Tata owned British car maker Jaguar has launched the all-wheel-drive versions of XF and XJ saloons recently. AWD versions of these cars were announced some time back, in order to make these cars more efficient and desirable in countries where heavy snowfall, icy roads and slippery conditions are common in winter season. Jaguar took so long to offer an all-wheel-drive option, and the reason behind that is the fact that the existing cars weren’t originally designed for such systems. Therefore, they did extensive modification and testing before implementing Jaguar's all-wheel-drive system. However, after a lot of hard work, the system has still been developed to work with left-hand-drive vehicles and a single engine type.
To avoid this in future, Jaguar will design all the upcoming Jaguar cars from the outset to be compatible with all-wheel drive. This means that we could see an all-wheel-drive option even on all upcoming Jaguar sports cars, which is a very common trait in high-performance vehicles. All the automakers offer AWD options on their high performance vehicles, like Audi offers its Quattro all-wheel-drive as a standard, Mercedes-Benz's AMG is moving towards all-wheel drive as it chases higher engine output and acceleration times.
The long wait turns good as Jaguar's newly developed all-wheel-drive system devides torque to the rear wheels under normal driving conditions for more dynamic handling,but it sends upto 50% of the torque to the front wheels according to conditions. For now, the all-wheel drive 3.0-litre V6 engine is ready to serve snowbelt of US and Canada.
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