The 2020 Jaguar F-Type facelift comes with significant cosmetic changes which gives the car a fresh new character. It also gains on equipment and technology.
Jaguar has unveiled the 2020 F-Type facelift globally. The British carmaker came up with a very interesting concept to unveil the car. Jaguar unveiled the F-type in the form of a Hot Wheels scale model, a 1:64 model to be precise. The company laid out a 232-metre long Hot Wheels orange track at Jaguar Land Rover’s new Design Studio at Gaydon. The scale model navigated 25 loop-the-loops, three gravity-defying jumps and 44 corners along the custom-built track. In fact, the scale model did what the F-Type couldn’t manage and that’s reaching speeds of up to 482 kmph on the custom made track.
But lets come back to the original car. While there are significant changes to the styling of the car, its instantly recognizable as an F-Type. It is the face that sees the most amount of change, particularly because of the new headlamps. The headlamp units have been completely redesigned and they now very slim pixel LED horizontal units as opposed to the vertical units of the pre-facelift car. Further, there’s a larger single-frame grille, striking new clamshell bonnet, and a revised front bumper with larger air dams.
In profile, the F-Type remains largely similar and the shoulder line over the muscular rear haunches still remains the most distinctive design element. It also gets brand new wheels. The rear end also remains relatively unchanged but the bumpers have been redesigned with quad exhaust and better aerodynamic efficiency. The tail lights are also slimmer than before.
On the inside, the cabin remains relatively unchanged in its layout and honestly, it was always a likable design. However, there’s much more tech now with new digital instrument console as well as a larger touchscreen infotainment system that runs the new InControl Touch Pro interface. The overall quality of materials within the cabin has improved over the predecessor. Of course, there’s Apple Carplay and Android Auto on offer as well.
As with its predecessor, the new F-Type continues with a range of engines. It starts off with a 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 296 bhp. Then there’s a 3-litre Supercharged V6 with 375 bhp on tap. The range-topping F-Type R is offered with the 5-litre Supercharged V8 that comes in two states of tune – 444 bhp and 567 bhp. The 567 bhp version will be exclusively offered with All-Wheel Drive for optimal performance. Jaguar says the new F-Type sprints from 0 to 100 kmph in just 3.5 seconds.
The 2020 Jaguar F-Type facelift has been unveiled in the UK and it will hit global markets by early 2020. Jaguar already sells the F-Type in India and the facelift will eventually make it to our market as well, perhaps sometime next year. Expect the standard and the range-topping F-Type R to make its way to India with prices going up to Rs. 1 crore.