Jaguar Land Rover India has started accepting bookings for the facelifted Jaguar F-Pace. The SUV will be launched in India in May 2021 and will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options in the R-Dynamic S variant.
Unveiled globally in September 2020, the interiors of the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace facelift have been fully done over. The highlight here is the 11.4-inch curved-glass touchscreen that features the new Pivi Pro infotainment system. Around this there is a chamfered dash face, that can be done up in wood veneer and aluminium, along with a flatter dash top that juts out of the slim band of AC vents. Below the touchscreen are new rotary dials for the AC controls and a new aluminium housing around the stubby new gear selector.
More aluminium inserts can be found around the speakers in the new door cards, which have more storage space now and place the widow switches in a conventional position. The steering wheel is the new, chunky deep-set one from the XE while the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster has been carried forward with enhancements. The seats are also wider and more supportive now.
Jaguar has also added new tech here like a PM2.5 air filter, SOTA updates and a head-up display. The Pivi Pro display is brighter and more simplified than the earlier one. It also features dual-sim connectivity for seamless connected-car tech and uses a separate power source. This makes it immediately available to user when the car is turned unlocked. There is also active road noise cancellation and 3D surround cameras.
Changes to the styling of the F-Pace are subtle. These have come by way of a new bonnet with a more prominent bulge and less apparent shut lines, a larger grille with chrome studding and slimmer LED headlamps with the twin J-blade signature. Smaller changes are the new front bumper with redesigned air intakes, the addition of the Jaguar 'Leaper' emblem to the side vents and slim taillamps that takes inspiration from the one in the recently launched I-Pace EV.
The facelifted Jaguar F-Pace will come with one petrol and one diesel engine option, both 2.0-litre four-cylinder units. The petrol motor is expected to put out 250PS at 5,500rpm and 350 Nm at 1,300â4,500rpm. The diesel is expected to pack mild-hybrid tech and make 204PS at 4,250rpm and 430 Nm at 1,750â2,500rpm. The diesel can do 0 to 100 kmph in 8s and reach a 210 kmph top speed. The petrol can do the sprint in 7.3s and a 217 kmph top-speed. Both versions have AWD and are paired with an 8-speed ZF automatic.
The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace should be locally assembled and come at a Rs 2 to 3 lakh premium over the outgoing versions, with the new tech and features, competing against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3 and the Volvo XC60.
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