Mumbai, July 8 IBNS | 2 years ago

Automobile giant Jaguar has announced the launch of the F-TYPE which represents a return to the company's heartland - a two seater convertible sports car focused on performance, agility and driver involvement.

The Jaguar F-TYPE is a continuation of a sporting bloodline that stretches back more than 75 years. Joining the XK convertible and coupe models, the new F-TYPE provides Jaguar with a broader line of sports and GT models.

Two variants of the F-TYPE will be available in India - F-TYPE S and F-TYPE V8S.

They are powered respectively by Jaguar's new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine in 380PS output and its 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol producing 495PS.

The range-topping F-TYPE V8S will reach 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 300 km/h. The 380PS V6 F-TYPE S will reach 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and has a top speed of 275 km/h.

Rohit Suri, Vice President, Jaguar and Land Rover India, said: "The Jaguar F-TYPE is our all-new, two seater sports car and we believe it will be a game changer for the Indian sports car market.

"With its stunning design and driver focused engineering, this car will further enhance the appeal of our brand and I am confident that it will arouse senses and stir emotions like no other car in India."

Prices for the Jaguar F-TYPE S are INR 1.37 crore and for the range topping F-TYPE V8S are INR 1.61 Crore. (ex-showroom Mumbai, pre- Octroi).

Jaguar India has registered sales growth of 68pc in the first quarter of this fiscal year.

This growth has been helped by the locally assembled Jaguar XF 2.2 litre diesel, which was launched earlier this calendar year.

(Posted on 08-07-2013)