Jaguar preparing China-bound long-wheelbase XF

Jaguar preparing China-bound long-wheelbase XF

Spy shots taken in China suggest Jaguar is developing a long-wheelbase variant of the XF exclusively for the Chinese market.

Tentatively called XFL, the long-wheelbase sedan is aimed at similarly-stretched variants of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the BMW 5 Series, and the Audi A6. It’s all but identical to the regular XF save for a few extra inches of sheet metal between the rear wheels that free up more leg room for the occupants sitting in the back.

Clearly, the XFJ is aimed at buyers who spend little to no time behind the wheel. Its cabin is identical to the regular XF’s from the front passengers’ perspective, but the rear passengers will benefit from additional features such as more comfortable seats upholstered with plush leather and a new infotainment system.

AutoEvolution believes Jaguar will offer the XFL with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 tuned to make 380 horsepower. Both engines will shift through an automatic transmission.

Likely built in China, the long-wheelbase Jaguar XFL is expected to greet the public for the first time next month at the Beijing Auto Show, and it will go on sale shortly after. At the time of writing, it doesn’t sound like Jaguar is interested in selling its stretched sedan on our shores or in Europe.