Best Of British: Cars Manufactured In Britain

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BEST OF BRITISH: CARS MANUFACTURED IN BRITAIN

If you’re looking to buy a British car but don’t know which models are manufactured within the country, then look no further. There may not be as many factories in the UK as there once was, but Britain still plays an important role in the manufacturing of certain cars. 

With the Jubilee Celebrations underway, we want to share our top car manufacturers that produce their vehicles in Britain.

 

Jaguar

Jaguar originally began in the 1920s as the Swallow Sidecar Company producing sidecar motorcycles in Blackpool. Over the years Jaguar has continued to grow and develop to become the prestigious brand we now know them to be, competing with the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. Excitingly, Jaguar are now beginning to focus their attention towards electric power and have promising plans to build more EV’s in the future.

The UK is responsible for the production of Jaguar’s with manufacturing plants across the country. The Headquarter is based in Coventry and one of the main factories is based in Birmingham. You can even take a tour of the Castle Bromwich factory to see first hand how these magnificent machines are made. 

Popular Jaguar Models:

F-Type - This is a sports car not to be missed with the acceleration ability of 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds. 

F-Pace - The F-Pace has won multiple awards, including World Car of the Year in 2017. 

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Land Rover 

Following on from Jaguar, Land Rover are owned by the same company, Tata Motors, and in 2013 were joined to become Jaguar Land Rover Limited. The first Land Rover debuted in the 1940s although the first Range Rover wasn’t introduced until the 70s. These SUVs are now known to be some of the most luxurious in the world. Land Rover has stated from 2024 there will be 6 all-electric options to choose from also. 

Land Rover mainly builds within the UK however due to increasing popularity over the years, the manufacture has expanded to other countries. 

Popular Land Rover Models:

Range Rover Sport - The Range Rover Sport is now available as a plug in hybrid with a manufacturer stated range of up to  54-70 miles (real world driving conditions may reduce this). 

Range Rover Evoque - The Range Rover Evoque is a compact, premium SUV and is a Synergy customer favourite.

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Mini

The Mini is a quintessentially British icon that retains styling inspiration from the original 60s design while upgrading to the latest technology and utilising best-in-class engineering. Despite German company BMW taking ownership of Mini in the 90s, the car has never lost its British touch, especially with the added option of Union Jack rear lights.

Mini production takes place in two locations in the UK - Swindon and Oxford - as well as partner plants overseas in Austria and the Netherlands where the Mini Convertible and the Mini Countryman are built.

Popular Mini Models:

Mini Clubman - The 5 door, estate-bodied version of the classic Mini is a hit with Synergy customers. Mini Electric - The manufacturer says their electric-powered model can travel up to a maximum of 140 miles on a full charge.

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Bentley

The first ever Bentley pulled onto the streets of London in 1919 and for over 100 years now Bentley has built and manufactured some of the world’s greatest cars. It was recently announced the first ever electric Bentley will be built and developed within the UK in their Crewe factory that employs around 4000 people.

Most modern day Bentley’s are produced in Crewe, England with a small selection assembled in Germany. The Crewe headquarters is where all designing, production and engineering of Bentley’s takes place.

Popular Bentley Models:

Bentayga - Worldwide, this car is one of the most popular in the whole Bentley range.

Bentley State Limousine - This Bentley was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II reign on the throne.

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