Jaguar is no stranger to all-wheel-drive vehicles. But recently they decided to step up their game by introducing a new generation of AWD models, featuring a new type of system that they say work instinctively. That means that unlike most conventional systems, Jag’s AWD doesn’t actively try to compromise handling and drivability.
A normal all-wheel-drive system distributes the power to all four wheels based on a predefined ratio. Modern systems like the one Jaguar uses feed each wheel based on the amount of traction it has. So most of the time the car is effectively rear-wheel-drive, with the power going to the front wheels only when they start to lose traction. It can even move the torque from side to side to gain optimum traction.
Jaguar will only offer selected XF and XJ models with AWD.