JLR launches locally-built Jaguar XF in India
India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | January 21, 2013 16:31 IST
The locally built Jaguar XF 2.2-litre diesel car comes with an array of standard features such as: rear view camera, TV Tuner, navigation System, front passenger seat away, touch screen, gear shifting paddles, full size spare wheel, electric sunroof, rear screen electric blind and eight-speed automatic transmission.
Jaguar Land Rover is commencing production of the Jaguar XF saloon at its facility in Pune, India.The initial Pune-built Jaguar XF models will feature the companys acclaimed 2.2-litre diesel engine, which is coming to the Indian market for the first time. The Jaguars will be builtalongside Land Rover Freelander 2 vehicles which have been produced in Pune since May 2011.
Rohit Suri, Vice President, Jaguar Land Rover India said: Our best-selling models in India are the Land Rover Freelander 2 and the Jaguar XF and this has driven the move to build these products locally. The Jaguar XF has become very popular with our customers due to its sports car performance, outstanding luxury saloon elegance and contemporary individual styling. Its inspired engineering and technological innovation have helped it to win more than 100 awards internationally. So we are now delighted to offer this car as a locally built product with a new engine for this market, which will enable us to provide our customers with a wider choice of competitively priced models."
The locally built Jaguar XF 2.2-litre diesel car comes with an array of standard features such as: rear view camera, TV Tuner, navigation System, front passenger seat away, touch screen, gear shifting paddles, full size spare wheel, electric sunroof, rear screen electric blind and eight-speed automatic transmission.Jaguar Land Rover India recently announced a 32% growth in wholesales in 2012 at 2393 cars compared with 1813 cars in the previous year.
Jaguar XF product informationOffering greater choice, efficiency and technologyJaguar's multi-award winning XF features significant enhancements for the 2013MY. Key features across the 2013MY XF range are:
"The technical improvements introduced to the 2013 Model Year XF demonstrate Jaguar's determination both to exceed the demanding expectations of our customers around the world, and our ambitious plans for growth in emerging markets. Through the expertise of our engineering teams, the Jaguar brand is in a stronger position than ever before to achieve those goals.Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar CarsPowertrainsThe acclaimed eight-speed ZF automatic transmission complements its smooth, powerful turbocharged diesel engines and is now made standard across the XF range for all petrol and diesel powerplants.
- An array of upgrades available as standard features such as: rear view camera, TV Tuner, navigation system, optimized audio and navigation controls, front passenger seat away, touch screen, gear shifting paddles, full size spare wheel, electric sunroof and rear screen electric blind.
- Significantly improved efficiency through a newly expanded powertrain range. Eight-speed transmissions are now mated to all engines.
"The engineering target in developing the 2013MY XF powertrain range was to optimise efficiency and enhance choice, while never compromising the effortless performance that is an inherent and vital characteristic in all our cars - each derivative in the new XF range meets that enhanced efficiency goal while offering the performance thrill expected of a Jaguar."Ron Lee, Group Chief Engineer, Powertrains, Jaguar Cars
The eight-speed ZF transmission offers better economy, reduced emissions and smoother acceleration compared to the previous six-speed equipped models.
For all installations the transmission's operating software has been specifically tuned to ensure it perfectly matches the power delivery of the engines to which it is mated and offers the sporting feel, precision and smooth shifting expected of a Jaguar.
With both a wider spread of ratios and more even spacing between them, the gearbox provides more seamless acceleration both from rest and when overtaking, while fuel consumption at high speeds is reduced. Gearshifts are executed in just 200 milliseconds while driver intervention is possible through the use of steering wheel-mounted paddles which allow multiple downshifts, allowing the desired gear to be selected almost instantaneously.
The use of lightweight, compact components including a rear differential with an aluminium casing means there is no weight or packaging penalty when compared with the outgoing six-speed models, while efficiency is improved through the use of an improved pump design and greater control of the gear elements.2.2-litre i4 TurbodieselThe highly regarded 2.2 i4 Td offers a smooth, refined and muscular power delivery ideally suited to Jaguar's sporting saloon. This variant offers 190PS with a torque measure of 450Nm. This version also benefits from engine management refinements that reduce emissions and improve fuel economy.3.0-litre V6 TurbodieselThe 275PS version of the 3.0 V6 Td fitted to the XF receives the eight-speed gearbox for the 2013MY and delivers reduced emissions and improved efficiency.5.0-litre V8 Petrol SuperchargedNow in its third generation, Jaguar's powerful and charismatic 5.0 V8 petrol has won plaudits across the globe in both naturally-aspirated and supercharged variants. This all-alloy engine features a host of technologies that allow it to generate its power in a highly efficient manner, including direct injection, dual independent variable cam timing and a Roots-type twin-vortex, intercooled supercharger.
The 510PS XFR sports saloon benefits from the same combination of eight-speed automatic gearbox allowing it to offer an unrivalled blend of efficiency and excitement.2013MY Jaguar XF Saloon Technical SpecificationsDiesel models
|2.2-litre Diesel Luxury||3.0-litre Diesel S Premium Luxury|
|Type||2.2-litre i4 turbocharged||3.0-litre V6 turbocharged|
|Peak Power (PS@rpm)||190@3500||275@4000|
|Peak Power (kW@rpm)||140@3500||202@4000|
|Peak Torque (lb/ft@rpm)||332@2000||443@2000|
|Peak Torque (Nm@rpm)||450@2000||600@2000|
|Transmission||ZF Eight speed automatic|
|Final Drive Ratio||2.56:1||2.44:1|
|Top Speed (mph | km/h)||140 | 225||155 | 250 (limited)|
All figures are manufacturer's estimates and correct at time of going to press.
|5.0 V8 S/C 510PS|
|Type||5.0-litre V8 supercharged|
|Peak Power (PS@rpm)||510@6000-6500|
|Peak Power (kW@rpm)||375@6000-6500|
|Peak Torque (Nm@rpm)||625@2500-5500|
|Transmission||ZF Eight-speed automatic|
|Final Drive Ratio||2.56:1|
|Top Speed (km/h)||250 (limited)|
(l/100km | EU mpg | US mpg)
|11.3 | 25 | 18|