Jaguar F-Pace Gets Major Update

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Jaguar has given its F-Pace SUV a major facelift. See what’s changed!

As far as facelifts go, the updates to Jaguar’s F-Pace are more progressive than most which should make it more attractive and competitive for buyers in this hotly-contested segment. 

What’s changed? 

Jaguar has refined the look of the F-Pace. 

On the outside, the F-Pace gains a new, larger grille design as well as a redesigned front bumper with revised air intakes. But that’s not all, the bonnet also features a wider power bulge and the look is further enhanced with new slim quad LED headlights with ‘Double J’ Daytime Running Lights. Pixel LED headlights are optional with Adaptive Beam capability while automatic high beam assist is standard on SE and HSE derivatives. The F-Pace also gains new rear taillights with a double chicane graphic which was first seen on the all-electric I-Pace and the rear bumper and tailgate have also been revised. 

As for the interior, Jaguar has fitted an all-new interior into the F-Pace with its design now more focused on the driver while also offering the necessary comfort, luxury and connectivity expected from buyers in this segment. 

A major interior overhaul for the F-Pace brings Jaguar's latest technology to the fore. 

Perhaps the biggest interior change is the addition of Jaguar’s new Pivi Pro infotainment system with a curved 11.4-inch high-definition touchscreen which offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality and up to 2 smartphones can be connected via Bluetooth at the same time. The system is also easily updated over-the-air.  More so, a new configurable 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster places all the information in front of the driver. The centre console takes on a sporty design and is equipped with a wireless charging pad as well as additional stowage space. The F-Pace is also fitted with new seats with wider cushioning, new massage functions and enhanced heating and cooling functions. The F-Pace can be had with a variety of finishes including open-pore wood veneers and aluminium detailing. 

Other useful technology for the updated F-Pace includes Jaguar’s latest 3D surround camera technology and a second-generation Activity Key. A Clear Exit Monitor will also alert the driver or passenger of a vehicle or cyclist approaching when exiting the vehicle.  

Engine choice 

The F-Pace PHEV will be offered alongside a range of petrol and diesel engine choices. 

Jaguar will be streamlining its engine range and when it arrives in 2021, the updated F-Pace will be offered with a choice of 2 turbodiesel engines, 2 petrol engines and a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) derivative. 

The diesel engine offering includes a 147 kW, 4-cylinder 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine as well as a more powerful 6-cylinder, 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine with 221 kW.   

Petrol engines will include a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with 184 kW and a 297 kW 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder turbo petrol engine. All derivatives are mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission in conjunction with all-wheel-drive. However, Intelligent Driveline Dynamics can vary torque between the axles to provide rear-wheel bias performance if required. 

As for the F-Pace PHEV derivative, it combines a 297 kW / 640 Nm  2.0-litre engine with a 76 kW electric motor and 13.6 kWh lithium-ion battery.

The F-Pace will be offered in various trim guises including S, SE R-Dynamic and HSE R-Dynamic. A Black Exterior Pack will be offered as an option. 

The updated Jaguar F-Pace is expected to reach South Africa in early 2021 and further details such as pricing will be communicated closer to launch. 

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