Jaguar will debut the all-new Jaguar XF L at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show at the end of the month. Essentially a long-wheelbase version of the XF, the model will take on long-wheelbase versions of the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the country, all of which are popular alternatives to large limos in China.

The Jaguar XF L will be built in China’s first purpose-built aluminium body shop based at the state-of-the-art Chery Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing facility in Changshu. It will also be the the third vehicle to be built by the company’s joint venture with Chery Automobile Company Ltd, in less than two years. It will be built alongside the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque there.

According to Automotive News Europe, JLR has yet to open a new engine factory at the Changshu plant, where the company is expected to produce petrol versions of its Ingenium 2.0 litre diesel. The engine plant was originally slated to open in 2015.

As for the car, Jaguar is keeping mum on the details about the XF L (based on the second-gen XF), including the actual dimensions of the car. The standard-wheelbase XF measures 4,961 mm long, 1,877 mm wide, 1,460 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,909 mm.

As for power, the China-market XF is sold with a choice of a 2.0 litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder and 3.0 litre V6 petrol engines, both mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. Expect the XF L to adopt the same engines as well.

GALLERY: Jaguar XF S (second-gen)