Originally Posted by Mathew
1. Ford owns both Jag and Aston.
2. The new Jag was designed by the designer of current Aston Martins, if I am not mistaken.
Ford did JUST sell aston to Prodrive, but they hold a minority stake in it still .Jag is up for sale, but is still owned by Ford.
And yes, Ian Callum, head of Jaguar design now, was responsible for the design direction that Henrik Fisker went with the Aston DB9. Ian Callum did design the DB7 and Vanquish.
There cannot and will not be a design suit brought against Jaguar by Aston. That's just stupid. Besides, ONLY the Jag's rear only bears a superficial
resemblance to the Aston design language.
This is the modern Jag that has been asked for since the current Jags are considered "stodgy" and are slow selling.