2017 Frankfurt motor show Preview: 8 Cars That We All Should Look Out For
The doors to the 67th IAA International Motor Show will be open to the public from September 16th onward. As usual, you can expect some exciting new releases and alongside futuristic concept cars at the show.
What we are interested in is the facts how many cars from the Frankfurt Motor show are relevant for the Indian market. Thus we have picked 10 of the most exciting cars which will be displayed at the Auto show along with their details.
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2018 Jaguar E-Pace
Almost every other Auto manufacturer has atleast one compact SUV or Crossover in their lineup because of their popularity across the World. Jaguar compared to some of its other rivals entered this competition little late but definitely with a bang with their big sporty Crossover F-Pace last year. Now Jaguar wanted some sales numbers and what else could bring them that except a crossover which collaborate almost all the qualities of their flagship Crossover in a small exciting yet affordable package.
Our spy photographers managed to capture the first testing sessions of the E-Pace Crossover towards early last year with the help of that we can assume that the development of this car began atleast one year before.
So now the question is will the E-Pace be as successful as its big brother the F-Pace? Well, the initial impression of the Crossover picked up lots of positive reviews from across the world. It definitely looks sporty and shares almost the same DNA with its successful brother the F-Pace, the E-Pace based on the modified version of the JLR D8 platform which also underpins the Range Rover Evoque and the Land Rover Discovery 4. Although the Crossover looks compact, it offers plenty of space inside, but the small shape gives it a more sporty appeal. What else is also interesting is also the fact that the E-Pace gets the 2.0 Litre Ingenium diesel and petrol engines which also powers some of the other cars of the JLR family.
So it already has almost all the right formula which is needed to make this product successful, and Jaguar calls this compact SUV "A seriously smart small SUV. Designed and engineered to be beautiful, fun and bright", but does it live up to its name?
We find out everything that you should know about this new addition which will begin its delivery from early next year and offcourse this will come to the Indian market as well.
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2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8
Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has taken the covers off their latest monster. Based on the standard XE saloon this extreme performance Jaguar is capable of touching 321 km/h mark. The Project 8 is the second Jaguar collector’s edition car after the F-TYPE Project 7 introduced back in the year 2014.
So to explain the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 in few sentences, it’s a hand built four-door sedans which have a performance of a Supercar. This car is meant particularly for the driving enthusiast because it gets a huge 5.0 Litre supercharged V8 motor under its hood which will be capable of producing about 600 Ps of peak power and an equally impressive amount of torque. The sedan will be available worldwide in four-seat configuration. Jaguar will make only 300 examples worldwide, and you can expect atleast one or two to arrive in India as well. The car will be assembled at SVO’s Technical Centre in Coventry. The car will be making its first debut later this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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More Powerful 300 Ps Petrol Engine To Power The XE, XF and F-Pace Models
The reason why we are interested in this particular news is that all the three models which include the XE, XF and F-Pace are for sale in the Indian market. The good news is that Jaguar has decided to introduce a new 2.0 Litre four-cylinder turbocharged powerplant which will be capable of producing g about 300 Ps of peak power and an equally impressive 400 Nm of peak torque. This state of the art powerplant not only enhances the performance if the Jaguar models but is fuel efficient and low on emission at the same time. Now there is a fair chance of Jaguar introducing this petrol engine in India with all the three models.
The engine is paired to Jaguar Land Rover’s advanced ZF eight-speed automatic transmission which promises to provide butter smooth gearshifts along with outstanding performance. The engine is even available with both front as well as rear wheel drive option for the XE and the XF models. However, Jaguar is also giving the customers an opportunity to choose an all wheel drive transmission option as well.
Jaguar has given us a performance figure of what this engine is capable of doing under the hood of the all these above-mentioned cars.
EXCLUSIVE: New Jaguar E-Pace Crossover Rendered
Jaguar has recently officially confirmed that they will be launching a baby Crossover soon which will be positioned below the F-Pace Crossover and the upcoming i-Pace which will be their first effort in the electric SUV department. We were able to catch the first prototype of the new E-pace Crossover while it was being tested back in the year 2016 and now after a year and half the covers will finally be taken off from the E-Pace.
