Jaguar F-PACE updated
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16 September 2020
Sharpened design and a refreshed interior
You’d think winning a World Car Design of the Year award would make a manufacturer think twice about messing with the styling of their prize model. It hasn’t stopped Jaguar from tweaking the look of their F-PACE, the winner of the 2017 trophy.
The design changes in front include a new bonnet with a stretched power dome and more defined surfaces, while cleaning up the overall look by reducing the number of shutlines. The updated grille is bigger and features ‘diamond’ detailing; it’s flanked by new, slim all-LED quad headlights. Taking some inspiration from its all-electric cousin, the I-PACE, the F-PACE now packs slimline rear lights, with Jaguar’s double chicane graphic. A new bumper and new tailgate complete the update.
The F-PACE has upped its interior game with an all-new setup for more luxury, better connectivity and improved refinement. A new centre console helps deliver a more sporty ambience, with better storage and wireless charging. The gearshift is a showpiece of the new interior, featuring metal construction and leather finishing with cricket ball stitching. Comfort is boosted by new seats with improved cushioning, better heating and ventilation and new massage functions.
The infotainment system has been upgraded to Pivi Pro spec, which includes smartphone mirroring and the ability to connect two devices via Bluetooth. The system is controlled by an upgraded 11.4 inch touchscreen.
The F-PACE engine lineup will now include Jaguar Land Rover’s plug-in hybrid drivetrain, which give the P400e model a 0-100km/h time of 5.3 seconds. It can drive up to 53km on electric power only. Also available with be the latest four-cylinder and new in-line six-cylinder diesel Ingenium engines. Intelligent all-wheel drive and and eight-speed automatic gearbox are standard across the range.
Confirmed for South Africa are:
D200 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel with 147kW
D300 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo diesel with 221kW
P250 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol with 184kW
P400e 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo PHEV with 297kW
Trim levels will remain as S, SE R-DYNAMIC and HSE R-DYNAMIC, with the optional Black Exterior Pack available on all models. The new Jaguar F-PACE is scheduled to land in SA in early 2021, with pricing announced closer to the time.