Jaguar F-type Platform Can Support All-Wheel Drive, Manual Is Coming

Jaguar F-type Reportedly Getting All-Wheel Drive—But Why?
For the second time this month, Motor Trend has dished up unexpected news—without saying where the news came from. One of the magazine’s editors tweeted that the Jaguar F-type will be getting a manual-transmission option soon—which we already knew—and that it would get at least the option of all-wheel drive, which sounds preposterous, but we also knew. 

While the F-type-with-a-manual idea is old hat, the bizarre new all-wheel-drive speculation has a basis in reality. We had previously heard the F-type’s platform could, in fact, support all-wheel drive. Naturally, when pressed for comment, Jaguar opted to remain mum on the topic, but we’re confident our intel is accurate. Why add AWD? It’s quite simple, really: The feature would greatly increase the car’s appeal in places where snow happens.

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Still, why anyone would forgo the Jag’s awesome tail-happy attitude is beyond us—snow be damned, we’ll gladly take rear-drive with the forthcoming manual and a set of snow tires, thankyouverymuch.

Jaguar F-type Reportedly Getting All-Wheel Drive—But Why?

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