According to the reports, online Jaguar will be unveiling the new Crossover on July 13th, 2017 but before that our team has decided to digitally render the Crossover from all the spyshots which we collected before and from the teaser image of the E-Pace available at this moment. Like we already said in our review as well that the E-Pace will sit at the bottom of Jaguars Pace lineup of SUV’s and Crossovers and expect the pricing to starts from around $38,600 for the entry-level model, in other International markets.
Jaguar Unleashes XE SV Project 8 The Brands Most Powerful Road Legal Model Ever
Remember Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle operation division which built some wild cars like the Range Rover Sport SVR and F-Type Project 7. The same team is back once again with yet another model, this time the SVR team has worked their magic on a standard variant of the Jaguars XE entry-level sedan. Jaguar calls the project the new XE SV Project 8. This prototype packs a lot of punch from its 5.0 Litre V8 unit.
Jaguar announced officially that this upcoming sedan would generate about 600 Ps of peak power which will make it the most powerful road legal Jaguar in History. The overall production of this special model will be limited to just 300 units worldwide. The prototype is currently undergoing testing on the harsh and unforgiving Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The car has been wrapped in heavy camouflage as you can already notice in these images. Regarding overall styling the prototype has received a redesigned bumper towards the front with bigger air intakes and a spoiler towards the front, the side profile remains unchanged however you will find a new set of wheels with race performance rubbers wrapped on it. Towards the rear what you will notice is a newly added fixed spoiler which will aid the car aerodynamics. Towards the rear profile, you also see quad exhaust outlet which helps in highlighting the sporty character of the car along with the bigger engine that is placed inside the hood. The car will also SVR badges on the front grille as well as towards the rear boot lid.
Jaguar Adds a New 2.0 Litre Diesel Unit To The XE Portfolio
The rumours of Jaguar launching the new 2.0 Litre diesel unit was doing rounds on the internet for quite some time, and finally, the rumours came true. Jaguar today introduced the 2.0 Litre diesel derivative of MY17 Jaguar XE in India at an attractive starting price of INR.38.25 Lakh, (ex-showroom, Delhi). This engine will be sold alongside the 2.0 Litre petrol unit. The new 2.0 Litre diesel will be available with all the trim levels of the XE sedan including the base Pure, the mid-range Prestige and the top end Portfolio trims.
With the entry of this new 2.0 Litre Diesel unit, the Jaguar XE can compete directly with its other rivals as well which already came equipped with diesel drivetrains alongside the petrol units.
Talking about the new 2.0 Litre 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel unit, in particular, this diesel mill is capable of producing about 180 Hp of peak power and 430 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 8 speed eight-speed automatic gearbox. This diesel unit also powers some other Jaguar cars as well including the new XF and F-Pace. With the inclusion of the new Diesel unit, the XE can now compete directly with the entry-level Mercedes C 220d, the BMW 320d and the Audi A4 35 TDI.
There is no difference regarding equipment list the Jaguar XE gets Jaguar Drive Control, Torque Vectoring by Braking, All Surface Progress Control, Meridian Sound System (380 W), Sliding Panoramic Sunroof and 20.32 cm (8) Touch Screen with InControl Touch Infotainment System, etc.
2018 Jaguar F-Type 2.0L INGENIUM PETROL
Jaguar has decided to update the F-Type for the year 2017, the car may not look old, but it has been on sale in the market for almost five years now. Although there are not many changes made to the updated model it does become more economical. We explain how? Back at the 2017 New York Auto Show Jaguar has revealed an entirely new smaller displacement four-cylinder engine which joins the lineup of other powerful engines of the F-Type. Besides the engine, the exterior, as well as the interior too, received few subtle cosmetic updates as well.
Now, this new four-pot 2.0 Litre turbocharged petrol engine will also power some other Jaguar-Land Rover products as well for this year. This drivetrain comes with many advanced technologies as well and apart from F-Type this 2.0 Litre unit will also power the XE and the XF. This is also the engine which will also sit under the hood of the entry level Range Rover Velar.
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Jaguar To Launch XE Diesel Variants Soon!
