Jaguar has revealed the facelifted F-Type, which will arrive in showrooms early this year.

There are revisions across the range, with new variants, minor design tweaks and new technology.

This is the first time the F-Type has been refreshed since it was introduced in 2012, but as befits an already beautiful car the changes are few and far between. There are new model-specific bumpers and full LED headlights, while the interior gets a couple of new option boxes to tick.

Buyers can now choose between chrome, carbon-fibre and aluminium trim finishes, as well as a new lightweight sports seat, which is 8kg lighter than the standard version.

The major new upgrade comes in the form of the infotainment system. All cars come with Jaguar’s Touch Pro set-up, which is a big improvement over the outgoing system. It features smoother touchscreen operation and real-time traffic and weather updates.

A new park assist option is also available, which can identify open spaces and park the car automatically.

Of the new additions to the range, the F-Type 400 Sport is the highlight. It’s a new variant that’ll only be on sale until the end of this year and comes with an upgraded version of the 3.0-litre V6 engine making 395bhp.

An intriguing new feature is the new ReRun app. It’s been developed with GoPro and allows drivers to connect to their portable camera and overlay information about the car, such as speed, throttle position and braking force.

The entry-level F-Type will be the standard V6 costing £51,450, with the 400 Sport starting at £70,115. Top of the range continues to be the V8 SVR, which starts at £110,000.

Darren Cassey


January 12, 2017

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