Jaguar has high hopes for China so it comes as little surprise that the next-generation XF will be offered as a long-wheelbase model.

According to several Jaguar board members who spoke to Car Magazine, the XF L will be aimed squarely at Chinese consumers but could eventually be offered in additional markets.

Little is known about the long-wheelbase variant but it will ride on an extended version of the company's aluminum-intensive iQ[Al] platform. The additional length will benefit rear seat passengers and hopefully sway sales away from models such as the Audi A6 L.

While Jaguar will introduce the redesigned XF at the New York Auto Show, the XF L will likely bow at a Chinese auto show in the future. The magazine also says we can expect another XF Sportbrake but it's still a ways off.

Gallery: 2016 Jaguar XF to spawn a long-wheelbase variant

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