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New 2021 Jaguar F-Type revealed for Australia

Jaguar has updated its F-Type coupe and convertible for 2021 with beefier engines, more tech and an even sportier chassis.

THE NEW 2020 Jaguar F-Type has been revealed today, bringing a new face to the familiar long-nose sports car which first graced roads seven years ago.

Touting a heavily redesigned face which is similar to Jaguar’s i-Pace flagship electric vehicle, the 2020 F-Type update is the first change to the leaping cat’s contemporary icon since it’s original designer Ian Callum left the company last year.

Under the stewardship of exterior design director Adam Hutton and newly appointed design director Julian Thompson, the 2020 Jaguar F-Type receives thin LED headlights and a large, gaping grille reminiscent of the electric SUV. Around back, the taillights and sweeping tail have been only slightly tweaked.

Inside, the cabin has been updated with new leather and satin silver finishes but the design is similar to before, with a new 12.3-inch display screen in front of the driver most evident.

2021 Jaguar F-Type Australia interior

2020 Jaguar F-Type for Australia

Like the out-going model, the 2020 Jaguar F-Type will be available in Australia with four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines.

The top 2021 Jaguar F-Type R is powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine, producing 423kW and 700Nm, an increase of 8kW and 20Nm. The extra grunt sees the all-wheel drive model spring from a standstill to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds. Noise from the bent eight roars through an active exhaust system, which all models receive.

2021 Jaguar F-Type Australia convertible

Power is shifted to the wheel through a revised eight-speed ‘Quickshift’ automatic transmission, recalibrated ‘using learnings from the 200mph Jaguar XE SV Project 8’.

The aluminium double-wishbone front and rear suspension setups have also been improved, with new springs, dampers, anti-roll bars and recalibrated electric power-assisted steering. The 20-inch alloy wheels are now a new 10-spoke design, with 10mm wider 265/35/ZR20 front and 305/30/ZR20 rear Pirelli P Zero tyres. These fit around large 380mm and 376mm front and rear carbon ceramic brake discs.

2021 Jaguar F-Type Australia rear

Sitting alongside the V8 model is the 280kW supercharged V6, which gains a mechanical limited-slip differential (LSD), and the 221kW/400Nm Ingenium four-cylinder turbo petrol. More details to come.

Pricing for the 2020 Jaguar F-Type starts from $126,400 plus on-road costs in Australia and is available to order now.

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Alex Rae

Alex Rae