And we thought that 2011 has almost come to an end for auto buffs. Boy! were we wrong. After establishing concrete plans to assemble Freelander 2 in India, Jaguar-Land Rover (JLR) is all set to storm the Indian markets. According to EconomicTimes, JLR is gearing up for end of the year onslaught by launching 2 new models.
The very first one will be the Evoque, a baby Range Rover, the second one is speculated to be the facelifted XF which was showcased at the New York Motor show.
The Evoque launch is a no brainer because recently Land Rover India updated its website with all the details of the Evoque including the brochure. Carwale predicts that the launch could happen as soon as 4th of November. The Evoque will head to India in both 3 door and 5 door versions. There are speculations that all the Evoque units that were allocated for India have been sold out till the 2012. The Evoque is all set to storm the market at a stunning price of 50 lakhs.
There is no exact information available on what the second model might be. But speculations are rife that Jaguar will bring the facelifted XF in India. The new XF has been on sale in international markets since quite some time now and it is about time Jaguar updates the India line up.
The facelifted XF has some subtle changes to the design language. The new XF has caught the German fever of daytime LEDs integrated in the headlamps. The headlamps themselves are sharper and more aggressive.
The bulge on the bonnet has become more prominent. The rear features a new LED tail lamps cluster with a thin chrome strip joining the two tail lamps. The engine options available will be a 3 liter V6 diesel engine, a naturally aspirated 5 liter V8 petrol engine and a supercharged 5 liter V8 petrol engine.
Jaguar could also launch the 2.2L entry level diesel model in India to rake in some volumes. The expected price of the new XF will be around 40-50 lakh rupees.