The up to date Jaguar F-Tempo SUV has been revealed, forward of it occurring sale in worldwide markets in late-2020. As a part of the updates, the F-Tempo sees the addition of a brand new plug-in hybrid variant, an overhauled inside, and beauty modifications to the outside.
- F-Tempo vary now will get new 404hp plug-in-hybrid powertrain
- Different engine choices embody a alternative of 5 mild-hybrid four- and six-cylinder mills
- Will get suspension retune for improved experience high quality
What’s totally different on the skin?
Take a better have a look at the up to date F-Tempo and you’ll discover that the LED headlamps and tail-lights are actually slimmer than on the outgoing mannequin. The diamond-mesh end grille is now extra distinguished whereas the entrance and rear bumpers are new. Different modifications embody a brand new bonnet that extends all the best way to the grille and Jaguar leaper emblems on the vents on the entrance fenders.
Jaguar exterior design boss Adam Hatton mentioned: “We’ve had a great period [of design] from 2013’s F-Kind and a era of automobiles that got here from that. This F-Tempo refresh is a step in the direction of what we’re speaking about for the longer term.”
What’s new contained in the cabin?
The F-Tempo’s cabin is the place essentially the most consideration has been paid. The dashboard is an all-new unit that options intensive use of leather-based trimmings. Taking delight of place within the centre console is a brand new 11.4-inch tablet-like touchscreen infotainment system, under that are nestled management surfaces, that are additionally new, for the local weather management system. An enormous addition to the F-Tempo although is that it now makes use of the corporate’s new Pivi Professional infotainment system that debuted on the Land Rover Defender.
Different modifications to the cabin embody new headrests embossed with the Jaguar Leaper emblem, new inside trimmings, the steering wheel from the I-Pace and a brand new gear selector, amongst others. There may be additionally extra room within the centre console for each the cupholders and, with no handbook gearbox to intrude on house, a brand new, decrease stowage part.
There may be extra tech on provide, too, together with over-the-air updates for the infotainment system, wi-fi telephone charging and a cabin air ioniser.
What engines are on provide?
There are six engines on provide, together with 4 mild-hybrids and a brand new plug-in-hybrid. All-wheel drive is commonplace throughout the vary, as is an 8-speed automated gearbox.
The spotlight right here is the brand new P400e plug-in hybrid variant that pairs a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with a 143hp electrical motor to supply a mixed 404hp and 640Nm of torque and achieves 0-100kph in 5.3sec. The system is paired with a 17.1kWh lithium-ion battery pack that enables the F-Tempo to be pushed as an EV for as much as 53km.
Shifting to the opposite engines, there are 4 mild-hybrid engine choices, together with three diesel and one petrol unit in two states of tune. The mild-hybrid petrol engine is a brand new 3.0-litre six-cylinder unit that includes turbocharging and an electrical supercharger and is on the market in two states of tune – 340hp and 400hp. Additionally on provide is a non-hybrid entry-level 250hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine.
The mild-hybrid diesels vary from a 163hp, 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit to a 300hp, 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine. The six-cylinder diesel mill can also be accessible sans the mild-hybrid tech. Additionally on the playing cards is a sizzling SVR mannequin powered by the identical 5.0-litre supercharged petrol V8 as the present mannequin.
Are there every other modifications?
Utilizing the identical D7a platform as earlier than, the F-Tempo “stays probably the most dynamic SUVs round”, Jaguar claims, due to chassis tweaks, the passive suspension setup, and configurable dynamics. Jaguar has additionally tuned the SUV’s dampers, springs, and anti-roll bars on rougher surfaces for higher experience high quality.
“We wished to make the automobile extra luxurious and extra refined,” mentioned chief product engineer Colin Kirkpatrick.
Will it launch in India?
At the moment, JLR domestically assembles the F-Tempo and, in line with its worldwide manufacturing scheduled, will change over to the brand new up to date F-Tempo quickly; count on it to hit showrooms in early 2021. The present 2.Zero litre Ingenium petrol will proceed to be supplied, nonetheless, there is no such thing as a phrase as but on the provision of the brand new powertrains for our market. The hybrids are a risk, although, on condition that final 12 months JLR India did state it might introduce a few hybrids in India.