I'm still having a hard time contemplating the venerable Jaguar line; that epitome of British sporting elegance, as an Indian firm. Bought from Ford in 2008, Tata Motors now owns the Jaguar brand. Since there has never been a Tata in this country, it will be interesting to see what develops.
The Jaguar "X" type and Sportwagon comes standard with Jaguar Traction 4™ All-wheel Drive.
Under normal conditions, the engine´s power is split 40/60 to the front/rear, resulting in a rear-wheel drive-like feel. Traction 4™ automatically helps compensate for any difference in speed between the front and rear wheels; for instance, if a front wheel starts to slip, as happens under conditions like hard acceleration on a patch of ice or gravel, the engine´s power is automatically and seamlessly transferred to the rear axle and wheels to help regain traction.
Jaguar AWD Choices
Jaguar has a sedan or a Sportwagon version available for the X-Type. Despite the X-Type being the lowest priced Jaguar, it is the only model that is AWD. The 227hp 3 liter V6 powers both versions and is unchanged for 2008. It is paired with a 5-speed automatic gearbox with J-gate manual shift. This allows you to tap low-rev torque and power when needed. Also standard are 4 wheel ABS disc brakes, and Electronic Stability Control.
Get 'em while you can boys and girls... There are no more AWD Jaguars on the Jag web site.
Can't even add it as an option anymore.
||The Jaguar X-Type and the X-Type Sportwagon both carry Jaguar's AWD system as standard equipment, and no other 2wd configurations are available. Prices for the 227hp X-Type 3.0 Sedan start at
The Jaguar X-Type 3.0 Sportwagon is a good alternative to the Mercedes or the Dodge Magnum, although its decidedly closer to Mercedes price points. It has the nice feature of a tailgate window that opens independently from the rear door.
Prices for the X-Type Sportwagon start at