Jaguar has launched the XE in India back in February 2016, but it was only launched with a petrol variant. The XE petrol variant gets the 2.0-litre, in-line 4 engine which churns out 197bhp @ 5,500rpm and 320Nm of torque @ 1,200-4,500rpm. But after a year the British luxury car maker has decided to introduce the diesel variant of the sedan as well. The company has even started taking bookings in all the 24 dealerships across India.
The diesel variant of the XE will get the 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo diesel engine. This engine develops around 177bhp of peak power at 4000rpm and 430Nm of torque at 1,750 – 2,500rpm. The engine will be paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The diesel motor powered XE is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in 7.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 228km/h.
The XE is the entry level offering from Jaguar which has definitely own immense popularity because of its styling and modern features. Apart from the XE the Jaguar range also consists of XF, XJ, F-Pace SUV and the F-Type coupe and convertible.
Jaguar F-Pace Wins The Crown For Best Looking Car At The 2017 World Car Awards
The Jaguar F-Pace has just been crowned the 2017 World Car of the Year at the New York Motor Show. The F-Pace not only won the best car of the year award but at the same time also bagged the accolade for the most beautiful car of the year as well thus scooping the prestigious World Car of Year and World Car Design of the Year titles at the same time.
The F-Pace won the top spot competing with 23 other new cars including the two great finalists including the second generation Q5 and the Volkswagen Tiguan.
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar said: "The F-PACE is our first ever SUV but it is clearly recognizable as a Jaguar and for it to win the 2017 World Car of the Year trophy vindicates our decision to bring our unique design principles and dynamic qualities to a new sector of the market."
The F-Pace is jaguars first performance SUV from the British car manufacturer which has contributed record sales growth for the brand. The engine options for the SUV includes a 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel unit, which produces about 132 KW of peak power with CO2 emissions as low as 126g/km* to the high-performance 380PS, supercharged V6 petrol model which can accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 5.5 seconds.
Besides the F-Pace the 718 Boxster/Cayman won the World Performance Car 2017 award, while the Toyota Prius Prime won the Green car of the year award. The World Car of the Year and the other awards was chosen by a jury of 75 automobile journalists from 23 countries around the world.
Bollywood Actor Boman Irani Adds A New Jaguar XF To His Garage
Only recently we informed you that Jaguar started manufacturing the locally made XF for the Indian market at their Pune plant. Now, we came to know that of the famous Bollywood Actor, Boman Irani who is well known for some of his unique roles in movies like 3 Idiots and PK gifted himself a brand new XF sedan. The car keys were handed to him by none other than Mr Rohit Suri, Managing Director & President, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd.
The all new locally manufactured XF is one of the most popular cars of the Jaguar lineup since its introduction in 2009. The new sedan is all about performance, technology combined with an entirely new blend of design. The new XF takes its design inspiration from their flagship sportscar F-Type. The car also gets an updated interior as well which now features an InControl Touch Pro system with the all-new 25.9 cm (10.2) touchscreen infotainment system and a Meridian Sound System.
The new XF is made available with a 2.0 Litre petrol unit and a 2.0 Litre Ingenium diesel unit. The diesel unit is capable of producing about 132 KW of peak power at 4000 rpm and 430 Nm of peak torque in between 1 750-2 500. The 2.0 Litre petrol unit, on the other hand, churns out about 177 KW of peak power at 5500 rpm and 340 Nm of torque in between 1 750-2 000 rpm. Both the engines paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. While the petrol unit promises to return around 13.12 km to a litre the diesel unit, on the other hand, returns a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.33 km to a litre.
Jaguar Launches Locally Made XF In India
Jaguar launches the locally manufactured XF in India. The British Auto manufacturer’s most dynamic business sedan priced at INR. 47.50 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The premium sedan entered production at the company’s Pune plant. The XF now underpins a lighter aluminium iQ platform instead of the previous steel based platform. This new underpinning has resulted in a weight reduction of almost 190 kilograms from the overall kerb weight. Apart from the weight loss, the new platform is also much more rigid at the same time which has improved the overall handling as well.
The new-gen XF is shorter in length compared to its predecessor but has a longer wheelbase, and as a result, there has been no compromise in the interior space.
