Jaguar is planning to launch the diesel version of its XF saloon powered by a 3-litre, V6 diesel engine in India very soon. Acc to Mike O’Driscoll, Managing Director, Jaguar Cars
It is a matter of months before the diesel version makes its debut in India.
Seeing the massive growth in demand for diesel luxury cars, the company has decided not to develop a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) version of its 3-litre diesel engine. O’Driscoll clarified -
We are introducing the 3.0-litre diesel with a non-particulate filter and will ensure that this engine can run on the type of diesel fuel available in India.
Petrol Version - The XF diesel will be launched in India alongside the XF petrol that is available with 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine producing a massive 385bhp, while churning out 52.5kgm of maximum torque. Equipped with 6-speed Auto box, the V8 petrol is capable of touching 0-60kph mark in 3.45sec, while taking 6.74sec to reach the ton.
Although the V8 petrol retails at Rs 68.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai), the XF diesel is estimated to be around Rs 50 lakh when it debuts in India later this year.
Source – Autocar India