Jaguar rolls out maiden SUV F-Pace
Hit by the lingering uncertainty over highend diesel cars, the Tatas-owned Jaguar Land Rover India launched its maiden crossover SUV the F-Pace with a 2-liter diesel engine, making this the lowest powered offering from the British luxe carmaker.
The crossover SUV also comes with a 3-liter diesel engine and are priced at Rs 68.4 lakh for the 2-liter Pure variant, which goes up to Rs 74.5 lakh for the Prestige variant, and Rs 1.02 crore for the 3-liter R Sport variant and, finally to Rs 1.12 crore for the First Edition.
All prices are ex-showroom- New Delhi.
Jaguar Land Rover India President Rohit Suri told that the F-Pace has no direct rivals in the domestic market and may be the Porsche Macan and the BMW X5 could be the distant competition.
When asked about the rationale for a separate SUV brand under the Jaguar brand as group company Land Rover is an SUV only player, Suri told that they launched the F-Pace last year globally as the world over there is an increasing trend of moving to SUVs.
Jaguar never had an SUV as it has always been known for its sedans and Suri termed the F-Pace launch as “a historic moment for Jaguar globally”.