JLR to assemble 2nd model in India

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover today said it will start assembling one variant of its luxury sedan XF in India, thereby bringing down the starting price of the model by over Rs 12 lakh.

The variant, which will be the second JLR model in India, with a 2.2 litre diesel engine will be introduced in India for the first time at an entry price of Rs 44.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) and will be assembled at Tata Motors' Pune facility. "The initial Pune-built Jaguar XF models will feature the company's acclaimed 2.2-litre diesel engine, which is coming to the Indian market for the first time. The Jaguars will be built alongside Land Rover Freelander 2 vehicles, which have been produced in Pune since May 2011," the company said in a statement.

Jaguar's currently available diesel and petrol XF variants with 3.0 litre and 5.0 litre engines are priced between Rs 57.15 lakh and Rs 1.03 crore (ex-showroom). Jaguar Land Rover India vice-president Rohit Suri said: "Our best-selling models in India are the Land Rover Freelander 2 and the Jaguar XF... So we are now delighted to offer this car (XF) as a locally built product ... which will enable us to provide our customers with a wider choice of competitively priced models".

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