WHAT IS ALL-WHEEL DRIVE?
All-wheel drive gives the driver increased confidence on any road surface and in all weather. The system spreads the power from the engine to all four wheels, instead of just two, providing increased grip. From loose gravel surfaces in mid-summer to icy winter roads, all-wheel drive vehicles offer greater stability and control.
The system is always active and works continuously without the need for the driver to switch from two-wheel to all-wheel drive.
All-wheel drive isn’t just safer - its superior traction delivers more dynamic handling and greater composure when engaged in more spirited driving.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALL-WHEEL DRIVE VS. 4‑WHEEL DRIVE
AWD systems are controlled more by electronics than by mechanical parts and are fitted primarily to road cars. It is designed to ensure optimum traction while driving on all different road surfaces in all kinds of weather. By contrast, 4WD systems are more complex and equipped with more mechanical parts. They are fitted to vehicles designed for extreme off-roading, enabling them to negotiate boulders, traverse deep water and climb steep hills.
INTELLIGENT DRIVELINE DYNAMICS
Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) is unique among all-wheel drive systems. While other all-wheel drive systems become active only after the car loses traction, Jaguar AWD with IDD is predictive. If it calculates that grip will imminently be lost, it pre-emptively shifts torque to the wheels that have better traction to maintain control and composure before it happens.
Beyond just improving all-weather driving on lower traction surfaces, Jaguar AWD systems enhances driving performance in dry conditions. Whether you’re on an open country road or out on the track, you’ll feel the benefits of Jaguar AWD through every corner.