JLR to assemble new XF variant at Pune plant

Written by fe Bureau | Mumbai | Updated: Jan 22 2013, 07:45am hrs
Jaguar Land Rover, the UK arm of Tata Motors, said the company is starting production of the Jaguar XF saloon at its facility in Pune.

The initial Pune-built Jaguar XF models will feature a 2.2-litre diesel engine, being introduced in the Indian market for the first time. The Jaguars will be built alongside Land Rover Freelander 2 vehicles, which are being produced in Pune since May 2011.

Rohit Suri, vice-president, JLR India, said, Our best-selling models in India are the Land Rover Freelander 2 and the Jaguar XF and this has driven the move to build these products locally. The Jaguar XF has become very popular with our customers due to its sports car performance, outstanding luxury saloon elegance and contemporary individual styling.

He said that a locally built product with a new engine for the Indian market will enable the company to provide customers with a wider choice of competitively priced models.

The locally-built XF comes with an array of features like rear view camera, TV tuner, navigation system, touch screen, gear shifting paddles, full size spare wheel, electric sunroof, rear screen electric blind and eight-speed automatic transmission.