• Apr 5, 2011
2011 Jaguar XJ – Click above for high-res image gallery

Jaguar says it will have an all-wheel-drive version of its flagship XJ sedan ready in less than two years, which should coincide with the launch of the car's mid-cycle refresh. Jag hopes the move will increase its sales in the northern United States, where it has traditionally held the strongest foothold in the U.S. market. According to Jaguar, the all-wheel-drive model will be crucial to maintaining that foothold, as nearly 70 percent of sedans sold in the Rust Belt send power to all four wheels.

Though the all-wheel-drive XJ is the most important prospect for the American market, Jaguar is planning a raft of new and redesigned models to reinvigorate its sales around the world. The company's plan to release a small luxury sedan below the XF is still in place, with pricing to start around £28,000.

Before the small luxury sedan drops, Jaguar is planning to release a four-cylinder diesel version of the XF to try and steal some of BMW's diesel 5 Series sales. For a little perspective, diesel four-cylinder models account for 60 percent of 5 Series sales in Europe.

Photos copyright ©2011 Zach Bowman / AOL

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Drove the RWD one yesterday for a couple of hours, and loved it. The power and interior of the car makes the car. I especially like the liquid crystal gauge cluster
        • 3 Years Ago
        English reliability and AWD...what could go wrong?!
        • 3 Years Ago
        "it would be nice to have the C-Pillar optional to be body color."

        Order your car in black :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Finally. Hopefully they will dramatically improve the quality of the nav/touchscreen at the same time as well.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have been seriously considering this car, but the lack of AWD is a major no no, especially in a state like Michigan.

      If they put that in their sales will definitely increase and as the poster above said, the reclining rear seats would be nice although I never get to sit in the back seat.

      Other than that, I absolutely love the car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      £28,000 for a C Class / 3 Series competitor, a joke right?
      • 3 Years Ago
      It rides like a truck you feel every bump and crack in the road, that took out the air shocks and now all you have is an 80,000 chevy, The touch screen takes a masters degree I have two and I still can't get it to work. The XJL is a beautiful car handles well but rides worse than any car I've owned this is my 4th and last Jag.
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