Jaguar Land Rover to assemble 2nd model in India, new XF variant from Pune
The variant, which will be the second JLR model in India, with a 2.2 litre diesel engine will be introduced in India for the first time at an entry price of Rs 44.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) and will be assembled at Tata Motors' Pune facility.
"The initial Pune-built Jaguar XF models will feature the company's acclaimed 2.2-litre diesel engine, which is coming to the Indian market for the first time. The Jaguars will be built alongside Land Rover Freelander 2 vehicles, which have been produced in Pune since May 2011," the company said in a statement.
Jaguar's currently available diesel and petrol XF variants with 3.0 litre and 5.0 litre engines are priced between Rs 57.15 lakh and Rs 1.03 crore (ex-showroom).
Commenting on the development, Jaguar Land Rover India Vice-President Rohit Suri 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.
"So we are now delighted to offer this car (XF) as a locally built product with a new engine for this market, which will enable us to provide our customers with a wider choice of competitively priced models".
Jaguar Land Rover India has reported 32 per cent growth in its sales in 2012 at 2,393 cars compared to 1,813 units in
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