Locally manufactured Jaguar XJ launched at INR 92.1 lakh

Written by Car Dekho | Updated: May 29 2014, 21:40pm hrs
JagThe 3.0L diesel variant of the luxury saloon Jaguar XJ was previously retailed at a price of INR 1.16 cr.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) India has launched its locally manufactured Jaguar XJ diesel model. The 3.0L diesel variant of the luxury saloon was previously retailed at a price of INR 1.16 crore and now after local assembly the price gets slashed by a whopping 24 lakhs. That brings the price down to INR 92.1 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The British marquee has been furnishing this car with luxury features and powerful engine line-up and the same trend continues in the new XJ too. The car first forayed into Indian market in 2008 and now it has changed its track to CKD at companys Chikhli manufacturing plant where its siblings Freelander 2 and Jaguar XF are also being assembled.

The sheer class and quality that one expects with the Jaguar brand can be clearly seen in XJ. The English product comes with unmatched exteriors that need no attributes to define. Being a luxury premium saloon, it is embraced with a total contemporary look which appears classy at the same time. The exteriors are made with lightweight aluminum body panel which has ultimately reduced the overall weight, delivering efficiency in fuel economy as well as better drivability. The four-door luxury saloon adorns sports coupe body styling which is defined by the sweeping roofline. The front fascia consists of Bi-function HID Xenon headlamp cluster which operates automatically. The vehicle sports large perforated mesh grille with the brand logo at the center. The side profile consists of 18-inch alloy wheels which stimulates the premium quotient of this car to a great extent. The stylish LED rear tail lights look awesome and the twin exhaust pipes with chrome muffler complete the rear profile in sporty style. The 2014 version keeps its aesthetic appeal when it comes to exterior design.

Jaguar XJ and you can feel the richness as soon as you step inside. The rear seat is the place where you really wanna spend most of your time. Reason behind is the cocoon of comfort Jaguar is offering with state of the art equipments. The seats come with airline recline style along with massage option. In order to provide maximum comfort to the rear passengers, the suspension setup is revamped. At the back, the company provides two HD touchscreen panel for rich multimedia experience. Other features include Meridian Premium stereo with surround system and touchscreen display at the center console, LED reading lamps, panoramic sunroof, quad-zone climate control, new business table, etc. The vehicle offers abundant safety features which includes airbags for driver and co-passenger, side curtain airbags, front seat whiplash protection and seat belt reminder. Other advance safety features include lane departure warning, cruise control with speed limiter, electric parking brake and dynamic stability control.

Under the hood, the XJ diesel variant is powered by a 3.0L V6 turbo-charged engine producing 275PS and 600Nm of max torque and is mated to an eight speed automatic transmission. The car accelerates from 0-100kmph in just 6.4 seconds while top speed is 250kmph (electronically limited). Jaguar XJ due to its lightweight construction delivers stunning mileage of 12.9kmpl. Petrol variants are also available but are not assembled in India yet. The petrol model is a 2.0L engine that generates 240PS and 340Nm of peak torque mated to an eight speed auto transmission.

The full-sized luxury sedan market is the place where biggies come out and play fearlessly. Until recently there was only one eligible competitor to XJ and it was BMW 7-series sedan but now Mercedes have also launched S-Class sedan which is even more expensive than XJ L model. In terms of V6 engine specification, Audi A8L can be compared to XJ and it also holds the lowest price tag amongst the batch. The flat 20 percent reduction in XJ diesel model will surely attract a number of potential buyers from the elite class. The company is also coming up with plenty of new model. The Jaguar range will be expanded by the introduction of XE model while the Land Rover range of cars will be updated with Discovery and Discovery Sport SUVs.