Jaguar extra-long wheelbase XJ heading to China ?

Jaguar XJ extra-long wheelbase
Jaguar XJ extra-long wheelbase / auto.sohu.com

Legroom galore

These are drawings of a patent application for a considerably stretched Jaguar XJ which could reach Chinese market in the near future.

The standard version of the XJ has plenty of legroom to offer, but for those Chinese customers who want more, Jaguar is offering a long wheelbase variant. Apparently it doesn't stop there as the British marque could be working on basically a limousine version of the XJ which by the looks of these images looks extremely long.

Aside from being longer than the LWB model, the XJ seen in these photos is also higher at the back since the roofline rises after the B-pillar, while the rear doors have also been redesigned. CarNewsChina says this patent could have been applied by a different company such as Carat so this might not be an official product coming from Jaguar.

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The roof is awful ! Looks like the car is supposed to carry the tallest guy on Earth in the back...
May 10th, 2013 9:45pm
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cargogh cargogh
Hard able to imagine a wheelbase extension could have removed all the sleekness and grace of this car. Are the Chinese wearing top hats? At least the partially black painted C, no make that D pillar now, is gone.
May 10th, 2013 8:41pm
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peterjames7 peterjames7
Wow that is ugly...makes you realise wat the c pillar black section does for the lines of the car. Reminds me of a ford cortina limo from the 70s
May 10th, 2013 8:19pm
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keithxp keithxp
WCF admins: Can you change the pic to a normal XJ until someone clicks on the link? That pic is downright offensive.
May 10th, 2013 7:05pm
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
looks like a funeral car?? The roof line is to high...
May 10th, 2013 5:46pm
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Microice Microice
does anyone know why longwheel base versions are soo popular in China? surely they cant all be as tall as Yao Ming!!
May 10th, 2013 4:32pm
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
size matters in China
May 10th, 2013 5:47pm
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tazcubed tazcubed
No way.
May 10th, 2013 4:01pm
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hajime1990 hajime1990
are you sure this is real jaguar and not some chinese knockoff??
May 10th, 2013 3:35pm
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odysseus odysseus
That's not what I call a beauty but it looks like the successor of the ancient Daimler DS420...
May 10th, 2013 2:44pm
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Renyeo Renyeo
That's for the Queen of England, right?
May 10th, 2013 2:43pm
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Hobiologe Hobiologe
The queen would never put her ass in such an ugly car!
May 10th, 2013 3:20pm
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AudiQuattro AudiQuattro
What did I just see?
May 10th, 2013 2:43pm
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