Facelifted Jaguar F-Pace revealed, gets big interior updates

Tuhin Guha Published: September 16, 2020, 12:31 PM IST

Jaguar has updated its most popular model, the Jaguar F-Pace for 2021. The SUV has received a minor exterior refresh, a full interior overhaul and new powertrain options, including a plug-in hybrid version.

Changes to the styling of the F-Pace are subtle. These have come by way of a new bonnet with a more prominent bulge and less-apparent shut lines, a larger grille with chrome studding and slimmer LED headlamps with the twin J-blade signature. Smaller changes are the new front bumper with redesigned air intakes, the addition of the Jaguar 'Leaper' emblem to the side vents and slim taillamps that takes inspiration from the one in the I-Pace EV.

The interiors on the other hand have been fully done over. The highlight here is the 11.4-inch curved-glass touchscreen that features the new Pivi Pro infotainment system. Around this there is a chamfered dash face, that can be done up in wood veneer and aluminium, along with a flatter dash top that juts out of the slim band of AC vents. Below the touchscreen are new rotary dials for the AC controls and a new aluminium housing around the stubby new gear selector. More aluminum inserts can be found around the speakers in the new door cards, which have more storage space now and place the widow switches in a conventional position. The steering wheel is the new, chunky deep-set one from the XE while the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster has been carried forward with enhancements. The seats are also wider and more supportive now.

Jaguar has also added new tech here like a PM2.5 air filter, SOTA updates and a head-up display. The Pivi Pro display is brighter and more simplified that the earlier one. It also features dual-sim connectivity for seamless connected-car tech and uses a separate power source. This makes it immediately available to user when the car is turned unlocked. There is also active road noise cancellation and #D surround cameras.

The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace also comes with an updated line-up of engines. The highlight is the P400e plug-in hybrid. This is the same powertrain that recently debuted in the new Defender. As such, it continues to be powered by a 2.0-litre petrol motor that makes 300PS and pairs with a 143PS electric motor. The combined output is 404PS and 640 Nm. A 17.1 kWh battery pack feeds this system and allows for a 53 km electric-only driving range. With a 0 to 100 kmph time of 5.3s, this is also the fastest non-SVR F-Pace. Showing the duality of PHEVs, this version can also return up to 45 kmpl. A fast charger will charge the F-Pace PHEV to 80 per cent in 30 minutes. A wall box will reach the same level in 1h 40m.

The new inline six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine also makes its way here, after the Range Rover and the Defender. It is available here in its 300PS guise and propels the F-Pace to 100 kmph from standstill in 6.4s. Also debuting on the F-Pace is 48V mild-hybrid tech. This is available on all engine options other than the 250PS 2.0-litre petrol. An inline six-cylinder 3.0-litre  petrol motor has also been added to the line-up. First debuting in the Range Rover Sport HST, this twin-charged motor features an electric supercharger and a turbo, available in 340PS/480 Nm and 400PS/550 Nm power outputs. The more powerful version can do 0 to 100 kmph in 5.4s. All engines come paired with the ZF eight-speed automatic.

Order books for the new Jaguar F-Pace have opened internationally. We expect to see it in India by the middle of next year.

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