Snapshot: Jaguar has launched an entry-level petrol engined variants of the best selling XF luxury sedan in India. The 2 liter turbo petrol engined Jaguar XF sedan is built in India through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route. The car is priced at 48.3 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Mumbai.
Jaguar India has added a third car variant to the CKD assembly operation that it runs out of its Chikhli facility, an assembly unit that was previously configured for the Tata Motors-Mercedes Benz car making venture. The latest CKD car to roll out from Chikhli is the Jaguar XF 2.0 petrol variant. The petrol variant is priced at a lakh and a half over the 2.2 liter diesel engined variant, which retails for 46.63 lakhs ex-showroom Mumbai.
The XF 2.0 is powered by a 2 liter turbo petrol motor from Ford’s EcoBoost engine range. This engine outputs 240 PS of peak power and 340 Nm of peak torque. These outputs makes the XF 2.0 more powerful than comparable offerings from the Teuton trio, Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz, whose A6, 5-Series and E-Class respectively, have lower powered, entry-level petrol variants.
The 2 liter engine is mated to the 8 speed automatic gearbox sourced from ZF. The gearbox drives the rear wheels of the Jaguar XF, propelling it from standstill to 100 Kph in 7.9 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 Kph. The Jaguar XF 2.0 comes with an ARAI certified mileage figure of 10.8 Kmpl. Safety features such as airbags, ABS+EBD, ESP, Traction Control and daytime running LEDs are standard.
Other major features on the car include a rear view camera, a satellite navigation module, a touch screen-based infotainment unit, TV Tuner, paddle shifters, electric sunroof, full sized spare wheel, electric seats and electric rear screen blind. The car will be sold through 19 Jaguar-Land Rover dealerships across 17 Indian cities. Notably, Indian car and utility vehicle major, Tata Motors, owns the Jaguar-Land Rover brands.