EXCLUSIVE - 2014 Jaguar XJ bookings open in India for Rs 5 lacs

  • Mar 31, 2014
2014 Jaguar XJ

Showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo in a special glass enclosure, the updated 2014 Jaguar XJ will go on sale in the country from June onwards. The company has been promoting this new version through newspaper advertisements, also making it apparent that bookings are now open. Prospective customer can put down an amount of Rs 5 lac to book or reserve their car.
What is special, or rather important is the fact that the new 2014 Jaguar XJ will be locally assembled in India and this should keep the sticker price in check as import and custom duties on a CKD (completely knocked down) kit is less as compared to a CBU (completely build unit) model  . Regular readers will also recall that Mercedes-Benz started assembled the new S-Class at their Chakan plant recently, thereby slashing the sticker price by over Rs 20 lac (READ news). Jaguar however hasn't revealed any updates on the prices for the new XJ.

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The new updated XJ is a lot about added features and equipment. For example, it gets the "conversation assist" features which basically reinforces a passenger's voice through the car's speakers so that the conversation is audible to everyone. This is made possible through tiny microphones that are located above each seat! Further, the new XJ also gets an updated version of the start-stop system wherein the company claims the engine now re-starts in less time as taken by a driver to move his right foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator!

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The XJ in India will be used as a chauffeur driven can and in this case, the reclinable rear seats offer as much as a metre of leg room! Passengers also get dedicated 10.2 inch screen as part of the infotainment package. Rear seats now offer better headroom and have an in-built massage function as well.  Lastly, the rear suspension has been upgraded for better comfort.
On the engine front, the new 2014 Jaguar XJ is expected to come with the 3.0-litre V6 engines (petrol and diesel) and a 5.0-litre petrol V8 motor. Interestingly, the advert you see here has a mention of the 3.0-litre diesel motor only. Whatever engine options the XJ comes with, expect the new advanced 8-speed automatic transmission as standard - this will also help the engines deliver slightly better fuel economy.

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In India, the new 2014 Jaguar XJ will compete with the recently introduced Mercedes-Benz S Class, the BMW 7 Series and the new Audi A8 that will go on sale in the next 2-3 months. This new Audi A8 was also showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo but only for select media and prospective customers!

Do have a look at what all Jaguar showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo! 


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