Jaguar’s redesigned its F-Pace SUV’s interior for 2021

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.

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Volkswagen shows off upcoming ID.4 electric SUV’s interior

  • The ID.4 will be Volkswagen’s first all-electric car offered in the US.
  • It’s built on Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix technology platform, otherwise known as “MEB.”
  • The ID.4 will officially debut later this month.
  • Interior photos published on Friday show an airy but conservative interior.
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Volkswagen already has an all-electric car out in the form of the ID.3 hatchback, but that particular model isn’t destined for US shores. Instead, we’ll be getting the yet-to-be-unveiled ID.4 fully electric SUV, which you can get a look inside of now.

The German automaker published a series of photos of the EV’s interior on Friday ahead of its world debut, set to take place later this month. 

Judging from the photos, the cabin of the ID.4 looks to be an airy place, with big windows and good forward visibility, at least. Volkswagen said the trunk has 30.3 cubic feet of cargo space when the second row seats are upright. That’s a bit less than the 2020 Toyota RAV4, which has 37.5 cubic feet of space.

Regardless, it’s a pretty conservative interior, which can be a good thing. Buyers are used to their cars looking a certain way and if we want EVs to really catch on in the mainstream like Volkswagen is aiming to do with the ID.4, it can’t have a far-out interior that will alienate buyers.

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