Published on April 27th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Jaguar’s XFL Adds 14cm to Wheelbase of Standard Market for the Chinese Market
The all-new Jaguar XFL delivers unparalleled passenger luxury and technology to the business segment; this is a luxury long-wheelbase saloon that is as good to be driven in as it is to drive. Jaguar’s peerless design discipline, together with class-leading dynamics, offers a unique and compelling alternative to the Chinese business customer.
Building on the success of the new XF saloon, this long wheelbase version has been developed exclusively for the Chinese market, and provides all of the space and refinement expected in the segment without compromising the outstanding proportions and elegant lines which distinguish Jaguar design from the competition.
Passenger comfort has been a key consideration and increasing the wheelbase by 140mm to 3,100mm delivers exceptional legroom and kneeroom in the rear seats. The extra length has been perfectly integrated into the Jaguar XFL’s form, preserving the elegance and sporting profile of the roofline.
Whether for work or for relaxing, the all-new Jaguar XFL’s row-two is designed to be the perfect environment, made all the better by four-zone climate control and – in a Jaguar-first – cabin air ionisation for greater comfort. The amount of natural light flooding in through the extensive glasshouse with characteristic sixth-light is enhanced by the opening twin aperture panoramic roof.
With the state-of-the-art InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, the all-new XFL offers rear seat entertainment through 8-inch screens and digital wireless headphones. Capable of showing two concurrent TV channels, the screens can also display media from devices connected through the HDMI/MHL port in the new rear console. InControl Touch Pro is also available with the outstanding Meridian Surround Sound System with 17 speakers (including subwoofer) and 825W of pure digital audio throughout the interior.
Rear passengers will also benefit from enhanced safety technology with the debut of Clear Exit Detection – a segment-first technology which makes it easier and safer for rear seat passengers to step out of the car by warning them of traffic approaching from behind.
Jaguars are always defined by proportion, and the standard wheelbase XF is proof of this. The Design team did not want to compromise that when creating the all-new XFL – it too had to be the best looking car in its segment.
The result is a car which maintains all of the muscularity and balance of XF while delivering extra space and luxury. New features such as the chrome strips in the door handles and the sill finishers, together with the integrated chrome tailpipe finishers in the rear valance, provide further subtle distinctions that this is the all-new XFL.
Since the first-generation XF was launched in 2007, the interior has always set the standard for luxury, craftsmanship and innovative technologies such as the rotary gear shifter and the rotating air vents. These elements still feature, but the all-new XFL takes the row-two experience to a completely new level: the exceptional ride quality delivered by the all-new XFL’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture and class-leading suspension design is more than matched by the comfort delivered by seats available with heating, cooling and massage functions, and perforated Windsor leather.
The Jaguar XFL will be the first Jaguar produced at Chery Jaguar Land Rover’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Changshu and heralds the opening of China’s first purpose-built aluminium body shop. The body shop is almost 50,000m2 and contains a fully flexible production line including more than 300 robots.
Sales of the Jaguar XFL will commence in China in the second half of 2016.