The Prestige derivative of the 2018 Jaguar F-Pace is around Rs. 20 lakh less expensive than before courtesy of being rolled out from local production lines in Pune
Jaguar Land Rover’s Indian arm has rolled out the locally produced F-Pace SUV for the domestic market. The 2018 F-Pace has been priced at Rs. 60.02 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India) and is put together at British luxury automaker’s manufacturing facility in Pune. With strong commitment to make-in-India programme, the F-Pace has become the sixth model from JLR’s vehicle fleet to be locally manufactured.
The 2018 MY Jaguar F-Pace is made available in the 2.0-litre diesel Prestige variant. Bookings have kicked off across all Jaguar Land Rover showrooms in India while the deliveries will commence from the end of this month. The locally-made F-Pace 2.0-litre diesel can be ordered online at findmecar.in.
It packs significant features like 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Wi-Fi Hotspot and Pro Services, four zone climate control system, rear reclining seats, Activity Key and Adaptive LED headlamps among several other features. The F-Pace SUV is based on the design cues taken from the CX-17 concept showcased at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
It is currently available in four variants namely Pure, Prestige, R-Sport and First Edition. The entire range is powered by diesel engines with the Pure and Prestige using the smaller 2.0-litre that develops 177 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 430 Nm of peak torque at 1,750 rpm. Assisted by an eight-speed automatic transmission, they have claimed fuel economy of 16.38 kmpl.
The R-Sport and First Edition models are equipped with a 3.0-litre diesel motor which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 296 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 700 Nm at 2,000 rpm. It has ARAI certified mileage of 15.62 kmpl and gets sends power to all the four wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The biggest catch is that the locally produced Prestige derivative – used to cost around Rs. 80 lakh (ex-showroom) – has become Rs. 20 lakh less expensive and is now the cheapest F-Pace on offer over the entry-level Pure with around Rs. 71 lakh price tag. It can now firmly compete against main rivals Mercedes-Benz GLE and BMW X5.
Compared to the base variants of rivals, the 2.0-litre engine is underpowered but it does offset with a relatively lower pricing as Merc GLE starts at around Rs. 64 lakh and the BMW X5 at Rs. 68 lakh (ex-showroom prices).