For me, it was love at very first sight when the Jaguar F-Type Roadster debuted back in 2012 with its cigarette smoking good appearances and growling exhaust. Back then, your choices were pretty much limited to supercharged V6 or supercharged V8, however since then the model has actually grown to include coupe models, all-wheel drive variants and special, performance editions. Today’s statement of a brand-new four-cylinder engine choice grows the F-Type family to a total of 24 total variants.
Jaguar meant upgrades for the 2018 F-Type lineup when it previewed the F-Type 400 Sport Launch Edition previously this year. But it waited up until New York to expose the most recent variation on the theme: an entry level F-Type packing a more potent version of JLR’s 2.0-liter turbocharged Ingenium 4-cylinder that’s being introduced in the revamped 2018 Jaguar F-Pace, XE and XF models.
You’ll identify the updated variety by the complete LED headlights and brand-new, model-specific bumpers. The aim of the new bumpers, Jaguar says, was to supply clearer visual differentiation in between the different models.
The interior was also tweaked with the addition of light-weight slimline seats that assist shed around 17 pounds from the curb weight, in addition to new chrome and aluminum accents utilized to more distinguish between the numerous models. Jaguar is also providing an expanded range of color and trim alternatives for the interior.
Likewise in the interior, Jaguar has fitted its Touch Pro infotainment system which has the ability to manage an unique app called ReRun. The app integrates vehicle information with a GoPro to provide an overlay of information for the taped video. We’re talking about key vehicle performance data such as speed, throttle position, gear selection, braking force and g force.
Slated to arrive late in the year, it will introduce new lane departure caution and keep assist, automatic forward emergency situation braking along with traffic indication acknowledgment to the F-Type household. With the addition of the new 2.0-liter models, the 2018 Jaguar F-Type lineup expands to 24 different variants. Rates will range from $60,995 for the base F-Type Coupe and $63,995 for the Convertible, to $125,996 for the range-topping 575-horsepower F-Type SVR. While the existing V6 and V8-powered models are due in showrooms next month, F-Type 4-cylinder versions will not begin appearing here until fall.