OverdriveApril 6, 2021 1:36:49 PM IST
Jaguar Land Rover India has started accepting reservations for the revamped Jaguar F-Pace. The SUV will launch in India in May 2021 and will be available in both gasoline and diesel engine options in the R-Dynamic S variant. Introduced globally in September 2020, the F-Pace’s styling changes are subtle. These have come via a new hood with a more prominent bulge and less apparent tight lines, a larger grille with chrome studs, and slimmer LED headlights with the signature two-leaf JJ.
Smaller changes are the new front bumper with redesigned air intakes, the addition of the Jaguar ‘Leaper’ emblem to the side vents and slim taillights that are inspired by those of the recently launched I-Pace EV.
The interiors of the Jaguar F-Pace 2021 facelift have been completely revamped. The highlight here is the 11.4-inch curved glass touchscreen that features the new Pivi Pro infotainment system. Around this is a beveled dash face, which can be made from wood veneer and aluminum, along with a flatter dash top that sticks out of the thin band of AC vents. Below the touchscreen are new rotary dials for the AC controls and a new aluminum casing around the stubby new gear selector.
More aluminum inserts can be found around the speakers in the new door cards, which now have more storage space and put the widow switches in a conventional position. The steering wheel is the new, thick and deep XE, while the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster has been carried forward with improvements. The seats are also wider and more supportive now.
Jaguar has added new tech here too, like a PM2.5 air filter, SOTA updates, and a head-up display screen. The Pivi Pro screen is brighter and more simplified than the previous one. It also features dual-SIM connectivity for seamlessly connected car tech and uses a separate power supply. This makes it immediately available to the user when the car is opened. There is also active road noise cancellation and 3D surround cameras.
The revamped Jaguar F-Pace will come with a choice of a gasoline and a diesel engine, both 2.0-liter four-cylinder units. The gasoline engine is expected to generate 250 hp at 5,500 rpm and 350 Nm at 1,300-4,500 rpm. The diesel is expected to have mild hybrid technology and make 204 hp at 4,250 rpm and 430 Nm at 1,750-2,500 rpm. The diesel can do 0 to 100 km / h in eight seconds and reach a top speed of 210 km / h. Gasoline can sprint from 0-100 km / h in 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 217 km / h. Both versions have AWD and are paired with a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace must be assembled locally and carry a premium of Rs 2-3 lakh over outgoing versions, at an expected price of close to Rs 70 lakh (ex-showroom). It will compete with the Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3, Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 facelift, which will be launched later this year.