Jaguar Land Rover, owned by Tata Motors, has just launched the Jaguar XF diesel luxury sedan in India at a price of Rs. 48.37 lakhs, ex –showroom New Delhi.
The car will be imported as a completely built unit and sold here (the price includes 110 percent import duty).
The Jaguar XF is powered by a 3-litre V6 diesel engine that puts out 250 PS of power and 600 Nm of torque. The engine features twin sequential turbochargers and is mated to a six speed automatic transmission, and can propel the car from 0-100 kmph in 6.4 seconds.
The car also features some advanced driver conveniences such as sequential shift and dynamic stability control. The Jaguar XF diesel has 18 inch alloy wheels and a full size spare. The car is equipped with soft leather seats, phosphor blue halo illumination (that gives it a cool blue glow), and interior mood lighting. It has a full infotainment touchscreen display that also doubles up as a video display and rear view camera. Other features include cruise control and an electric sunroof. The car has been given additional ground clearance for the Indian market.
Rohit Suri, head of the premier car division at Tata Motors, said, “The Jaguar XF diesel has been customized by engineers in the UK for the Indian market. This symbolizes the importance of the fast growing Indian premium luxury car market.”
Jaguar Land Rover launched two models in India last year – the Jaguar XF petrol with a 5 litre engine and the Jaguar XFR. The company sold a total of about 240 cars last year, through its three dealers in India. It plans to add another 10 odd dealers in a year.
There has been speculation that Tata Motors would begin assembly of Land Rover vehicles in India, given that it now owns the brand and there is good brand recognition in India. Suri said the company was planning assembly, but plans would be firmed up only by the middle of next year.