The camouflage has started to strip away.
After the Jaguar F-Type received a refresh for the 2020 model year, it's time for the F-Pace SUV to get a mid-cycle facelift. It was nearly a year ago when we got our first look at a prototype F-Type facelift being put through our paces preparing to battle the BMW X3 and Audi Q5, and now the camouflage has started to come off, previewing some of the styling changes we can expect to see when the production model debuts.
Since launching in 2016, the F-Pace has become Jaguar's best-selling model, so it's imperative for Jaguar to keep the SUV looking fresh to battle the competition. While this prototype is still covered in camouflage, the new grille is visible for the first time.
We also get a better look at the tweaked front bumper and reshaped headlights. New taillights and a redesigned bumper are fitted to the rear, while the dual exhaust system suggests this is a standard F-Pace, rather than a hardcore SVR model.
Unfortunately, our spies were unable to capture any photos of the interior. Our source tells us the interior was fully covered up, so it's too early to tell if there will be any significant changes inside the cabin. However, we're expecting the interior to be updated with a larger screen for the infotainment system. It also isn't clear if there will be any changes under the hood for the mid-cycle update.
Currently, the Jaguar F-Pace is offered with a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine generating 247 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque or a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 producing 380 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque.
Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. The range-topping F-Pace SVR, which currently packs a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 rated at 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque, will also get a mid-cycle update. Don't be surprised if Jaguar introduces some new electrified engine options, too. Now that the camouflage has started to strip away, we're expecting the updated Jaguar F-Pace to debut by the end of the year and go on sale as a 2021 model.