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Jaguar AWD XJ’s road trip to Arctic (Video)


Jaguar XJ AWD’s undertook a 2000 mile road trip to the Arctic, experiencing 49°C below 0. It also won BusinessCar’s Executive and Luxury Car of the Year 2013 Award.

jag_xfr_speed_packJaguar has been awarded as BusinessCar’s Executive Car of the Year for the Jaguar XF and the Jag XJ won Luxury Car of the Year in the 2013 BusinessCar Awards. December, 2012 was a month fraught with cold winds and snowfalls sending chills down everyone’s spine.

However, these weather conditions didn’t hamper Jaguars foray into the coldest town on earth. For the mission to Jaguar XJ AWD’s were chosen. Cold winds and snowfall didn’t slow them down during this 2000 mile road trip. Those who are trying to estimate the temperature, needn’t rack their brains much longer as thermometers registered temperature of -49°C, a temperature at which hot water turns into ice within a matter of seconds. These Jaguar XJ models were powered by a 3.0 Liter V6 supercharged petrol engine capable of producing 340PS of power.

Apart from this, the AWD technology incorporated within these vehicles successfully propelled them over areas covered with sleet, gravel and snow thereby showing that XF and XJ models are suited for such climates. A film has also been made showcasing journey of these cars from Whitehorse to Dawson City.


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Nabanita Singha Roy

Nabanita Singha Roy

Love for a red car has with experience transformed to a detailed outlook for around the clock news from Nabanita Singha Roy. Starting out as auto blogger in 2009, her inextricable editorial approach guarantees diverse storylines for a widely enthusiastic automotive readership.

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