Following the reveal of the updated XE, Jaguar is now going to apply some similar updates in the XF and F-Pace models.
More specifically, Jaguar will now focus on refreshing the XF first, according to the company’s senior product planning manager Wayne Darley, who spoke to Autocar.
The facelifted 2020 Jaguar XF will be revealed sometime in the second half of the year, while the updated F-Pace will follow in early 2020. “If you look at when those two cars [XF and F-Pace] went on sale – late 2015 and early 2016 – that gives you a good idea of the timings”, Darley said.
The facelift will basically be as extensive as with the new XE, meaning subtle exterior styling changes but with a bigger focus on upgrading the interior. Jaguar will improve the quality of the materials used inside, as well as add new technology features that first debuted in the electric I-Pace.
Features like a new steering wheel, a secondary digital display for the climate system and updated infotainment and digital instrument cluster will be present, as well as new trim and color options.
Both the facelifted Jaguar XF and F-Pace are also set to get the company’s latest diesel powertrains, which apparently adhere to the upcoming 2021 emission regulations. However, there’s a question mark over the six-cylinder XF S and F-Pace S versions, as Jaguar has ditched the supercharged V6 from the XE lineup and stopped offering V6 petrol and diesel versions of both the XF and F-Pace.
Jaguar will most likely adopt the all-new 395hp 3.0-liter straight-six mild-hybrid petrol powertrain that’s going to debut in the Range Rover at the Geneva Motor Show, but we’ll have to wait a bit longer for an official confirmation.
Darley also confirmed that the F-Pace SVR will finally arrive in the market this April, after over a year since its official debut. Officially Jaguar has delayed its launch in order to perform just last-minute changes at the car’s setup but the same report says that the company was facing a parts supply issue, hence the delay.