Coming to the drivetrains the locally manufactured XF gets a 2.0 Liter, four cylinder Ingenium diesel engine which is capable of producing about 180 hp of peak power and 430 Nm of peak torque. The petrol variant, on the other hand, gets the 2.0 Litre unit which produces about 240 Hp of peak power and 430 Nm of torque. Both the engines paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Jaguar offers a total of three trim levels for the new XF which include Pure, Prestige and Portfolio. While the Petrol variant offered with Prestige and Portfolio trim levels, the diesel variant is offered only with the Pure trim.
A Look Back In 2016: List Of SUV’s Launched Last Year
The year 2016 has been an eventful year for all of us. We have witnessed plenty of new launches previous year from different auto manufacturers. One particular segment which has left a really deep impact on the minds of Indian customers and also in the industry is the SUV segment especially the compact SUV segment.
Maruti for the first time in many years offered a compact SUV which went on to become the Indian car of the year. Renault on the other hand too introduced the facelift variant of the Duster which was equipped with plenty of new features and above all an AMT transmission system.
Now as we have already stepped into the New Year we have decided to take a look back at the list of some popular SUV’s launched last year.
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2016 Jaguar F-Pace
Premium Auto manufactures like Mercedes Benz, Audi and BMW has already entered the Crossover and premium SUV segment and made a lot of name, so in order to stay in the competition the iconic British auto manufacturer Jaguar who has been in the business of building cars for more than 80 years now too showed their interest in entering the competitive premium SUV and Crossover segment. So the first step they took was when they showcased the CX-17 Concept SUV at the Frankfurt Auto show back in the year 2013.
Jaguar has stunned the World towards the beginning of 2016 by revealing fewer details of their all new performance oriented Crossover called F-Pace, the F-Pace also happens to be the production version of the same CX-17 Concept about which we mentioned above.
The F-Pace carries some design DNA from Jaguar’s popular sportscar in the recent times the F-Type so you all could imagine that this Crossover is a lot sportier than you actually could think. To add to the sporty character the new F-Pace is also built on lightweight aluminum architecture. This performance Crossover promises to offer dynamic performance, agility and responsiveness. The F-Pace also promises to offer everyday usability at the same time combine class leading interior space along with an exceptional on road presence and dynamics.
The F-pace is a high performance Crossover with the capability of carrying 5 occupants inside and it underpins Jaguar’s innovative aluminium-intensive architecture like we already mentioned which is also shared with their new XE compact sedan. Besides being lightweight the F-Pace is also fitted with an advanced suspension setup. It also gets an all-wheel drive and Jaguar’s revolutionary All-Surface Progress Control technology.
So you can imagine that this is definitely a worthy Jaguar Crossover which not only gets some really advanced technologies onboard but definitely is also one worthy competitor to the other Crossovers like the Porsche Macan or the BMW X4.
Update 21.10.2016:- Jaguar has launched the F-Pace in India and it is available with two engine options and four trim levels. We have updated the pricing and other details below-
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Jaguar’s Only Crossover Offering F-Pace Launched In India
Jaguar has announced the prices of their newest Crossover the F-Pace in India. The new SUV is available in four different trims which include Pure, Prestige, R-Sport and First Edition trims. The price for the new F-Pace Crossover starts at INR 68.40 Lakhs while the top end variant is priced at INR 1.12 Crores (ex showroom, Delhi).
The F-Pace is made available with two different engine options. Powering the Pure and the Prestige trims is the 2.0 Litre, four cylinder, Ingenium turbo diesel unit which is capable of producing about 132 Kw of peak power at 4000 rpm and 430 NM of peak torque in between 1, 750-2, 500 rpm. This engine is paired to 8 speed auto transmission. The Crossover with this 2.0 Litre unit under its hood takes about 8.7 seconds to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark while it has a top speed of 210 km/h mark. The other more powerful engine on offer is the 3.0L V6 turbodiesel unit which is capable of producing about 221 kW of peak power at 4000 rpm and 700 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. This engine too is also paired to the same 8 speed auto transmission. The engine helps the Crossover to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 6.2 seconds while it has a top speed of 241 km/h mark. The only eight speed transmission option sends power to the four wheels of the Crossover.
