Talk about starting the New Year in full throttle, Jaguar-Land Rover(JLR) seems to have taken literally. It has silently launched a petrol variant of its Jaguar XF sedan in India, priced at Rs 48.3 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).
The Tata-owned company is clearly looking to broaden its line-up in India with the inclusion of a petrol mill. With this addition, the XF range in India is available with four engine options — the 187.4bhp 2.2-litre diesel, the 271.23bhp 3.0-litre diesel, the 236.71bhp 2.0L petrol and the range-topping 503.01bhp with the XFR 5.0L. The 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder engine in the XF 2.0-litre petrol makes 236.71bhp and throws out 340Nm of max torque.
The 2.0-litre petrol engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and does the 0-100kmph sprint in a claimed 7.9 seconds. The top speed is limited to 250kmph. Jaguar claims a combined fuel efficiency of 10.8kmpl for the XF 2.0 petrol.
In terms of features, the car comes equipped with standard features like sunroof, full-size spare wheel, TV tuner, rear-view camera and navigation controls. On the safety front, the XF gets front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger and Pedestrian Contact Sensing.
JLR India Vice President Rohit Suri said on the occasion of the launch, "The Jaguar XF 2.0L petrol engine is a definite head turner and an excellent sedan that combines elegant design, luxurious style and classy appeal."
The Jaguar XF petrol is priced a lakh over the 2.2 diesel version and will be produced as a CKD at its Chikhli facility in Gujarat.