Jaguar has released a facelifted F-Pace

New engines and minor exterior details
by Vijay Pattni | Sep 15, 2020
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This is the new, facelifted Jaguar F-Pace. It’s a subtle makeover of Jag’s really rather good SUV, intended to give provide a “cleaner, more assured presence.”

As such, the hood has been redesigned with a bigger bulge up top, while sitting underneath is a slightly larger grille with ‘diamond’ detailing. As per the rules of vehicle facelift, there are new air intakes and some dark mesh detailing, said to give it a wider visual stance. It looks...neat.

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As standard, you get LED headlights that automatically adjust to signs and oncoming traffic, while the rear gets slimline lights that first debuted on the I-Pace, plus a new tailgate. The R-Dynamic spec provides sportier-looking gloss-black elements.

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The SUV sits on Jag’s aluminum-heavy ‘electronic vehicle architecture,’ and there’s a range of 2.0- and 3.0-liter turbo gasoline and diesel engines, with mild-hybrid tech available on all bar the entry- and range-topping gasoline 2.0-liter. So, there’s a 2.0-liter turbodiesel with either 161hp or 201hp, and a 2.0-liter turbopetrol with 247hp and 401hp, the latter a plug-in hybrid.

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A pair of 3.0-liter sixers—one diesel, one gasoline—offer up 400hp. All F-Paces are matched to an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive, and the mild-hybrid cars get belt-integrated starter generator systems to recoup slowing/braking energy. That plug-in hybrid, called the P400e, can do up to 53km on e-power alone, and can fast charge from 0-80% in half an hour. It’ll also do 0-60mph (97kph) in 5.1sec.

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Phew. Enough numbers, one suspects. Let’s step inside. Jaguar has cleaned up the interior considerably over the previous gen. The headline act is that 11.4-inch central touchscreen that handles the ‘Pivi Pro’ infotainment. Thankfully, you’ll see physical climate dials remain.

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We’re promised more storage, wireless charging, open-pore wood veneers and aluminum, new door casings, massaging seats with wider cushioning (read: remaining lockdown weight won’t be squished by a sports seat), cabin filtration, and a new drive selector to replace the old circular gear-dial thing, which always split opinion.

Speaking of drive, Jag tells us the torque split on the F-Pace is rear-biased, with a range of modes and a dizzying array of tech thrown in—stuff like over-the-air software updates, road noise cancelation, a ‘clear exit monitor’ (car/cyclist alerts), 3D surround camera tech, and the option of R-Dynamic spec.

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Prices range from £40,860 (P2.54 million) for an entry-level diesel to £64,990 (P4.05 million) for a six-cylinder gasoline, though we suspect a blood-and-thunder performance version, à la the F-Pace SVR, to follow along at some point to lord it above them all.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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