New Jaguar F-Pace to get Plug-in Hybrid Variant
The new Jaguar F-Pace is set to receive a Plug-in Hybrid variant along with interior upgrades that should make it a popular choice for anyone hoping to invest in a new SUV. These upgrades will also give us a peek into the future of what Jaguar’s designs will be for the next generation. So what can you expect from the Jaguar Hybrid SUV?
Anyone familiar with the existing Jaguar F-Pace will immediately recognise a few subtle differences in the overall design. This includes headlight and taillight slimming as well as a new bumper, redesigned bonnet, in addition to a larger grille that consists of a diamond mesh design.
While the exterior is undoubtedly different, its changes pale in comparison to the cabin. Here, there is a wealth of improvements that transform an interior that was good into extraordinary, making it something any Jaguar owner would be proud to drive in.
Taking onboarded customer feedback, Jaguar eliminated the abundance of hard plastic and increased the amount of storage space whilst also transforming the infotainment console into something unique, unseen in any other model.
The steering wheel is the same as you’ll find in the I-Pace, and there are also luxury headrests that increase comfort. At the centre, there is more space for cup holders, and as there is no manual gearbox, you can also enjoy a brand new storage system for essentials.
It’s the infotainment area that should receive the most praise, however. This 11.4” tablet-esque touchscreen is curved for effortless operation and increased visibility, reducing the risk of glare to help you read information with greater clarity, and includes plenty of convenient tech such as wireless charging and over-the-air updates along with cabin air ionisation.
Battery and Engine
The highlight of the F-Pace is the P400e plug-in variant. This utilises 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo petrol engine along with a 105kW and 141bhp electric motor. The result is a total of 398bhp that can reach 60mph in 5.0 seconds.
What’s more, the F-Pace will now provide up to 33 miles of electric-only driving, thanks to its 17.1kWh battery, while you should be able to achieve 130mpg if you use the vehicle correctly.
The mild-hybrid technology is something you can expect to see benefits, and the F-Pace also offers six-straight power for petrol as well as diesel engines. From this hybrid upgrade, there is only one non-electric model remaining in the class, but, likely, you would much prefer the hybrid variant when selecting a new Jaguar.
Across the range of engine options, you are guaranteed eight-speed automatic gearboxes as well as all-wheel drive, as these features will come as standard with any F-Pace model you select.
The upgraded F-Pace will be delivered in December, with starting prices of £40,860 for the standard models. This price can rise to £64,490 if you want the top-of-the-range PHEV. This version, however, will not be available until Spring 2021. At the same time, an SVR model that uses the same supercharged V8 engine as the existing model is also said to go on sale next year, although there is nothing specific about how much this will cost.
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