Jaguar has launched a 2.0-litre variant of its flagship sedan – the XJ at Rs 93.24 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The XJ L, with the smallest engine, will now be locally assembled alongside its smaller sibling, the XF, at its plant in Pune. This is the second locally assembled XJ after the 3.0-litre V6 diesel variant.
The small capacity four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine is turbocharged and produces 237bhp and 340Nm of torque mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
RohitSuri, Vice President, Jaguar Land Rover, India said, “We are excited to introduce the locally manufactured Jaguar with a 2.0-litre petrol engine, a first in its segment, at an attractive price point. The recently launched XJ 3.0L Diesel received an overwhelming response from customers across India. The introduction of the all-new 2.0L petrol engine is keeping in mind our endeavour to broaden the appeal of this fabulous car to customers who are more inclined towards driving a car with a powerful petrol engine at its heart.”
The 2.0-litre XJ will be available only in the top-spec variant and will get equipment focused on the rear seat comfort. It gets electrically adjustable rear seats with massage function that intensify in three levels. It also gets the 825-watt Meridian Surround Audio System, electric side window blinds at the rear, two 10.2-inch LCD screens, business table and LED reading lights.
The XJ 2.0-litre with its attractive price and levels of equipment will surely attract luxury car buyers. Power is secondary for most luxury car buyers in India as they are chauffeur-driven and their runs are mostly confined to city limits. Also, the reducing gap between petrol and diesel has just made petrol cars more attractive, so will it sell more than the V6 diesel? Watch this space for more news on it.