The 2014 Jaguar XJ Facelift took its first public bow at the 2014 Delhi Motor Show and the British marquee at the time, had promised that they would locally assemble the model in India, in order to keep its price relatively low and competitive. Staying true to their word, Jaguar has officially rolled out the locally assembled 2014 XJ in the Indian market with prices starting at Rs 92.1 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai.) At that price point, the locally assembled model has resulted into a price drop of almost Rs 24 lakh, as compared to the model that used to be imported a CBU (Completely Built Unit.)
At the moment however, only the 3.0-litre diesel variant is being offered, in a total of two trim levels: Premium Luxury and Portfolio. The petrol variant is expected to be launched at a later date. The diesel-powered 2014 Jagaur XJ is making use of a 3.0-litre V6 unit that is capable to churning out 275PS of max power and 600Nm of peak torque. The engine sends power to rear wheels via an 8-Speed automatic gearbox. The 0 to 100 kmph mark is reached in 6.4 seconds with a restricted top speed of 250 kmph.
New additions in the 2014 Jaguar XJ in terms of features include, ‘airline’ style reclining seats with massage function, increased headroom, LED reading ligths and fold-out business tables. The rear suspension too, has been re-tuned to enhance rear seat ride comfort. Also on offer is an optional rear seat entertainment package that includes, two rear seat touch screens, mounted on the back of front seat headrests. The XJ also features an updated start-stop system, which uses a Twin Solenoid Starter (TSS) to shut down the engine when the car stops, and restarts as soon as the driver accelerates.
The 2014 Jaguar XJ Facelift is being imported into the country via the CKD route and will be assembled at the Jaguar-Land Rover’s plant in Pune, where the XF and the Land Rover Freelander 2 are already being put together. India gets the Long Wheel Base (LWB) edition of the XJ and therefore, will rival the likes of Mercedes Benz S-Class, the BMW 7-Series and the 2014 Audi A8L.