Jaguar's best-seller receives a series of mid-life updates.
The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace has arrived with a series of styling and technology updates for the first time since its 2016 debut. Jaguar's first-ever SUV has become its best-selling model so making sure it remains competitive is vital.
The overall exterior design remains largely the same, though there are some notable differences, specifically in regards to the lighting. The new all-LED headlights feature an ultra-slim look and the new "Double J Blade" daytime running lights can be found at both sides of the newly enlarged grille. Look closely and you'll see that grille also has brand logo-inspired 'diamond' detailing.
Moving to the rear end and the slim lighting theme continues with restyled taillights which now feature the double chicane graphic also found on the I-Pace.
Other changes include a restyled bumper with larger air intakes and a dark mesh cues, a new-look tailgate, and a resculpted hood. The performance-focused R-Dynamic trim has its own cool new look, while buyers can also opt for the Black Exterior Pack with bespoke elements in gloss black.
Step inside and you'll find a completely new layout, specifically the new center console sweep up to the instrument panel and new seat designs. There's now an 11.4-inch curved-glass HD touchscreen with a magnesium alloy frame surround. The screen houses the Pivi Pro infotainment system with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Wireless charging is also standard. Jaguar claims the new central screen is three times brighter and 48 percent larger than the outgoing 10-inch unit.
Those who want to go even bigger can check the box for the optional 12.3-inch HD display that offers full-screen navigation mapping and digital dials. Other cool options are full-screen 3D mapping and a head-up display. Aside from the new and improved tech, Jaguar focused attention on several luxury aspects. Open-poor wood veneers and aluminum trim can be found throughout the cabin, laser-etched speaker frets add a touch of class, while the Drive Selector knob combines "cricket-ball" stitching and precision-cut metal. More extensive use of soft-touch materials can be found in the armrests, console sides, and door bins. Active Road Noise Cancellation for an even quieter cabin is another new benefit.
Under the hood, a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 246 horsepower is standard and a newly electrified 3.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged inline-six with either 335 hp or 395 hp is optional. The inline-six is now a mild-hybrid with a 48-volt lithium-ion battery energy storage system. All engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission that routes power to a standard AWD system. The top-of-the-line F-Pace R-Dynamic S 400 can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds flat.
Jaguar hasn't announced official pricing or an on-sale date just yet, but we expect that information to arrive shortly.