Jaguar's entry level sedan has just gotten longer. Set to debut in China only, the British marque has recently revealed their latest long-wheel base sedan called the XEL, which is based off the XE-sedan. The XEL would be the third model in Jaguar's line up to receive the long-wheel base treatment, as they also offer the XJL and the XFL, which was launched last year and is also a China-exclusive model.
The creation of the XEL was intended for it to slot in between the XE and the XF. Furthermore, it would also help Jaguar go up against other manufacturers that offer long-wheel base sedans of the same segments in China such as the BMW 3Li, Mercedes-Benz C-Class L and the Audi A4L. Like most of the other China-exclusive long-wheel base models, the Jaguar XE L will also assembled in China, specifically handled by the Chery Jaguar-Land Rover joint venture.
Like most long-wheel base models, the XEL carries over the design of the standard version. However, one can tell that it has been stretched by looking at the larger rear doors, which is a result of extending the wheelbase by 10cm. Now, the XEL measures 2935mm and is only slightly shorter than the stanard XF, which measures 2960mm.
Power will be handled by a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine mated to an 8-speed automatic. For now, that is the only engine option available. Buyers will able to choose between a 200- or 250- PS output on for the engine.
Additonal details regarding the XEL has not been revealed for now, but could be releaed during its possible public debut at the upcoming Guangzhou Motor Show this coming November.