Following the usual teasing game that commenced earlier this month, the British automaker has taken the wraps off its XFL sedan during the Auto China 2016, acting as the long-wheelbase version of the midsize XF saloon.
The quirkiness of the Chinese market makes such models highly valuable and as such while most of the clients of the XFL can actually afford the XJ, they will opt for the former because it will be nimbler when passing through crowded cities. Jaguar is delivering the XFL as an exclusive model for the Chinese market – though we’re wondering how long will it take for companies to go the Volvo route – the Swedes are going to import in the US the S60L from China. Anyways, the XFL has more pressing worries – it debuted in front of the same audience as the long wheelbase Mercedes-Benz E Class. When compared to the regular XF, the XFL is 5.5 inches (140 mm) longer and has an extra 6.1 inches (157 mm) of rear legroom. The passengers sitting in the back will also dwell in the additional 4.5 inches (116 mm) of knee room.
The exterior styling is the same as in the regular XF, save for the extra large rear doors and the stretched wheelbase. Since the XFL is obviously a chauffeur-driven vehicle, the brand focused on the rear passengers – they get eight-inch screens on the back of the front-seat headrests. There’s also the newest 10.2-inch InControl Touch Pro infotainment system which is mated to a 17-speaker, 825-watt Meridian Surround Sound System. The back seat dwellers also have 2x HDMI ports, 2x USB 3.0 ports, and a 12V power socket, as well as heated and cooled rear seats with four-way lumber adjustment and massage functions.
Jaguar will only deliver the XFL together with an all-wheel-drive system and an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. The model tips the scales about 441 pounds (200 kilograms) more than the standard version and will be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine packing either 197 or 236 hp. The top selection includes the 335-hp supercharged 3.0-liter V6. This is the first China-exclusive product from Jaguar Land Rover and production will be handled in Changshu alongside the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque.