2020 Jaguar F-Pace gets new PHEV powertrain

Updated Jaguar F-Pace revealed with refreshed styling, new interior, and mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains

  • Revised styling, a refreshed interior and updated tech
  • New F-Pace P400e plug-in hybrid added to the range for the first time
  • On sale now, starting from £40,860

The Jaguar F-Pace has undergone a midlife facelift for 2020. It gets a number of changes over the old car, including subtle exterior styling tweaks, a fresh interior design and updated technology. A range-topping plug-in hybrid model is now available and mild-hybrid assistance has been added to other engines.

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The new F-Pace is on sale now, with prices ranging from £40,860 to £64,990. When it arrives, the refreshed F-Pace will renew the car’s rivalry with the Range Rover Velar, Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

2020 Jaguar F-Pace SUV: design

Styling updates for the facelifted F-Pace are subtle, with the front getting new LED daytime running lights that look similar to those seen on the I-Pace. The front grille is now slightly larger and more prominent than the one on the old car. The back of the car features a new LED tail light design with tinted surrounds.

Interior and tech

Inside is where the new F-Pace has undergone the biggest overhaul, with an almost entirely new interior design. The dashboard features a new curved 11.4-inch touchscreen that runs JLR’s Pivi Pro infotainment software and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. According to Jaguar, this system is easier to operate than before, with nearly 90% of the car’s functions accessible with only two taps from the homescreen.

The revised dashboard is now split into two, with a contrasting dividing trim piece spanning the width of the interior. Buyers can spec the top half with wood or aluminium trim, with the lower section trimmed in leather to match the seating. The door cards have been redesigned and now feature larger door pockets.

The centre console is more practical than before, with a storage cubby behind the gear stick and optional wireless smartphone charging. The rotary gear selector used in the current F-Pace has been replaced by a smaller automatic gear stick, finished with aluminium trim and stitched leather. The surrounding switches have also been redesigned, with fewer physical buttons than before.

Engines, performance and economy

Jaguar has introduced six new engines to the F-Pace for 2020, with a plug-in hybrid, two petrol engines and three mild-hybrid diesel engines. The flagship P400e PHEV is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine, a 17.1kWh battery and an electric motor, which combine to produce 400bhp. This results in a 0-62mph time of five seconds. It also offers 33 miles of pure-electric range, fuel economy of 130.2mpg and CO2 emissions of only 49g/km.

The entry-level petrol model is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, producing 247bhp. It manages 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds and returns 30.4mpg with emissions of 209g/km. A new 3.0-litre straight-six engine features mild-hybrid assistance and produces 296bhp. It reduces the 0-62mph sprint to 6.4 seconds, and manages economy of up to 38.1mpg with CO2 emissions of 194g/km.

Every diesel engine features 48-volt mild-hybrid assistance. The base turbocharged 2.0-litre engine is available in either 161bhp or 202bhp power outputs, with the more powerful unit covering 0-62mph in 7.6 seconds. Both engines return up to 45.4mpg, with CO2 emissions starting from 163g/km. A new 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine has also been introduced, it produces 396bhp and is capable of 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds. It’s capable of up to 38.1mpg with CO2 emissions starting at 194g/km.

2020 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

The refreshed Jaguar F-Pace SVR is expected to be announced later this year, with a camouflaged prototype already spotted undergoing testing. It’s likely to get four huge exhaust pipes and a much larger rear spoiler, similar to the outgoing car, along with air intakes behind the front wheels and lots of black exterior trim. It’ll sit lower than the standard F-Pace, with a tweaked suspension setup and adaptive dampers. We expect it to continue to retain the beefy 5.0-litre V8 engine from the current model, which produces 542bhp and hits 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds.

Find out more about the current Jaguar SUV line-up with our in-depth reviews of the F-Pace, E-Pace and electric I-Pace.

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