Jaguar XF and XJ get AWD option, more than 3-quarters of the sales to come from U.S.

Jaguar announced today that all-wheel-drive is finally here for the XF and XJ sedan and will be made available in selected markets from 2013 model year. Jaguar said North America, Russia, China and continental Europe will account for the big chunk of sales for the new AWD models which are powered by Jaguar’s new 3.0-liter V6 supercharged 335-hp gasoline engine.

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“Jaguar has revitalised its core range and is now undertaking an intensive program of introducing new models, strategic powertrain and technologies to reinvigorate the Jaguar brand around the world,” Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar. “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.”

Jaguar said that initially 3-quarters of the AWD models produced at Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich factory in the UK will be sold in the U.S.

– By: Omar Rana