Tata Motors owned British luxury car marque Jaguar has launched the locally assembled XJ-L luxury saloon in India. The luxury car is assembled through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route at Jaguar-Land Rover’s Chikhli assembly facility, off Pune. The CKD assembled Jaguar XJ-L (L denoting long wheelbase) is diesel powered.
The luxury saloon features a 3 liter, V6 turbo diesel engine that outputs 271 Bhp of peak power and 600 Nm of peak torque. The engine puts down all this torque to the tarmac through its rear wheels that are driven by an 8 speed automatic gearbox. The diesel engine propels the Jaguar XJ-L to 100 Kph from standstill in 6.4 seconds while top speed is rated at an electronically limited 250 Kph.
The car’s new prices start from 92.1 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Mumbai. In CBU guise, the Jaguar XJ-L used to cost 1.16 crore rupees. Therefore, CKD assembly and the ensuing lower import duties have resulted in the price of the luxury saloon falling by a full 23.9 lakh rupees. The locally assembled Jaguar XJ-L is available in two variants – Premium Luxury and Portfolio.
The Jaguar XJ-L’s Portfolio trim also sees the addition of a slew of features, underscoring the rear seat comfort of the luxury saloon. Increased headroom, massage seats, a new business table, electric sun blinds, 10.2 inch infotainment screens and LED reading lamps are the various new features added to the XJ-L.
The Jaguar XJ-L is also sold with a 2 liter-turbo petrol engine (237 Bhp-340 Nm). The petrol engined version of the car is imported through the CBU route owing to the low demand of this variant. In India, the Jaguar XJ-L competes with the likes of newly launched, facelifted Audi A8L, the W222 Mercedes Benz S-Class and the BMW 7-Series. The latest price drop on the back of CKD assembly is expected to boost XJ-L sales in the country.