Jaguar F-Type is all set for a significant refresh.
The Jaguar F-Type has been on sale since 2013 and is starting to show its age. Fortunately, the automaker's flagship sports car will soon be getting a major update to keep it competitive. We got our first look at a camouflaged prototype of the refreshed F-Type back in July previewing some of the styling changes, which has enabled the artists at Kolesa to mock up a convincing-looking render to show what the final production model will look like.
Visually, the styling changes shown in the render design are subtle, but they make a huge difference. Whereas the current F-Type's headlights are vertically aligned, the facelift will incorporate slimmer, horizontally-arranged headlights.
The grille has also been enlarged and the front crossbar has been removed. Similar changes are expected to be found at the back, with the updated F-Type to get restyled taillights with new graphics matching the refreshed Jaguar XE sedan. Overall, these changes help make the F-Type look more stylish.
There won't just be styling changes, either. The current range-topping F-Type SVR is powered by a supercharged V8 generating 575 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, enabling the sports car to sprint from 0-62 mph in just 3.5 seconds. However, rumors suggest Jaguar will scrap the F-Type's 5.0-liter V8 in favor of a BMW-sourced 4.4-liter turbocharged V8. A 2+2 seat version of the new F-Type is also allegedly in the works to compete against the Porsche 911.
Inside, the 2020 F-Type is also expected to be more technologically advanced with digital dials, a larger infotainment screen, and more premium materials. Expect the interior design to be lifted from the I-Pace and updated XE sedan. We still don't know when the 2020 Jaguar F-Type will debut, but we're expecting it to be unveiled either later this year or early next year, possibly at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show.