Jaguar XJ 2.0 litre petrol and 3.0 litre diesel to be built in India
Last week, during Auto Expo, JLR confirmed that Jaguarâ€™s flagship XJ is the 3rd vehicle to be made at the company’s Indian manufacturing facility in Pune. This follows in the footstep of Land Rover Freelander 2 in 2011 and Jaguar XF in 2013. In addition to Land Rover Freelander 2 and Jaguar XF vehicles, Pune plant will now manufacture Jaguar XJ with 2 powertrains, 2.0 litre petrol and 3.0 litre diesel variants.
Mr. Rohit Suri, Vice President, Jaguar Land Rover, India said, â€śWe are pleased to announce that we will start local manufacturing of the Jaguar XJ in India and sales are expected to begin in the middle of this calendar year. The Jaguar XJ has been a leading premium luxury saloon in many markets, including India, and we look forward to building further momentum with the launch of our locally manufactured flagship model.â€ť
Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Dr. Ralf Speth said, â€śWe are here in India to showcase the very latest offerings from our two great British brands. India continues to be an important and dynamic market for Jaguar Land Rover with year on year sales growth. This demonstrates that we are delivering our promise to create exciting products and unrivalled customer experiences. We aim to enhance the potential of the Indian market by growing our dealer network by 25 per cent this year and will now manufacture our flagship model, the Jaguar XJ, in Puneâ€ť.
The 2014 model year Jaguar XJ sports saloon is a perfect showcase for rear cabin luxury features, comfort and in-car technology. Standing strong on a lightweight aluminium body, Jaguar XJ’s agile and responsive handling allows it to react to road conditions while ensuring driver control and comfort.
Through 2013, JLR registered 22% retail YOY growth in India by selling 2913 cars. In 2013, JLR India launched Jaguar XF with the 2.2 litre diesel engine, and the 2.0 litre petrol engine variant. Since entering India in 2009, Jaguar and Land Rover retail sales in 2013 were commendable, and Jaguar was one of the fastest growing luxury car brands here.