Report - Jaguar launches XF 2.2L diesel variant in Chennai at 45.7 lakhs

23/02/2013 - 00:36 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

At a launch party this evening hosted at the premises of the British High Commission in Chennai, Jaguar India announced the cheaper 2.2L diesel variant of the XF sedan for the Tamil Nadu market.

Jaguar XF 2.2L diesel front fasciaJaguar XF 2.2L diesel engine

The 2.2L XF diesel is priced at 45.7 lakh rupees (ex-showroom, Chennai). Jaguar has presented the car in a few other cities and is taking a phased approach with the national launch.

Del Sehmar, Head of PR & Communications Jaguar Land Rover India began proceedings by bringing the elite gathering up to speed on the developments at JLR India. He said JLR's 17 dealers are spread across 15 cities. This fiscal year, JLR has posted a 157% sales increase compared to the previous year.

Jaguar XF 2.2L diesel dashboardJaguar XF 2.2L diesel cabin

Tamil Nadu dealer principal Mr. V.S. Arun of V.S.T.Grandeur spoke after Sehmar's brief presentation and said a second dealership for the state, spread across 30k sq ft is nearing completion in Coimbatore, and would be ready to welcome its first customer shortly.

Jaguar XF 2.2L diesel exhaust tip
Cosmetically the only differentiating feature on the 2.2L variant is the single exhaust tip on the rear bumper.

Coming to the real star of the evening, the 2.2L XF diesel is assembled at the JLR plant in Chikhli, Pune alongside the Land Rover Freelander 2. It is powered by 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine (not the 2.2L DICOR from Tata Motors) that makes 190PS of power and 450Nm of torque. It is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission that shifts gears in 200 milliseconds.

The car brims with features such as rear view camera, TV tuner, navigation system, touch screen, gear shift paddles, electric sunroof, etc.

Jaguar XF 2.2L diesel variant front fasciaJaguar XF 2.2L diesel variant headlamp

The XF is also offered with a bigger 3-liter V6 diesel engine and a 5-liter supercharged V8 petrol engine.

Jaguar XF 2.2L diesel variant side viewJaguar XF 2.2L diesel variant

As we were about to publish the story, Indian Autos Blog fan Fenin Rexo shared four images of the 2.2L XF diesel displayed at Forum Mall in Bengaluru through email.

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