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Spy Shots: Jaguar XEL Testing In China

Published on May 23, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Jaguar XEL

Spy Shots showing the upcoming Jaguar XEL testing in China. The XEL is the long-wheelbase variant of the Jaguar XE sedan. Wheelbase will be extended by 12 centimeters for more space in the back. The XEL will be manufactured locally at the Chery-JLR joint venture.

Jaguar XEL

The standard-wheelbase XE is presently imported into China. Price starts at 398.000 yuan and ends at 578.000 yuan. Engines: 200hp 2.0 turbo, 240hp 2.0 turbo, and a 340hp 3.0 turbo V6.

The locally-made XEL will likely get the same engines. Price will about 20% lower over the range.

Jaguar XEL

Extension behind the B-pillar. Door is longer. They might be working on some L design-element on the third side-window and/or the C-pillar, just like Mercedes-Benz has on the C-Class L.

Jaguar XEL

Pipes indicate this particular test car is a 3.0 turbo V6.

The Jaguar XEL will compete with comparable locally-built L-cars, including the aforementioned C-Class L, the Audi A4L, the BMW 4Li, and the Volvo S60L.

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