Jaguar Introduces AWD to XF and XJ
A chilly reception for Jaguar’s introduction of all-wheel drive to the 2013 XF and XJ lineups. The British automaker constructed a life-size snow globe in Manhattan to showcase the new versions of the XF and XJ. The public is invited to check out the vehicles and enjoy complimentary ice skating, entertainment and cool treats. That's one way of beating the August heat in the Big Apple.
Now back to the cars... 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 optimized traction in all grip conditions. The AWD models will be available in selected markets including North America, Russia, China and Continental Europe.
"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,” said Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar. “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."