Jaguar has given the F-Pace a makeover. The renewed SUV will not only have a sharpened appearance, the powertrains will also be modernized. For example, the Jaguar F-Pace comes on the market with a plug-in hybrid powertrain!
It is 2016 when Jaguar presents its first SUV with the F-Pace, which has now been on the market for about four years and therefore deserves a refurbishment. Jaguar takes that facelift quite seriously, although the most interesting changes take place under the bodywork.
The facelifted Jaguar F-Pace gets a redesigned muzzle featuring a larger grille and LED headlamps with signature ‘Double J’ daytime running lights. The viewers can optionally be equipped with Pixel LED technology. The grille is filled with a different mesh, but that’s not the only news on the front. Jaguar has given the F-Pace a completely revised bonnet and now places larger air openings in the bumper. Jaguar also has changed bumper work at the rear, although the new rear lights may be more interesting. Also different: the shape of the compartment in which the license plate is housed.
More radical changes take place in the interior. Jaguar gives the F-Pace a completely new interior. No part has remained intact. The somewhat plain-looking dashboard of the old F-Pace has been replaced by a workplace whose center console mainly consists of a slightly curved 11.4-inch display. This is linked to Jaguar Land Rover’s new Pivi Pro infotainment system. It is also done with the analog clocks behind the wheel. Jaguar installs a digital and fully customizable 12.3-inch instrumentation behind the also new steering wheel. The dial that operated the F-Pace’s automatic transmission has been replaced by a more conventional gear selector with attractive stitching. Of course Jaguar is giving the F-Pace new door panels that match the design of the modified cockpit. It is striking that the controls for the electrically operated windows have been moved. From now on you will no longer find the buttons ‘on’ the door panel, but they are incorporated in the armrest. Jaguar adjusts the furniture of the F-Pace and speaks of the arrival of new seats with wider cushions. Massage chairs are also available.
There is also interesting news regarding engines. The F-Pace is available for the first time with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The F-Pace plug-in is called just like the plug version of by Defender P400e and that means that the powertrain of the two English SUVs also matches. Under the hood is a 300 hp four-cylinder that works together with an electric motor of 143 hp. It produces a system power of 404 hp. The battery pack has a capacity of 17.1 kWh, good for an electrical range of 53 kilometers. The F-Pace P400e completes a sprint from a standstill to 100 km / h in 5.3 seconds.
All other powertrains are equipped with a 48v mild hybrid system. On the diesel level, you can choose from 2 liters of 163 and 204 hp. It is striking that Jaguar is not yet replacing these engines with the new 3.0 six-in-line. Apparently they can still remain little guys. Jaguar does deliver the new 3.0 with 300 hp. As far as petrol engines are concerned, the entry-level model is a 2-liter four-cylinder engine with 250 hp and 365 Nm. Above that is a 400 hp and 550 Nm strong 3.0 six-cylinder. All engines are linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The starting price of the renewed F-Pace has been set at € 71,280.04. A complete price list will follow at a later time.