After launching the locally assembled Jaguar XJ with a diesel engine, the company has now announced the prices of the petrol model which is positioned aggressively in the upper-end of the luxury segment.
Jaguar Land Rover is on a roll, not only in global markets but also in India. Did you know that the Jaguar XJ is the second highest selling car in its class, second only to the fantastic Mercedes S-Class. With the popularity of the XJ soaring in India, Tata Motors decided to locally assemble this car and the announcement was made at the 2014 Auto Expo. The diesel powered XJ was launched first and now Jaguar has launched the locally assembled petrol XJ, priced at Rs. 93.24 lakhs (ex-showroom and pre-octroi, Mumbai).
The petrol powered Jaguar XJ uses a 2.0-litre engine which outputs 237 HP of power at 5500 RPM and 340 Nm of torque at 1750 RPM. This turbocharged mill is touted to give the performance of a six-cylinder engine with just four cylinders, resulting in impressive fuel economy. The ARAI certified mileage is 9.4 km/l and the motor is matched to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. While Jaguar is offering the petrol XJ with a 4-cylinder engine, Mercedes offers the petrol S-Class with a V8 powerplant (the S500). The XJ is also offered with a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine.
The 2014 Jaguar XJ comes with a range of equipment including massage seats (with three intensity settings), electrically adjustable rear seats, electric rear window blinds, LED reading lights, foldable tables, soft door close, 825 W Meridian audio system and a Rear Seat Entertainment Package which consists of two 10.2-inch LCD screens. With the gap between petrol and diesel fuel prices narrowing down, the launch of the petrol XJ at a competitive price is a good move from the British automaker. The Jaguar XJ rivals the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series and Audi A8.