Jaguar has taken the wraps off its facelifted F-Pace some four years after the original debuted, with the crossover gaining fresh styling inside and out, as well as an updated engine range.
The company’s local division says it plans to introduce the updated range in South Africa in early 2021.
Changes to the exterior are fairly subtle, though the F-Pace does adopt a new bonnet design, an enlarged grille, a new front bumper (with redesigned air intakes) and revised LED headlamps.
Round back, you’ll find fresh taillamps (with the same “double chicane” graphic as used by the I-Pace) and a tweaked bumper design. The British firm says all models will be available with an optional Black Exterior Pack, which (as the name suggests) adds various Gloss Black exterior elements.
Inside, however, is where the biggest updates have been made. Described by Jaguar as “all-new”, the cabin gains a new centre console that incorporates an optional wireless charger and greater stowage space.
The centrally sited 11,4-inch curved-glass touchscreen (replacing the previous 10-inch item), though, positively dominates the interior, cased in magnesium alloy and running the firm’s latest Pivi Pro infotainment software. The F-Pace also gains a new 12,3-inch digital instrument cluster with “enhanced graphics and a configurable layout”.
The inside section of each of the doors gains a 360-degree grab handle as well as increased storage, while the electric window switches have been repositioned (down from the top of the door roll to a more conventional site). The seats gain wider cushioning, new massage functions and “enhanced coverage” of the heated and cooling areas. There’s also a new drive selector featuring an upper section finished with “cricket ball” stitching.
So, what about those new powertrains? Well, there’s a new P400e plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) option as well as the latest four-cylinder and new in-line six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines for Europe. Mild-hybrid technology is furthermore available on selected engines (depending on the market, of course) for the first time. As before, all F-Pace models feature all-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmissions as standard.
In South Africa, the engine range will comprise the 147 kW turbocharged 2,0-litre turbodiesel engine, the 221 kW turbocharged 3,0-litre six-cylinder oil-burner, the 184 kW 2,0-litre petrol powerplant and the 297 kW PHEV 2,0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit (the latter P400e model featuring a 17,1 kWh lithium-ion battery, a 105 kW electric motor and an all-electric range of 53 km).
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