Made in India Jaguar XJ order books open from Rs 5 lakhs

Prebooking of new 2014 Jaguar XJ has commenced for a down payment of INR 5 lakhs. Slated to arrive in markets by June this year, the Jaguar XJ was showcased at the Auto Expo in February while it will be brought into the country via the CKD route. Assembly operations will take place at Jaguar Land Rover India’s plant in Pune.

jaguar india starts accepting bookings for new XJ saloon2014 Jaguar XJ luxury sedan will be assembled at the company’s Pune facility from where the Jaguar XF and Land Rover Freelander 2 are also assembled. Of the three, Jaguar XJ will be the flagship model which is locally manufactured.

The new Jaguar XJ will receive both petrol and diesel engines with the petrol variant being powered by a 2.0 liter, four cylinder turbocharged engine offering peak power of 236.7 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 340 Nm torque at 1,750 rpm. This variant will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 241 kmph.

The Jaguar XJ will also receive a diesel engine in the form of a 3.0 liter, six cylinder engine offering peak power of 271 bhp at 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 600 Nm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph will be achieved in 6.4 seconds while top speed is pegged at 250 kmph. Both the petrol and diesel engines will be mated to 8 speed automatic transmission. Fuel efficiency is at 9.4 kmpl where the petrol variant is concerned and at 12.9 kmpl for its diesel engined counterpart.

Once launched the new 2014 Jaguar XJ will compete with the likes Mercedes S Class, soon to be launched 2014 Audi A8 facelift. Image gallery of Jaguar XJ from the Delhi Auto Expo can be found here.