Jaguar's technical specialist for performance and drivability attributes, Tim Clark, announced AWD sports cars are not on the company's agenda of important things to do.

Jaguar’s technical specialist for performance and drivability attributes, Tim Clark, announced AWD sports cars are not on the company's agenda of important things to do.

Although almost all of its direct competitors are offering their products with AWD whether it's standard or optional, Jaguar's Tim Clark says "all-wheel-drive doesn't necessarily make a sports car experience." He went on to say "they drive in a very different way" and that in order to offer the same experience as a rear-wheel drive car, "there's a lot of stuff you would need to do" and only a few AWD cars out there can achieve this.

Although Jaguar is reluctant when it comes down to all-wheel drive sports cars, requests for such a system in their more tamed models was "through the roof" in some markets. Chances are the upcoming XE baby sedan as well as a production version of the C-X17 crossover concept will be offered with an all-wheel drive arrangement.

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