New XJ will be Jaguar’s Flagship

New XJ will be Jaguar’s Flagship

If you've been getting the feeling that Jaguar is transforming into SUV-oriented marque as of late, don’t worry – theJaguar XJ sedan will retain its role of a flagship model for the British brand when the new generation arrives. Jaguar’s design boss Ian Callum has revealed in a recent interview that there’s now a consensus within the company that no SUV will be crowned the manufacturer’s range-topper.

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Locally assembled Jaguar XF launched at Rs. 47.50 lakh

Jaguar Land Rover India on Thursday launched its locally manufactured all-new Jaguar XF sedan at a starting price of Rs.47.50 lakhs. The all-new Jaguar XF will be available in two options – a 2-litre Ingenium diesel engine with a power output of 132 kW and a 2-litre petrol engine with a power output of 177 kW, the company said in a statement. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

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James Bond cars showcased at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show by JLR

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has showcased various modified cars that have been used at the upcoming James Bond movie Spectre, at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

James Bond has always been associated with the best of cars and one of the highlights of any film of the franchisee is to see which car the super spy uses to complete his assignments. In the past, cars like the Aston Martin have attained cult status owing to the films and this has been a great opportunity for JLR too, to showcase their mettle globally.

James Bond cars showcased at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show by JLR

James Bond cars showcased at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show by JLR James Bond cars showcased at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show by JLR

Jaguar and Land Rover Design as well as the Special Vehicle Operations of the company have been working very closely with the filmmakers on the concept as well as the creation of the cars, which are to be used in the film. These include the Land Rover Defenders, the Jaguar C-X75 as well as the most powerful and the fastest Land Rover ever, the Range Rover Sport SVR.

James Bond cars showcased at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show by JLR

The Defenders have been modified to provide them additional body protection as well as 37-inch diameter tyres which would help the cars tackle the snow covered mountain roads which have been used as filming locations.

James Bond cars showcased at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show by JLR

According to the Managing Director of JLR Special Operations, John Edwards for the company to once again be associated with this iconic film franchises is a proud moment for the company and will go a long way in establishing the iconic status of the JLR brand.

James Bond cars showcased at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show by JLR

New Jaguar XF Specifications Out

The XF, when it was launched in 2007, received a thunderous response from Jaguar customers all over the world and went on to become one of Jaguar’s top selling products ever. With the new XF, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to repeat this feat, or rather continue this trend we must say.

In the UK, the new Jaguar XF will be sold in both petrol and diesel versions. The petrol car will be fitted with a supercharged V6 capable of producing 380bhp of peak power, while the diesel ones will come with either a 160bhp or a 180bhp four-cylinder engine or a 3-liter V6 diesel capable of giving out 300bhp of peak power and 700Nm of peak torque. The Indian version is expected to get a 2-liter Ingneium diesel along with a 2-liter petrol engine borrowed from Ford.

New Jaguar XF Specifications Out

Dimensionally the new XF is somewhat smaller than the older one, but it comes with more leg and headroom for rear passengers. It has a longer wheelbase compared to the older XF – almost 51mm longer than the previous version.

On the design front as well the new XF scores a few brownie points with a bolder looking front and rear, new taillights, vertical front and longer wheelbase.

India launch of the new Jaguar XF is still some time away. It is expected that the car will be launched in India sometime next year and will take on the likes of BMW 5-Series, Mercedes E-Class and Audi A6.

Jaguar Land Rover China Chapter Pulls Down Tata in 2015 Q1

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) sales have taken a massive hit in China. So much so that it has taken down Tata Motors first quarter net profit in 2015-16 by a huge 49 percent. The company has registered growth in passenger and heavy commercial vehicle sales in India, but its overall international growth figure is comparatively much lower thanks to the dismal performance of JLR in one of the biggest car markets in the world.

Tata Motors has very well in the markets of Europe, North America and United Kingdom, but its China debacle has brought down its overall revenue by 6.5 percent to 5 billion GBP, while overall JLR profit is down by 29 percent to 492 million GBP. Overall, Tata Motors’ net profit the Q1 stands at Rs.2769 crore, compared to Rs.5398 crore it had garnered in the same period last year.

Not the all is hunky-dory in the Indian market for Tata. The top line profit here has suffered as well. It has gone down by 35 percent to Rs.258 crore. The company has done well in the passenger vehicle segment where it has registered a growth of 27 percent compared to the same period last year thanks to recent launches like the GenX Nano, Bolt and Tata Zest.