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2021 Jaguar F-Pace Updated with New Look, New Tech, New Engines

Jaguar Canada today revealed a raft of updates for the 2021 F-Pace SUV, including a redone interior with a new infotainment interface, two mild hybrid engines, and refreshed styling inside and out.

The Jaguar F-Pace’s first significant update since its 2017 debut greets you with a revised grille and hood, slimmer LED headlights with standard high beam assist, new LED taillights, and a redesigned rear bumper.

The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace’s cabin is centered around a new Pivi Pro entertainment system. It makes its first impressions with an 11.4-inch curved glass touchscreen housed in magnesium alloy that is three times brighter and 48 per cent larger than the outgoing 10-inch Touch Pro display.

Jaguar says Pivi Pro boasts more straightforward menus that promise access to common features in “two taps or less” from the home screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration are standard with the entry-level Pivi infotainment configuration, which supports navigation functions from both device platforms.

Pivi Pro also includes software-over-the-air (SOTA) functionality, which allows the vehicle to download updates to its electronic systems without the need for a dealership visit.

The rest of the F-Pace’s dash has been updated to make the cabin feel wider. Aluminum and open-pore wood finishes add flourish, along with a gearshift topped with cricket-ball stitching. Jaguar says it used more soft-touch materials to enhance the cabin’s feel, and new lighting also works to boost the mood.

There’s news under the F-Pace’s hood, too, in the form of two mild-hybrid (MHEV) turbo- and supercharged six-cylinder engines. Both are built around 3.0L six-cylinder gas engines that promise 335 hp in S 340 trim and 395 hp in the R-Dynamic S 400 variant. Both versions are standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and AWD.

Jaguar says the new MHEV engines are the only ones on offer for 2021, but we suspect less-potent entry-grade versions will follow; last year, the F-Pace’s base engine was a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder making 247 or 296 hp, depending on trim.

Jaguar Canada says the 2021 F-Pace is due in dealerships early next year.