Long wheelbase XF likely to be the third body style in the global line-up along with the sedan and wagon; XF-L expected to make its way to India.
Standard wheelbase XF in pic.
The new XF will spawn a third body style, which is the long-wheelbase XF-L. The Jaguar XF’s rivals include the BMW 5-series, Audi A6 and the Mercedes E-class, all of which are sold as long-wheelbase versions in some international markets like China.
The new XF, in its standard wheelbase form, is smaller overall than the car it replaces but gets a larger wheelbase which, the carmaker claims, lets the XF offer the best-in-class knee room at the back.
Globally, the new Jaguar XF is powered by JLR’s new 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel and petrol engines as well as a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel and a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine. The Ingenium diesel engines will be available in two states of tune – 161bhp and 178bhp – while the twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 will generate 296bhp. Jaguar has released no details about the Ingenium petrol engines but the supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol is expected to generate 375bhp.
With the long-wheelbase Jaguar XF, JLR wants to target the chauffeur-driven. Long wheelbase versions of many cars are popular in markets such as China and Jaguar is expected to launch the XF-L in China first. The carmaker is also expected to manufacture a right-hand-drive version of XF-L and it's likely to come to India soon after. http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...xf-394311.aspx