2020 F-Type facelift gets new front-end and upgraded interior
2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol and 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine options
Prices range from Rs 95.12 lakh to Rs 2.42 crore (ex-showroom)
It was towards the end of 2019 that Jaguar unveiled the midlife update for its F-Type sportscar, and while the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has prevented it from making a high-profile entry into our market, the 2020 Jaguar F-Type facelift is now on sale in India, with prices starting at Rs 95.12 lakh.
With the midlife update, Jaguar decided to give the F-Type a complete makeover up front. The updated 2020 F-Type's face has almost nothing in common with that of its predecessor, with Jaguar managing to give it a longer, wider look without actually changing the dimensions. It now gets J-shaped LED headlights, a redesigned grille and bumper that appear to sit much lower than before. It retains the original's breathtaking silhouette and muscular haunches, and even at the back, changes are minor, with the LED tail-lights now slimmer than before.
There are more significant changes on the inside, where Jaguar claims the F-Type now sports materials of a higher quality. Also new is a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, along with a 10-inch screen for the infotainment system, which also packs in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
With the update, Jaguar chose to ditch the V6-engined version of the F-Type, so there are now in essence just two engine options to choose from – a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol making 300hp and 400Nm of torque (P300) and a 5.0-litre, supercharged V8 in two states of tune. The less powerful V8 is the P450 with 450hp and 580Nm of torque, and the range-topping V8 is the P575 with 575hp and 700Nm.
Time taken from 0-100kph is rated at 5.7 seconds for the P300, 4.6 seconds for the P450 and 3.7 seconds for the P575. Top speed? 250kph for the P300, 285kph for the P450 and 300kph for the P575. An eight-speed automatic is standard for all F-Types, and while the P300 and P450 are rear-wheel-drive, the P575 is all-wheel-drive.
Along with the F-Type Coupe, the Convertible is also on sale (priced from Rs 1.06 crore), and mirrors the specifications and performance figures of the Coupe while only being around 20kg heavier. In total, there are nine versions of the 2020 F-Type facelift to choose from – the range starts at Rs 95.12 lakh for the entry-level P300 and goes all the way up to Rs 2.42 crore for the range-topping V8 R Convertible (all prices, ex-showroom). Also on offer is a First Edition model that adds a few special touches inside and out, including diamond-turned 20-inch alloy wheels, First Edition treadplates and a dark satin grey exterior detailing. Deliveries of the F-Type facelift will likely only commence later this year, as and when normalcy returns to a world rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
|2020 Jaguar F-Type technical specifications|
|F-Type P300||F-Type P450||F-Type P575|
|Engine||2.0-litre, 4 cyl, turbo-petrol||5.0-litre, V8 supercharged||5.0-litre, V8 supercharged|
|Price range||Rs 95.12 lakh-Rs 1.06 crore||Rs 1.26-1.35 crore||Rs 2.27-2.42 crore|
|2020 Jaguar F-Type variant-wise prices|
|2.0 Coupe P300||Rs 95.12 lakh|
|2.0 Coupe R-Dynamic P300||Rs 98.13 lakh|
|2.0 Coupe First Edition P300||Rs 1.01 crore|
|2.0 Convertible R-Dynamic P300||Rs 1.06 crore|
|5.0 V8 Coupe R-Dynamic P450||Rs 1.26 crore|
|5.0 V8 Coupe First Edition P450||Rs 1.29 crore|
|5.0 V8 Convertible R-Dynamic P450||Rs 1.35 crore|
|5.0 V8 Coupe AWD R P575||Rs 2.27 crore|
|5.0 V8 Convertible AWD R P575||Rs 2.42 crore|