Jaguar Land Rover has begun the production of the Jaguar XF at its Pune facility in India using parts that were shipped from the British carmaker's Castle Bromwich plant in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
"India is a market that offers significant opportunities for both the Jaguar and Land Rover brands," said Jaguar Land Rover chief executive Ralf Speth. "The expansion of our Pune operations to include the Jaguar XF will help us realize our ambitions for the Indian market."
The initial India-built XF models will come with a 2.2-liter diesel engine. It will also be the second vehicle to be built at the Pune facility following the Land Rover Freelander 2, which has been assembled locally since May 2011.
"The Land Rover Freelander 2 and the Jaguar XF are our best-selling models in India, and this has driven the move to build these products locally," said Jaguar Land Rover India vice president Rohit Suri. "The XF has become very popular with our customers due to its sports car performance, outstanding luxury sedan elegance, and contemporary individual styling. Its inspired engineering and technological innovation have helped it to win more than 100 awards internationally. So, we are now delighted to offer this car as a locally built product with a new engine for this market, which will enable us to provide our customers with a wider choice of competitively priced models."