Jaguar F-Pace Prices Revealed Before Its Launch On October 20th
Finally Jaguar has decided to launch their latest and only Crossover offering the F-Pace in India on 20th October 2016. So even before its launch the company has already released the official specs and details even before its launch. If you all remember the F-Pace was already showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo.
The new Crossover from Jaguar underpins iQ aluminium intensive platform which has helped in reducing the overall weight of the Crossover by a huge margin. The new F-Pace Crossover will be imported and sold in the Indian market via the CBU route.
Now according to the specs released by the British manufacturer the F-Pace will be sold in the Indian market in three trim levels which includes the Pure, Prestige, R-Sport and First Edition. As far as the engines are concerned the new Crossover will be available with two diesel engine options.
The base Pure and the Prestige grades will get the 2.0L, Ingenium four-cylinder turbodiesel engine which is capable of producing about 180 Ps of peak power and an equally impressive 430 Nm of torque. While the top end R Sport variant gets the more powerful 3.0-litre V6 diesel unit which is capable of producing about 300 Ps of peak power and a massive 700 nm of torque. Transmission duties will be carried on by an 8-speed automatic transmission which is available as standard across the range, this transmission sends all that torque to all the four wheels of the Crossover by an all wheel drive system.
2016 Jaguar XF
The XF was first introduced in the Jaguar lineup in the year 2007 and as a replacement for the S-Type, it served well for Jaguar and also collected some impressive sales numbers, but as the competition in the premium executive mid-size luxury sedan market increased Jaguar needed to put their hands inside their magic bag and pull out a new surprise and that is what exactly they did. Jaguar introduced the new generation XF at the 2015 New York Auto Show before the live audience.
The second generation XF is much more technologically advanced than its predecessor and is also 80 Kilograms lighter than its competition. You must be wondering how this is even possible well! Jaguar has used their all new aluminium-intensive architecture which by the way is also used by XF’s sister XE sedan
The new and updated Jaguar XF surely looks gorgeous and because it uses almost 75 percent aluminium construction, the new platform and architecture has helped the structure to become more rigid and also lighter, like we already mentioned, the new XF is almost 190 KG lighter than its predecessor.
UPDATE 21.09.2016:-Jaguar has launched the new generation XF sedan in India. The prices and other details has been updated in this article
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New Generation Jaguar XF Launched In India (Prices, Images and Specs)
Jaguar launched the new generation XF in India today the new sedan is launched in three grades namely Pure, Prestige and Portfolio. The new generation XF prices starts at INR. 49.50 lakh( ex showroom, Delhi) while the top end model is priced at INR. 61.85 lakh ( ex showroom, Delhi).
The new XF is based on a completely new lightweight aluminium IQ platform and as a result the new XF sedan is almost 190 kilograms lighter than its predecessor. Apart from the weight reduction the new XF is also more rigid and strong and promises better driving experience. The new generation sedan’s wheelbase is also 51 mm longer than its predecessor which has helped in generation more interior space as well.
The new XF is launched in India with both diesel and petrol drivetrains under its hood. Powering the diesel variant is the new 2.0 Litre Ingenium diesel unit which debuted for the first time with the Jaguar XF. This diesel unit is capable of producing about 180 Hp of peak power and 430 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to 8 speed automatic transmission. The engine helps the sedan to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 8.1 seconds. The diesel variant is capable of returning an overall fuel efficiency of 13.12 km to a litre.
The 2.0 Litre petrol variant on the other hand is offered exclusively with the the Prestige and Portfolio grades, this engine is capable of producing about 240 aHp of peak power and 340 Nm of torque. This engine is also offered with an 8 speed automatic transmission. This petrol engine helps the sedan to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 7 seconds. The petrol variant is capable of returning about 19.33 km to a litre.
New Cars Launching In The Month Of September 2016
The month of September is definitely crucial for many Automakers because this is just one month before the festive season starts here. So most of the automakers look for volumes in this particular month that is also the reason why they try to launch some exclusive products top attract customers.
Today we have decided to make a list of all those cars which are launching this month in India and we are pretty sure that you all will definitely be impressed to view the list.
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