It’s been on the cards for a while now, but Jaguar have now released the new XF All-Wheel Drive.
With winter in full swing, it’s a good time to release the order books to the public, and expect to see many of these to be driven from the UK and grace the slopes of Europe next winter. Can’t think of a better cruiser to do it in, either…
The All-Wheel Drive system was developed completely in-house at Jaguar, and it looks to be pretty impressive. ‘Jaguar’s torque on-demand AWD system features Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) – a next-generation control technology developed in the F-TYPE AWD. IDD delivers rear-wheel drive character and agility but can transfer precisely the right amount of torque to the front axle when required, maximising the performance and dynamics benefits of the additional traction. The result is superb composure in even the most adverse weather conditions.’
The 2017 model year Jaguar XF range will consist of: XF Prestige, XF R-Sport, XF Portfolio, XF S
For AWD-equipped XFs, Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) technology can replace Rain, Ice, Snow mode in the Jaguar Drive Control and optimises the mapping of the throttle, automatic transmission and DSC system to suit the type of surface.
Developed from Jaguar Land Rover’s world-leading, award-winning Terrain Response technology, AdSR ensures that the vehicle is set up to fully exploit the available traction, improving driver confidence in even the most challenging conditions, such as ice-covered roads.
The combination of AWD and AdSR together with Jaguar’s revolutionary All Surface Progress Control system is unique in the segment and ensures that the all-new XF delivers outstanding all-weather performance and capability.
Traction for all conditions is going to be a major plus. Really excited to drive this.