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Σχεδόν δύο εβδομάδες μετά την teaser φωτογραφία, η Jaguar παρουσιάζει σήμερα την XF L, η οποία κάνει το ντεμπούτο της στην έκθεση του Πεκίνο, και όπως πολύ καλά καταλαβαίνεις από το όνομα της, αποτελεί την έκδοση με το μακρύ μεταξόνιο του πολυτελούς sedan της εταιρίας.

Το αυτοκίνητο θα κυκλοφορήσει αποκλειστικά στην κινέζικη αγορά και πρακτικά δημιουργήθηκε για όσους δεν μπορούν να αγοράσουν την XJ, αλλά θέλουν μεγαλύτερους χώρους από την απλή XF.

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Τίθεται αντιμέτωπη με την αντίστοιχη έκδοση της E-Class, με την XF L να διαθέτει κατά 140 χλστ. μεγαλύτερο μήκος, όλα εκ των οποίων προέρχονται από το επιμηκυμένο μεταξόνιο, κάτι που έχει σαν αποτέλεσμα να υπάρχει κατά 157 χλστ. περισσότερος χώρος για τους επιβάτες, και πιο συγκεκριμένα κατά 116 χλστ. μεγαλύτερος χώρος για τα γόνατα.

Σχεδιαστικά δεν αλλάζει κάτι, παρά μόνο οι μεγαλύτερες πίσω πόρτες, με τη Jaguar να έχει εξελίξει την XF L ειδικά για πελάτες που έχουν σοφέρ, γι’αυτό και η δεύτερη σειρά καθισμάτων διαθέτει δύο 8-ιντσες οθόνες, ενσωματωμένες στο πίσω μέρος των εμπρός καθισμάτων.

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Ακόμα, υπάρχει το τελευταίας έκδοσης σύστημα ενημέρωσης και ψυχαγωγίας InControl Touch Pro που χρησιμοποιεί μια οθόνη αφής 10,2 ιντσών, μαζί με 17 ηχεία, 825-watt της Meridian, με τους πίσω επιβάτες να έχουν πρόσβαση σε 2 θύρες HDMI, 2 USB 3.0 και μια πρίζα 12V. Τα καθίσματα είναι θερμαινόμενα και ψυχόμενα και φυσικά διαθέτουν και σύστημα μασάζ.

Μηχανικά, η Jaguar θα εξοπλίζει την XF L αποκλειστικά με σύστημα τετρακίνησης και 8-τάχυτο αυτόματο κιβώτιο της ZF, ενώ το 200 κιλών βαρύτερο αμάξωμα θα κινείται με τον 2-λιτρο κινητήρα απόδοσης 197 και 236 ίππων, καθώς και με τον 3-λιτρο V6 απόδοσης 335 ίππων.

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Τέλος, όπως είχε ανακοινώσει η βρετανική εταιρία, το μοντέλο είναι το πρώτο αυτοκίνητο που θα βγει από το εργοστάσιο της στην Κίνα. Το εργοστάσιο στο Changshu είναι υπό την διοίκηση της Jaguar Land Rover και της κινέζικης Chery Automobile, το οποίο ήδη κατασκευάζει το Range Rover Evoque και το Land Rover Discovery.

Δελτίο Τύπου

The all-new Jaguar XFL: as good to be driven in as it is to drive

  • Long wheelbase version of Jaguar’s award-winning business saloon developed exclusively for China and only sold in this premium chauffeur-driven market
  • Unparalleled passenger luxury and comfort: row-two occupants gain 157mm more legroom and 116mm more kneeroom
  • Rear seat entertainment system, Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices and a range of connected services transform the all-new XFL into a mobile office
  • Folding rear tables, heated and cooled rear seats with massage function, four-way lumbar adjust and electric side window blinds – luxury features from the segment above
  • Debut of new cabin air ionisation technology which improves air quality and passenger comfort
  • Debut of Clear Exit Detection: a safety system which warns rear seat occupants against opening the doors into traffic approaching from behind
  • World-class InControl Touch Pro infotainment system features tablet-style 10.2-inch touchscreen, is super-fast and intuitive to use, and is matched to a reconfigurable 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster with full-screen 3D map view
  • 17-speaker Meridian Surround Sound System
  • Lightweight Aluminium Architecture delivers outstanding safety, refinement and efficiency, and exceptional ride and handling
  • A host of additional technology including adaptive full-LED headlights, a laser head-up display, All Surface Progress Control, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with queue-assist, lane keep-assist, reverse traffic detection and park-assist
  • Responsive, refined powertrains: 200PS and 240PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and 340PS 3.0 V6 supercharged petrol; all with rear-wheel drive and eight-speed ZF automatic transmissions
  • First Jaguar produced at Chery Jaguar Land Rover’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Changshu and the first vehicle to be manufactured in China’s first purpose-built aluminium body shop

SUMMARY 

The all-new Jaguar XFL 

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 XFL’s form, preserving the elegance and sporting profile of the roofline.

Whether for work or for relaxing, the all-new 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.

Range summary

The all-new XFL range will consist of: XFL Pure, XFL Prestige, XFL Prestige Lux, XFL Prestige Lux +, XFL Portfolio

The powertrain range will consist of: 200PS 2.0-litre petrol automatic; RWD, 240PS 2.0-litre petrol automatic; RWD, 340PS 3.0-litre petrol automatic; RWD

Designed and engineered in Britain, the all-new XFL is the first Jaguar to be made in China, and is manufactured at Chery Jaguar Land Rover’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Changshu.