Jaguar recently decided to bring back four-wheel-drive models, only in a few markets where there is demand. They offer it on selected XF and XJ models powered by the 340 HP supercharged V6 engine. To test the capabilities of the Jag’s system, journalist Jeremy Hart took the XJ on an Arctic trip, in which was exposed to extremely low temperatures, and spent all its time on snow and ice.
Watch the action in the video below:
Jaguar’s Instinctive All Wheel Drive system incorporates a choice of three selectable driving modes to fit road conditions and your desired driving experience:
1. Normal Mode: When Normal Mode is selected, the system varies traction from front to rear, sending up to 100% of torque to the rear wheels in normal driving conditions for an enhanced performance experience.
2. Winter Mode: In Winter Mode, the all wheel drive system is more pre-emptive, defaulting to a 30% torque distribution to the front wheels, to ensure optimal grip on snow or other low-traction surfaces.
3. Dynamic Mode: This mode offers a more dynamic version of Normal Mode, ensuring a refined drive at higher speeds in low-traction conditions.