Jaguar Land Rover has launched its locally assembled, two-litre Jaguar XJ in India.

Press Trust of India said the car was priced at INR9.324m (US$152,506).

The petrol powered model is assembled at parent Tata Motors' Pune plant. Assembly of the XF sedan began in January 2013. The plant has also assembled the Land Rover Freelander 2 since May 2011.

Rohit Suri, JLR India VP, said: "We are excited to introduce the locally manufactured Jaguar with a two-litre petrol engine, a first in its segment, at an attractive price point. The introduction of the all-new 2.0L petrol engine is keeping in mind our endeavour to broaden the appeal of this fabulous car to customers who are more inclined towards driving a car with a powerful petrol engine at its heart."

The Indian specification includes rear seat entertainment, increased rear headroom and electrically adjustable rear seats with massage function.

The Pune plant will also start assembling the XJ with three-litre diesel this year. Building locally reduces the retail price as less import duty is paid on assembly kits than built-up cars.