Jaguar announces all-wheel drive for XF and XJ models
16th August 2012
Jaguar today announces that it is introducing All-Wheel Drive to the 2013 Model Year XF and XJ ranges. In recognition of the AWD models' arrival, winter was specially 'transported' to New York; media and celebrities being invited to escape the summer heat at an exclusive unveiling in a snow-dome constructed in Manhattan. The AWD XF and XJ will be powered exclusively by Jaguar's new 3.0-litre V6 Supercharged petrol engine in 340PS form, and will offer optimised traction in all grip conditions. The AWD models will be available in selected markets including North America, Russia, China and Continental Europe.
Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar, said: "Our All-Wheel Drive system preserves all the dynamic qualities of our rear-wheel drive Jaguar saloons in terms of handling, steering quality and ride refinement while adding a new depth of ability in low-grip conditions. The system delivers all the traction benefits you would expect, but the AWD XF and XJ are still very rewarding cars to drive - which was exactly our intention."