Jaguar has announced that All-Wheel Drive versions of the XF and XJ will be available in selected markets from the 2013 model year. With AWD occupying less than five percent of the UK luxury saloon market, the AWD XF and XJ will not be offered in the UK for 2013 Model Year.
North America, Russia, China and continental Europe will account for the majority of sales for the new AWD models which are powered by Jaguar’s new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged 340PS petrol engine.
The United States is the world's leading market for AWD sales and initially more than three quarters of the AWD models produced at Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich factory in the UK from October 2012 will be sold in the US.
The All-Wheel-Drive models will increase the capability and versatility of the Jaguar XF and XJ in conditions where grip is compromised. Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar, said "Jaguar has revitalised its core range and is now undertaking an intensive programme of introducing new models, strategic powertrain and technologies to reinvigorate the Jaguar brand around the world. The new AWD products are another example of how we are taking the Jaguar business forward by thinking globally and targeting specific market opportunities by addressing specific regional requirements.”
By Geraldine Ashton Green
Tue, 28 Aug 2012