The carparazzi over at AutoHome spied the thing out in the open, wearing zebra-like camouflage. However, the camouflage doesn’t matter because it is easy to tell that this is a long wheelbase model, not a regular XF as the one sold in the U.S. and Europe. As far as the cabin is concerned, there is no notable difference between the XF and the China-only XFL except for more legroom for the rear passengers.
On the outside, there’s no denying the Jaguar XFL features an elongated glasshouse and larger rear doors. Compared to the circular exhaust tips employed by the regular XF, the XFL has a rear bumper that houses two trapezoidal exhaust tips. This is a rather curious development, considering that not even the Jaguar XF S has trapezoidal tips.
There is no information available on whether Jaguar will sell the long wheelbase model in other countries except for China. I’m not holding my breath either because nor do Audi and BMW with the China-only extended wheelbase A6 and 5 Series. As for powertrain options, the 2016 Jaguar XFL will be offered with a familiar 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the 380 horsepower 3.0-liter supercharged V6 of the range-topping Jaguar XF S.
Look forward to the debut of the Jaguar XFL at the end of April, at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show.