Jaguar Land Rover, currently the one of the best-selling brands for Tata, will be making its presence felt at the 2014 Auto Expo. It will be bringing the F-Type Coupe and the DC100 concept car on display. It will also launch the nine-speed gearbox enabled Evoque crossover.
The F-Type Coupe was unveiled on November 20, 2013 at the LA Auto Show and will go on sale in America sometime within the next few months. It is based on the roadster which has been designed on the lines of the C-X16 concept car.
It shares much of its design and components with the roadster but gets an all-aluminium body and gentle sloping roofline that seems to grow out of the C-pillar. The interiors too are the same as the roadster including the same layout and features.
The engine options for the Coupe are the same as the roadster, which means that the list includes 3.0-litre V6 that powers both the base and the S version. In the former it produces 340bhp and 450Nm of torque, while the S version does 380bhp and 460Nm of torque. The top-of-the-line V8S will now be called the F-Type R and will make use of the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 that produces 550bhp and 680Nm of torque. All engines have been mated to the ZF eight-speed gearbox.
The British automaker recently trademarked the name ‘Landy’ leading us to believe that it is creating a model range below the Evoque. These models are likely to take their design cues from the DC100 thus making it relevant to markets like India where the demand for entry-level premium vehicles is slowly on the rise. The DC100 was introduced as a successor to the aged, but incredibly powerful Defender, but still remains in concept form due to JLR not discontinuing the latter.
The DC100 comes with a 2.0-litre petrol engine as well as a 2.0-litre diesel engine both of which will churn out somewhere between 185bhp to 230bhp and significant amounts of torque. We expect that in production form the DC100 will be fitted with the British automaker’s terrain response system and ZF eight/nine speed gearbox.
Apart from these two vehicles they will also launch the nine-speed gearbox enabled Evoque which was unveiled last year. The on display vehicles list is also likely to include the Project 7 race car as well as a few customised Evoques.