- The heavily updated Jaguar F-Type will arrive next year
- Expected to get comprehensive styling updates along with new engine options.
- The ageing V6 is likely to be replaced by a hybridized straight six.
Jaguar is working on a new and improved F-Type which is set to arrive in 2020. The flagship coupe will receive a major haul in the styling department after soldiering on for almost six years with the same design. Moreover, there will be significant changes to the powertrain as well.
The new F-Type will carry a revised front end design with a reshaped bonnet and sleeker headlights. The newly designed headlights will be repositioned further down the fascia, according to the recently spotted prototype. At the rear, the tail light design will take its inspiration from the recently facelifted XE sedan. On the inside, we expect the sports coupe to have new equipment making its way from the XE and I-Pace. Which means that there will be a bigger infotainment system, more creature comfort and added performance bits as well.
However, the most comprehensive change will be under the hood. JLR is preparing to pull the plug on the ageing supercharged 3.0-litre V6 motor. Its place will be taken over by a hybridized straight-six motor which will not only be more efficient but also deliver more power. Meanwhile, the smaller four-pot motor and the supercharged V8 might continue to be used in the updated F-Type, albeit with some changes.
Ahead of the reveal of the new F-Type, the Gaydon based carmaker will give us the updated F-Pace and XF. These two cars will receive changes akin to the XE and will be revealed before the year-end. The 2020 F-Type, however, should make its appearance either late this year or in early 2020.