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Jag's AWD sedans complete 2,000 mile journey through northern Canada [Video]

by Drew Johnson

Jaguar\'s new AWD system has proven capable enough to handle the winter weather of the Arctic Circle.

Jaguar's latest all-wheel drive models - the XF and XJ sedans - have just completed a 2,000 mile round trip to one of the coldest towns on the planet.

Intended to show the all-weather ability of its newest all-wheel drive models, Jaguar's 2,000 mile journey started from the Yukon capital of Whitehorse - located 1,800 miles north of Vancouver, BC - to Dawson City, where temperatures can dip to -56ºF.

The trip was made in two nearly bone stock examples of Jaguar's AWD XF and XJ models. Both sedans were filled with original equipment Castrol Edge synthetic oil and other standard fluids, but were fitted with aftermarket Pirelli winter tires for added grip.

Both cars made it to the Arctic Circle and back without a hitch.

"The cars excelled in conditions way beyond limits likely to be experienced even by owners in North America and cold weather climates such as Russia,” said Jaguar Global Brand Director Adrian Hallmark. "Deep snow, sheet ice, gravel and rutted frozen mud were underfoot the whole way. With this capability our XF and XJ saloons are perfect for the North American winter."

Jaguar's all-wheel drive 2013 XF and XJ sedans are scheduled to hit select U.S. markets this month.

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