Despite being British, Jaguar Land Rover still has to send down every feasible model to India. After all, the benefits of an acquirer Tata Motors being an Indian cannot be snatched away from this market. Strategically, another tangent is also related to it, that’s the market size of India, which is ever growing, where various segments have emerged in the recent times due a youthful audience base.
Mentioned here are the models of Jaguar Land Rover coming to India in 2015.
Land Rover Discovery Sport
The mid-size SUV and an entry-level vehicle at the floor of Range Rover, the Freelander 2, is now going to be replaced by a more useful model called Discovery Sport. The SUV sports a 5+2 seating layout which makes it more adorable for India. Pricing is expected to be in the vicinity of more than Rs 43 lakh. Undoubted, the automaker will provide the option of petrol and diesel both, with 6-and 9-speed automatic gearboxes. The carmaker had already conducted its test drive session for selected media personnel. Now, the launch is awaited.
The most promising Jaguar for India could be the XE. An entry-level model for the maker sure-footedly holds a large sum of expectations, but that doesn’t mean the British will involve neck deep in the cut-throat pricing strategies. As per to a source, Jaguar is claimed of pricing XE as a premium car with goodies loaded, and also the price tag being be slightly notched than the rest of rivals. We speculate the new Ingenium engine family representatives ranging from 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, and obviously a supercharged V6 of 335bhp shall make its way here. Petrol and diesel both the guises will be given choices of 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic gearboxes to choose from.
Range Rover Sport SVR
This is the most powerful SUV could be ever made. For such a title, Range Rover Sport SVR emits 542 horsepower from a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine. An 8-speed ZF automatic transmission will take care of the transmission being sent to all-four-wheels.
Jaguar F-Type AWD
Jaguar’s aspirations with the F-Type cannot be explained in words. It is a product that defines Jaguar, irrespective of price tags and its sales figures. After the warming initial response, Jaguar decided to take the F-Type to a new level. This year, after the F-Type coupe launched in India, this two-seater sports car will dwell an AWD drivetrain for an aggressive experience. The aforementioned 5.0-litre supercharged V8 worth of 542hp will be uses here as well with the traction being sent to all-four wheels, drafting it to clock the 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and hitting a top-speed of no lesser than 300km/h. Doesn’t it sounds exciting even on paper?
New Range Rover India Made Evoque
The compact SUV of Range Rover lineup, Evoque, too had become old fashioned in the Indian market, but the fact is its price tag that turns the model down against rivals. Earned huge custom duties for being imported as CBU (completely built units) made it to go overpriced than the competitors. For the same, Tata Motors, acquirer of JLR brand, is reported to produce the Evoque locally at Pune manufacturing facility. Plans of a locally produced nine-speed automatic ZF gearbox is also rumoured in the market. Hence, the next-generation model which was displayed at Delhi Auto Expo 2014 will be the one to go into production in India. The present-face will be axed. And it the price after that is expected to be escaped in the slot lesser than Rs 50 lakh, where certain expectation for future mimic it to go for an Executive Edition in a toned down avatar – ripped off from goodies and features – like the XF had received last year, for a wider segmentation and better market accessibility.