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2021 Jaguar F-Pace adds mild-hybrid tech, new interior

Jaguar's second best-selling model in Australia gets new inline-six petrol and diesel engines, a dramatically overhauled interior, and a pared-back range for 2021.

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The Jaguar F-Pace is getting a substantial mid-cycle refresh for 2021 including a new interior and mild-hybrid powertrains – but a new plug-in hybrid won’t be offered here.

In Australia, the 2021 F-Pace range will consist of petrol-powered P250 and P400 and turbo-diesel D300 models. The updated model is available to order now.

Prices start from $74,990 before on-road costs, down almost $2000 from the current car. There’ll be just five models for 2021, reduced from 17 in the current line-up, as Jaguar Land Rover continues to simplify its model ranges locally.

This doesn’t include the fire-breathing SVR, which has yet to be revealed in updated 2021 form. We expect it to continue to be offered locally.

All models will feature the R-Dynamic package, Jaguar’s rear-biased all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission, with the turbo-diesel four-cylinder and supercharged V6 scrapped.

The P400 and D300 both use new inline-six engines from Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium engine family.

The D300 uses a 3.0-litre inline-six turbo-diesel producing 221kW of power and 650Nm of torque. It uses a 48V mild-hybrid system and has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 6.4 seconds.

The P400 uses a 3.0-litre inline-six petrol engine with an electric supercharger, twin-scroll turbocharger and 48V mild-hybrid system. Total output is 294kW of power and 550Nm of torque, while 0-100km/h takes just 5.4 seconds.

The sole four-cylinder powertrain is the P250’s carryover turbocharged 2.0-litre, producing 183kW of power and 365Nm of torque. It does the 0-100km/h dash in 7.3 seconds.

Beyond the new powertrains, the most substantial changes are on the inside. The revised cabin features a new 11.4-inch curved glass touchscreen running the same Pivi Pro infotainment system as the Land Rover Defender. Underpinned by JLR’s new electronic vehicle architecture, the new infotainment system allows for over-the-air updates.

Pivi Pro’s interface is aligned around navigation, phone and media functions. It includes embedded Spotify, 4G connectivity, two embedded modems and a 360-degree view of the car, as well as Smart Settings which recognises which key fob is in the car and adjusts climate control, media and phone settings to suit that particular driver.

It’ll also learn your regular journeys and tailor routes to the roads you prefer to use or, if there’s congestion, suggest new routes and activate voice prompts until you’re back in familiar territory.

The cabin also features a new rotary dial, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a steering wheel borrowed from the I-Pace, plus new seats.

Jaguar claims almost every surface features soft-touch materials, while it’s put a greater emphasis on “dramatic eyeline colour splits”.

The cabin air ionisation system, which removes allergens and odours, now features PM2.5 filtration to weed out ultra-fine particles. To activate it, you’ll just need to press the Purify button.

Exterior changes include new front bumpers, a new grille and bonnet, slimmer LED headlights and larger “front apertures”.

There’s a new fender vent detail that incorporates the traditional Jaguar leaper, as well as painted rocker panels. Around back, there are new tail lights, a new tailgate, and a new rear bumper.

Jaguar’s retuned the damper and anti-roll bar settings for a plusher ride. P250 models use passive dampers, while all other F-Paces upgrade to adaptive suspension. Active Road Noise Cancellation has been deployed for the first time to ensure a quieter cabin.

In other markets, Jaguar will offer the new F-Pace P400e PHEV. It mates a 105kW electric motor and a 17.1kWh lithium-ion battery to Jaguar Land Rover’s 2.0-litre Ingenium turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.

Total system output is 297kW and 640Nm, which allows the P400e to do the 0-100km/h sprint in 5.3 seconds. That makes it the second quickest F-Pace after the SVR.

Pricing

  • 2021 Jaguar F-Pace R-Dynamic S P250: $74,990
  • 2021 Jaguar F-Pace R-Dynamic SE P250: $79,600
  • 2021 Jaguar F-Pace R-Dynamic SE D300: $94,940
  • 2021 Jaguar F-Pace R-Dynamic SE P400: $97,400
  • 2021 Jaguar F-Pace R-Dynamic HSE P400: $109,150

All prices exclude on-road costs.


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