Two factory Jaguar XJ all-wheel drive models have taken a 2,000 mile round trip journey to the coldest city on the plant. The trip started at the capital of the Yukon, Whitehorse, and the expedition into the Arctic Circle was documented by the British automaker, whom was trying to show off the XJ’s performance in the record cold weather.
In fact, it was so cold that the thermometers in Dawson City recorded a reading of -56F, proving Jaguar had the right to show off. The journey took the XJ’s on a path following the Yukon River to Dawson City, which runs past the Arctic Circle to the town of Inuvik in the Northwest Territories.
“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 capacity our XF and XJ saloons are perfect for the North American winter.”