Jaguar has redesigned its handsome F-Pace SUV for 2021, stuffing in more tech and a new luxurious interior.
Not much has changed on the outside, but there are a few subtle details that make the F-Pace more svelte and purposeful.
Around the back, the taillights look more like the I-Pace’s, while the rear bumper has been massaged; up front, there are now LED DRLs in the side intakes.
The real update here is the interior, which looks much more mature than its predecessor’s. There’s new soft-touch materials, active road-noise cancellation, and open-pore wood.
There’s also now a large central screen that takes place of pride on the dashboard á la Tesla; it measures 11.4 inches across, and is equipped with the next generation of Jaguar infotainment software, “Pivi Pro.” Combined with a new 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, the system can display a dearth of information. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard.
The powertrain options are also different for 2021. The base engine is still a 2.0-litre turbo-four that produces 246 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque, but there is a new mild-hybrid option. The hybrid features a 3.0-litre straight-six that produces 335 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque; or there’s a higher-powered straight-six that makes 395 horspeower and 406 lb.-ft. of torque.
On top of that, there’s a plug-in hybrid model with up to 398 horsepower and 472 lb.-ft of torque. The PHEV combines a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with a 105-kWh electric motor to create the big power numbers. A 17.1-kWh lithium-ion battery powers the motor, and helps nail the zero-to-100-km/h time of 5.3 seconds.