Jaguar XF 2.2 launched in India



Jaguar Land Rover has started the roll-out of its second India assembled product from the JLR plant at Pimpri, Pune. The Jaguar XF 2.2 will now be the cheapest available XF in India, priced at Rs 44.5 lakh, ex-showroom, Mumbai (minus Octroi). It will be built alongside the Land Rover Freelander 2 which is being assembled since 2011.

The XF 2.2 is powered by a compact, 2.2-litre, i4 Turbodiesel four-cylinder motor that produces 188 bhp and 45.4 kgm of peak torque. This motor is mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox and comes with an array of standard features. These include a rear view camera, TV Tuner, navigation System, front passenger seat away, touch screen, gear shifting paddles, full size spare wheel, electric sunroof and a rear screen electric blind.

The eight-speed automatic gearbox is now offered on the 3.0-litre, 273 bhp diesel motor as well as the 5.0-litre V8, up from the six-speed auto earlier. Both cars now claim improved efficiency too.

Jaguar Land Rover India has shown remarkable improvement in sales from its tally last year. Sales have grown by 32 per cent in the calendar year 2012 to 2393 cars; up from 1813 cars in the previous year.