Someone filed a patent application in China for the Jaguar XJ limousine seen above, but no one's sure who filed it or what the car is for. One camp thinks it's a State limo for UK royals like the Bentley State Limousine, another camp thinks it's the work of aftermarket coachbuilders.

One thing's for sure: Assuming it ever gets made, anyone who buys it wants an XJ in name only; the modifications have removed almost all of the grace of the standard sedan. Estimated to be more than three feet longer than an XJ, the stretched rear doors are backed by an even more stretched rear section that, in losing the trademark XJ C-pillar (the D-pillar on this car), adds all sorts of ungainliness to its backside. What's more, the roof rises from front to rear, we can only assume to make room for people with large hats. Or the NBA player that the Chinese call "Sweet Melon."

Head over to AutoSohu for more photos from the application, if you're sure that's what you really want.


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      Teleny411
      • 2 Years Ago
      All of that fabrication and the end product is a 2001 Cadillac DTS.
        William Flesher
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Teleny411
        I gave you ANOTHER well-deserved thumbs up, but personally, I think the 2001 DTS is far better proportioned, and shockingly more attractive. It hurt to write that.
      cardsgnr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Holy mother of God what is that?!
      Klep
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm pretty sure I could PhotoShop an "XJ Limo" and it would end up looking far better, sheesh.
      Circ
      • 2 Years Ago
      That looks awful.
      Jimmy Yang
      • 2 Years Ago
      i'm chinese and i hate to say this. but, put a 2.0T engine in this thing! viola! perfect product for the chinese market....
        msg
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jimmy Yang
        i m chinese and i think 2.0t 240hp is pretty good for chinese market, its meaningless to have a 5.0s 550hp in china because there is no place for you to unleash that power. or just for showing off, thats another story...
          William Flesher
          • 2 Years Ago
          @msg
          Thanks Jimmy Yang and MSG. It's great to have a Chinese perspective. Much appreciated! I think the Chinese market is actually quite practical when it comes to engine size and power ratings. I respect that. But I find it disturbing that the Chinese are so attracted to gigantic size over necessity and attractive design. With all do respect, I find it sad that a design driven car company like Jaguar would sacrifice it's reputation in order for your elite citizens to be driven in such a hideous monster. Hongqi produces limousines that look far better. And Rolls-Royce and Bentley produce lovely cars if British origin provides more status. Jaguar has NEVER done something so ghastly. Then again, they have never produced a vehicle for the Catholic Pope, or POTUS.
          clquake
          • 2 Years Ago
          @msg
          Jaguar is British, unless you're going by overall ownership. Then Jaguar (and LR) is/are Indian, and RR & Bentley are German.
      brianXL
      • 2 Years Ago
      Chinese patent filing. Why bother?
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Chinese tycoons will buy them all up. Remember!- you're an individual. Just like EVERYbody else.
      JJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why dint they go back to the three box design, it worked well.
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 2 Years Ago
      That must be fake.. And what's with the rear doors in the 'middle' of the car? Ian Callum is shedding a tear.
      KaBoomBOX
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have to wonder if this the rumored "more traditional roofline" jag that all the auto sites were abuzz about recently?
      Carguy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its hard to draw conclusions from Chinese patent and trademark filings. Individuals and companies with zero ties to the original intellectual property (in this case Jaguar) often file for registrations. Once they do the actual IP holder has to then jump through hoops to re-secure their rights. Either: 1) Jaguar filed in the event they ever want to have a limo in China; or 2) Someone unrelated to Jaguar filed without ever getting permission from Jaguar.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's hideous.
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