Beijing Auto Show: Jaguar Land Rover unveils all-new Jaguar XF Long wheelbase (XFL)
JLR which stepped into China more than 10 years ago has more than 190 operational dealers in the country Reuters

Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled its all-new midsize XF sedan called the Jaguar XFL – long-wheelbase – at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. The car has been developed exclusively for the Chinese market with a focus on passenger comfort.

As the name suggests, the XFL will come with a longer wheelbase of 3,100mm, which will provide exceptional legroom for passengers seated in the rear of the vehicle. The XFL is also the first car from JLR's stable which comes pre-fitted with its new cabin air ionisation technology along with four-zone climate control.

Dr Ralf Speth, chief executive officer at JLR said in Beijing on 25 April, "China continues to be an important market for Jaguar Land Rover and we are delighted to introduce our first locally-built Jaguar here at the Beijing Auto Show. Designed exclusively for our discerning Chinese customers, the Jaguar XFL is bespoke to this market."

JLR stepped into China more than 10 years ago and has more than 190 operational dealers apart from six training academies and three Land Rover Experience centres. The new launch will be JLR's first locally-manufactured car which shows the company's long-term commitment to the Chinese market.

The Jaguar XFL will go on sale in the second half of 2016. It will be made in China's first purpose-built aluminium body shop at the Chery Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing facility in Changshu, Jiangsu province in China.

Apart from XFL, the British car manufacturer – a subsidiary of Indian automaker Tata Motors – will showcase many other vehicles at the Beijing auto show, including the Jaguar F-Pace, the locally-built Land Rover Discovery Sport, the F-Type SVR, the Jaguar Diamond Limited Edition which is the enhanced version of the Jaguar XJ LWB, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, the Range Rover SV Autobiography, Discovery Landmark Special Edition and the Chery Jaguar Land Rover Evoque 16.

The Beijing Auto Show is being held from 24 April to 4 May.

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