Having entered its seventh model year with only small changes, it’s not a surprise that Jaguar is dealing with a more considerable upgrade of its F-Type cars. Based upon the spy pictures of what is likely to be the 2021 Jaguar F-Type, it’s getting serious nose surgery. But remarkably, it likewise still appears to be closely related to the existing model.
2021 Jaguar F-Type Changes
Upfront, the significant change is in the headlight design. Rather of the vertical, swept-back units of the present car, the new one has low, horizontal lights. The lights are far more similar to Jaguar’s more practical offerings, such as the XE, XJ, and F-Pace. The lights likewise have sharper angles that mix into cut lines and creases in the front end. The primary grille doesn’t look particularly different. However, it will be flanked by upgraded outboard grilles based upon how well they’re covered.
The entire midsection appears to be carried over from the current model. This seems to eliminate the rumor that there would be a 2 +2 F-Type. The tail end is practically the same, too, but the taillights lose the little round extensions motivated by the Jaguar E-Type. The wide-set tailpipes and big diffusers are like the V8-powered R model, so we expect that’s what we’re taking a look at.
2021 Jaguar F-Type Powertrain
Given that this F-Type seems a styling overhaul primarily, we expect most of the present powertrain lineup will move, too. That indicates a turbocharged four-cylinder for the entry-level models and a V8 for the top-rung cars. In the middle, however, the supercharged V6 may vanish in favor of Jaguar-Land Rover’s new turbocharged inline-6. This seems plausible considering that Jaguar has currently phased out the V6 on the XE, and the inline-6 is originated from the four-cylinder already in use, so it needs to fit fairly quickly. Power ought to be right on par with the current car’s 380-horsepower V6. In colony Rovers, it makes in between 355 and 396 horsepower depending on which version you get. We also presume all engines will still be paired to an eight-speed automatic with no manual alternatives in sight.