that the current model doesn’t do the business though as our test car, the Sportbrake R-Sport, demonstrates. Continue reading

Jaguar XFR-S: The Price Of Power

A year ago or so I had the opportunity to drive the blisteringly fast hot, foetid petrolhead dream that is the Jaguar XJR-S. I was only allowed a half-hour with the car but subsequently didn’t shut up about it for the next six months, telling everyone who would listen – and indeed some who didn’t want to – that it was my total fave. Continue reading