Jaguar India is putting the erstwhile Tata-Mercedes Benz assembly unit at Chikhli, off Pune, to good use. The automaker has just put the XJ 2.0 into CKD assembly, and the car is the second variant in the XJ series to hit the CKD assembly circuit in India, after the XJ 3.0 Diesel. The just-launched Jaguar XJ 2.0 has been priced at 93.24 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Mumbai. This pricing makes the XJ 2.0 the least priced car in Jaguar India’s XJ range.
The car uses a 2 liter Ford EcoBoost turbo petrol engine that pumps out 237 Bhp of peak power and 340 Nm of peak torque. An 8 speed automatic transmission drives the rear wheels of the car. Jaguar claims a 9.4 Kmpl fuel efficiency figure for this luxury saloon, which is quite respectable given the car’s ample girth. The XJ 2.0 launched comes in the Portfolio trim level, and with a long wheelbase that is standard across all XJ variants sold here.
In terms of equipment, the Jaguar XJ 2.0 packs in a raft of features to pamper the passengers occupying the rear seat. Electrically adjustable rear seats with massage function in three intensity settings and increased rear headroom are two major changes. The car also comes with two 10-inch LCD screens, powered window blinds, a Meridian audio system, LED reading lights and business tables.
Other variants of the Jaguar XJ luxury saloon sold in India include the XJ 3.0 Diesel, the XJ 3.0 V6 Petrol and the XJ 5.0 V8 Petrol. While the XJ 3.0 Diesel is assembled in India, the XJ 3.0 and 5.0 Petrols are imported as completely built units. The XJ is Jaguar’s flagship luxury car worldwide, which competes with cars such as the Audi A8, the BMW 7-Series and the Mercedes Benz S-Class luxury saloons.