Jaguar F-Type: Price, Photos, Variants, Features, Specs

Ruben Fields
December 4, 2019

Like the current version, the refreshed F-Type will be available with three different powertrains.

The base F-Type will still be the 296hp turbocharged four-cylinder, which is available only in rear-wheel-drive flavor, but the next step up from that will now be a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 producing 444hp and a hefty 580Nm of torque. However, instead of this, South Africans will be offered a carried over V6 turbo unit with 280kW and 460Nm, offered with either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive, while the 2-litre four-cylinder turbopetrol model, rated at 221kW and 400Nm, soldiers on at the bottom of the range with rear-wheel-drive only.

The flagship F-Type R gets a 25-hp boost, relying on a 575-hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 and torque-on-demand all-wheel drive to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96.5 km/h) in 3.5 seconds.

The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR is the brand's first V8-powered SUV that aims to be a high-performance alternative to luxury cars. Jaguar claims that the 2020 F-Type can clock triple-digit-speed from a standstill in just 3.5 seconds. The heaviest F-Type is the full-house R convertible equipped with four-wheel drive, weighing 1,760kg. The new Jaguar F-Type facelift sports an evolved design and it is the front that sees the biggest of changes.

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Performance numbers for the turbo-four model include a 0-60 miles per hour time as low as 5.4 seconds and a 155 miles per hour top speed.

The exterior changes are most noticeable at the front of the F-Type, with sleeker headlights giving the nose of the auto a more aggressive appearance. The V8 also comes with a "quiet mode" exhaust feature so as not to disturb your neighbors when starting the auto. It has a slightly reworked clamshell bonnet. The running lights are slim along their horizontal element but widen as they sweep upward and outward. It also gets uprated chassis with new springs, dampers, anti-roll bars and rear knuckles as well as wider 20-inch wheels.

Inside, the F-Type catches up with other Jaguar models, notably with materials of obviously higher quality, and adds some unique details.

Entering the vehicle, you'll find the same theatrics as the previous model, with deployable door handles and air vents also featuring on the facelifted model, however there is a new Touch Pro infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, and the system will improve over time thanks to over-the-air software updates. The 2020 model does, however, retain the three rotary heating and ventilation controllers Jaguar regards as essential to a good driving machine.

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