Back in 2007 Jaguar started a true revolution by deciding to give the axe to the uninspiring S-Type, which was succeeded by the fan and critical acclaimed XF.
The model ushered a new era in terms of styling for the British manufacturer and now the facelifted XF is carrying over the styling language that has been bestowed upon all models across the range. But if that’s not enough, we can tell you the automaker is preparing for the No. 1 market in the world – China – the long wheelbase version of the mid-size sedan. And because the world is too small for secrets, the praying eye of the spy photographer’s cameras have caught glimpses of the China-exclusive XF L – which is adorned with zebra-like camouflage. That does little to conceal the fact that we’re dealing with the long wheelbase model which will most likely carry over unchanged the design cues of the regular model. As far as we could see inside the cabin, it appears to have been taken unchanged, albeit with the modifications bringing additional rear legroom.
From the outside we can see the XF L comes with longer glasses and bigger rear doors. Additionally, we noticed how the standard XF uses circular exhaust tips but the model spied had a bumper housing two trapezoidal exhaust tips. For now it’s unknown if the automaker will move to sell the XF L in other markets aside from China though it would be interesting to see if the model gets produced locally and then exported to other important markets – such as the US as is the case with Volvo’s S60 L version.