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 |  Jan 16 2013, 6:45 PM

Two factory Jaguar XJ all-wheel drive models have completed a 2,000-mile round trip journey to the coldest city on our planet.

Starting at the capital of the Yukon, Whitehorse, the expedition into the Arctic Circle was documented by the British automaker showing off its XJ’s performance in the record cold weather. It was so cold in fact that thermometers in Dawson City recorded a reading of -56F.

The journey took the XJs 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 capability our XF and XJ saloons are perfect for the North American winter.”

GALLERY: Jaguar XJ AWD at the Arctic Circle

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