Refreshed Jaguar F-Pace includes new PHEV hybrid

Published: 15 September 2020

► Jag’s updated F-Pace revealed
► PHEV power, interior refresh
► On sale now from £40,860

Jaguar has upgraded the F-Pace SUV for the 2021 model year, with light exterior revisions, a much more significant interior upgrade and the introduction of a plug-in hybrid model among other new engine variants.

You can order one now from just under £41k.

It doesn’t look much different…

But isn’t that a good thing? The F-Pace is already a looker, so modifying it too much might lose some of the appeal. For the 2021 model year, the F-Pace has taken some bits from the i-Pace electric car, including shallower LED headlights (with optional matrix tech) and rear lighting clusters. Cleaner bumpers front and rear finish off the light-touch exterior tweaks.

What’s changed much more is the cockpit. The general architecture remains much the same, but the steering wheel from the i-Pace is carried across and there’s a new, chunky drive selector in the centre console. The biggest evolution, though, is that showstopper of a new infotainment screen in the centre. The new 11.4-inch touchscreen uses the Pivi Pro infotainment that first debuted on the Land Rover Defender and is mounted above a new set of air con controls.

F-pace 2020 interior

Along with the new infotainment system, Jaguar says that the F-Pace benefits from active noise cancellation tech, can be specced with the brand’s Activity Key as before, and safety tech like Clear Exit Monitor alerts occupants to cars or cyclists when getting out of the car.

You mentioned a hybrid?

It’s the biggest headline in the heavily-revised engine range. The P400e model uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine and 105kW e-motor develop 398bhp and 472lb ft combined, allowing a 0-60mph sprint time of just five seconds. The 17.1kWh battery allows for up to 33 miles, Jaguar says, and up to 130mpg if used properly.

F-Pace 2020 front

Elsewhere, most of the new engine range gains mild hybrid technology and the F-Pace benefits from both straight-six power in both petrol and diesel format. Your petrol choices are a 248bhp turbo four (P250, the only engine not to use mild hybrid tech) and a 3.0-litre straight-six engine (P400) we first tried in the Range Rover Sport. As for diesels, there’s a 161bhp (D165) and 201bhp (D200) four-cylinders and a 297bhp straight-six (D300). All have eight-speed automatic gearboxes and all-wheel drive as standard.

When and how much?

Jag says you can order one now, with a basic D165 model coming in at £40,860. The cheapest petrol will make your wallet lighter by £47,545 and the P400e hybrid starts at £56,060.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches