Jaguar’s F-Type looks like it will soldier on for several more years as the British company has been found testing an updated variation of the sultry cars.
2021 Jaguar F Type Convertible Spy Shots
The updated coupe was spotted just recently, but now we have fresh spy shots and video of the open-top variation, the F-Type Convertible.
The F-Type got here as a 2014 model, and its appearances have not altered since then, not that they needed to. However, Jaguar has some significant tweaks pegged for the face of the car. The model sports slimmer, wraparound headlights rather of the current model’s tapered style. The hood and front fascia have also been rubbed to fit the new lights, while at the rear, the taillights appear to have a more angular shape to match the style on the updated 2020 XE sedan.
2021 Jaguar F Type Convertible Engine
As for mechanical updates, Jaguar is anticipated to finally ditch the supercharged V-6 presently used in the F-Type in favor of an electrified inline-6 that’s currently been announced by Land Rover for some 2020 models. In the 2020 Range Rover, the powertrain uses outputs of 355 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque in P360 guise and 395 hp and 406 lb-ft in P400 guise.
The powertrain is a mild-hybrid setup integrating a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 with a beefed-up electrical starter motor that can assist the engine throughout high loads and recuperate energy under braking and drifting. There’s also an electric compressor that helps build increase pressure before revs increase, and the standard turbocharger takes over.
Regrettably, the replacement of the old V-6 might suggest completion of a manual transmission in the F-Type, as the engine is the sole unit presently offered with the 3-pedal option.
2021 Jaguar F Type Convertible Interior
When it comes to the interior, a digital instrument cluster is anticipated to finally make its method into the F-Type, in addition to an upgraded infotainment system with a larger touchscreen screen. More electronic chauffeur aids ought to also feature in the car.
2021 Jaguar F Type Convertible Debut
The upgraded F-Type is expected to reach the market in 2020, suggesting we’ll likely see it arrive as a 2021 model.
The updates will allow Jaguar to bide its time until a follower can be established, perhaps with a battery-electric powertrain.