Locally built Jaguar XF now starts at a tempting 44.5 lacs

Posted on: Jan 21, 2013 - 12:05pm IST

Germans Beware! India’s first locally built pouncing cat has finally arrived!

Indian built Jaguar XF

Jaguar Land Rover has notified IAB that they are commencing production of the Jaguar XF saloon at their facility in Pune. The Jaguar XF has also received a new heart and a price slash!

The entry level Jaguar XF will now be powered by a 2.2 i4 Td diesel engine with a power output of 190PS @ 3500rpm and 450Nm of Torque @ 2000rpm. The starting price you ask?

Well, that’s a thoroughly juicy 44.5 lacs ex-showroom Mumbai.

Standard features include:

  • Rear view camera
  • TV Tuner
  • Touch screen navigation system
  • Gear shifting paddles
  • Electric sunroof and rear screen electric blind

The Jaguar XF can also be availed in the existing 3.0 V6 Td diesel engine (275PS) and a 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged petrol (510PS). All engines are mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. The Jaguar XF will be built alongside the Land Rover Freelander 2 at the Pune plant.

The key rivals to the Jaguar XF are –

  • BMW 5-Series (Starts at Rs. 39,62,206 – Rs. 59,19,374)
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class (Starts at Rs. 40,72,855 – Rs. 73,42,295)
  • Audi A6 (Starts at Rs. 40,59,965 – Rs. 50,43,530)
  • Volvo S80 (Starts at Rs. 33,34,234 – Rs. 45,02,581)

The Jaguar XF is definitely a much better looking car and a more exclusive one too. And now with a price slash, a potential segment leader in the making!

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4 thoughts on “Locally built Jaguar XF now starts at a tempting 44.5 lacs

  1. Mohammed says:

    The Jaguar XF is definitely a much better looking car and a more exclusive one too. And now with a price slash, a potential segment leader in the making!

    – Absolutely agree ! The leaper cat is quite a stunning looker and it makes others in its segment look outdated. The luxury segment is about to radically change in India, with JLR trying to get aggressive in the Indian market. Game on !

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  2. S Pani says:

    Well, a start. But I still dont know why JLR doesnt want to bring out its lower variants to India and compete head on with the Germans.

    They have a slightly lower powered variant of this engine with about 160PS and also a couple of lower trim variants as well. I am sure that would have brought down the price to about the 41L level, making it even more price competitive.

    Even in case of the V6 diesel, they give us the 275ps variant only, no option of the 240PS variant. And the V6 petrol is not availabke at all. Considering they are all CBUs, I dont know why Jaguar dont want to bring them all in.

    At the end of the day for all these luxury cars the bottom end variant makes up the majority of the sales in India. So atleast they should bring in the cheap variants.

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    1. Monty says:

      May be because Jaguars have an image and prestige, a tad above Audi,BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

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    2. S Pani says:

      I doubt that image will come down, if you bring in the lower end variants to India.

      That premium image doesnt come out of it being pricier, rather comes from the fact that they are premium cars which dont follow the same German herd. They have a much better sense of styling, both inside and outside. Their take on luxury is more British rather than the German loaded with gadgets luxury.

      Just looking at a Jag beside any of the German will make it feel more premium, doesnt matter if the engine isnt any more powerful or the interiors has no extra kit on it.

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