Jaguar XFL
Extended wheelbase version of the XF sedan will be limited to Chinese market. Pictured:Jaguar XFLnewsroom.jaguarlandrover.com

British luxury car brand Jaguar launched a long-wheelbase version of the XF sedan at Beijing International Automobile Exhibition on Monday. The long-wheelbase version has been developed exclusively for the Chinese market.

Jaguar has stretched the XFL's wheelbase by 140mm to 3,100mm. This has resulted in extra legroom and knee room. Jaguar says the XFL's second-row occupants gain more legroom of 157mm and more knee room of 116mm due to this adjustment.

The sedan also boasts of a rear-seat entertainment system and a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices. It comes with an InControl Touch Pro infotainment system that features a tablet-style 10.2-inch touch-screen and is matched to a 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster with full-screen 3D map view. The luxury features in the XFL include heated and cooled rear seats with massage function, four-way lumbar adjust and electric side-window blinds.

Jaguar has also introduced air ionisation technology in the XFL, which improves air quality and passenger comfort inside the cabin. Another technology debuting in the XFL is the Clear Exit Detection — which makes it easier and safer for rear-seat passengers to step out of the car by warning them of traffic approaching from behind.

The XFL will be sold in 197bhp and 236bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and 335bhp 3.0 V6 supercharged petrol variants. All engines will be mated to eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and power will be transmitted to the rear wheels.

Jaguar XFL will be the first Jaguar produced at Chery Jaguar Land Rover's manufacturing plant in Changshu. Sales of the Jaguar XFL will commence in China in the second half of 2016.

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