Jaguar starts accepting bookings for XJ facelift ahead of its launch in June

Monday 31 March 2014, 15:26 PM by

Jaguar has started accepting bookings for its 2014XJsedan which is due to launch this year in June. The sedan was previewed at the 12thAuto Expo held in GreaterNoidalast month. Prospective customers can book the premium saloon by paying a token amount of Rs 5lakh. The British car marquee had proclaimed at the Auto Expo that it will be assembling the sedan locally which means we can see a price slash. Jaguar will assembleXJ sedan at its manufacturing unit located inPunewhich is shares with Land Rover. Other vehicles fromJLRstable viz;XFand Land RoverFreelander2 are also assembled at the facility.

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Jaguar starts accepting bookings for XJ facelift ahead of its launch in June

Jaguar will profferfaceliftedXJin petrol and diesel engine options, the petrol variant will be powered by a 2.0 litre, four cylinder turbocharged motor, a unit ofEcoBoost, sourced from Ford. The 2.0 litre petrol engine engenders a high power and torque output of 240 PS at 5,000 RPM and 340Nmat 1,750 RPM. The robust engine enables sedan to sprint from stand still to 100kmphin 7.5 seconds and attain a top speed mark of 241kmph. Company claims the newXJpetrol variant to return a decent fuel economy of 9.4kmph.

Diesel version will be equipped with a 3.0 litre six cylinderpowertrainbelting out a maximum power output of 275 PS at 4,000 RPM along with a peak torque of 600Nmat 2,000 RPM. XJ’s diesel version propels from nil to 100kmphwithin 6.4 seconds and reaches top speed mark of 250kmph. 2014XJdiesel avatar promises to deliver fuel efficiency of 12.9kmsin a litre. Jaguar has coupled petrol and diesel engines to an 8-speed automatic transmission transmitting drive to the rear wheels. The India-spec version ofXJsedan is available in long wheelbase avatar. In domestic market, the premium saloon will face-off with contemporaries like Mercedes Benz S Class which is also being sold in India viaCKDroute, besides thisXJwill also cross swords with Audi India’s yet to be launched saloon 2014 A8faceliftwhich is also expected to break cover by June.