New look for Jaguar F-Pace SUV and a plug-in hybrid version too

A new-look Jaguar F-Pace has been unveiled and there’s plenty of changes inside and out for the marque’s largest SUV.

In addition there’s a new engine line-up including both plug-in (PHEV) and mild hybrid (MHEV) models for the first time.

The plug-in hybrid F-Pace, which combines petrol and electric power, uses Jaguar Land Rover’s P400e powertrain .

It gives the car a 33-mile zero emission range with CO2 emissions cut to 49g/km.

Official fuel economy is rated at an impressive 130.2mpg and the PHEV can be recharged to 80 per cent capacity in just half an hour from a fast charger.

The F-Pace P400e is powered by a 2.0-litre four cylinder petrol engine mated to a 105kW electric motor which combined develop 404ps resulting in a five second 0-60mph acceleration time.

With prices starting from £56,060 and topping out at £64,490 for a top specification R—Dynamic HSE model, the P400e sits at the top of Jaguar’s new 35 model F-Pace line up.

Other changes include the introduction of mild hybrid petrol and diesel engines which see the F-Pace range now priced from £40,860 – an increase of some £3,000 over the current model.

On the exterior, the new models have a revised bonnet design and come with a slim LED headlight arrangement while there is also a new grille and changes to the rear lights and bumper.

Inside the car has a brand new look to its instrumentation which includes Jaguar Land Rover’s new Pivi Pro dual SIM infotainment system that has an 11.4-inch touchscreen mounted at the top of the centre console.

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There is also a different look to the gear selector for the eight-speed automatic transmission that is used on all models while software improvements see ‘over-the-air’ updates becoming available.

All but the basic versions now have a 12.3-inch high definition instrument panel while all models have Jaguar’s latest surround camera system to help when manoeuvring.

The new F-Pace now comes with an active noise cancellation system for improved comfort levels on the move while there is also a new ‘Guardian Mode’ to the car’s security system which can alert owners to any unauthorised movements via their smartphone.

Julian Thomson, Jaguar design director, said: “The new F-Pace is dynamic and assertive with an elegant stance on the road – it represents a significant development of Jaguar design language.

“The heightened luxury and attention to detail inside the F-Pace with seamlessly integrated state-of-the-art technologies ensure both driver and passengers feel a real sense of occasion whenever they get in the vehicle.”

The F-Pace was Jaguar’s first SUV but since its launch it has been joined by the all-electric I-Pace and the smaller Jaguar E-Pace.

Reports suggest a larger Jaguar J-Pace will join the range in the not too distant future.