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AUTO NEWS – New Jaguar F-Tempo facelift arrives with plug-in hybrid variant

New Jaguar F-Tempo facelift arrives with plug-in hybrid variant


Jaguar’s biggest-selling mannequin, the F-Tempo, has been given an intensive overhaul. The British automotive maker has tweaked its exterior styling, fully redesigned the cabin and launched new mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

Visible updates to the brand new Jaguar F-Tempo are delicate, however up entrance revised LED lights have been added, and so they now function the dual J-shaped lighting signature first seen on the I-Tempo, together with an enlarged grille. On the again new LED tail-lamps have additionally been put in.

Most of Jaguar’s design funds has been spent inside; because the agency’s design director, Julian Thompson, places it, “Interiors are the brand new battleground.” The F-Tempo’s cabin is sort of unrecognisable from the unique mannequin’s; a centrally-mounted 11.4-inch curved-glass HD touchscreen sits on the centre of the sprint and options Jag’s newest Pivi Professional infotainment system, in addition to each Apple CarPlay and Android Auto performance.

Jaguar says that 90 per cent of all instructions will be completed inside two faucets from the house menu. Elsewhere, the highest of the dashboard is cut up into two sections – an higher space that may be completed in wooden or aluminum, with a contrasting decrease part completed in leather-based.

The present F-Tempo’s rotary drive selector that rises out of the centre console has been ditched in favour of a stubby ‘palm-shifter’ that options cricket ball-like stitching. New door playing cards have bigger storage holders for bottles, whereas the electrical window switches have been moved from the highest of the door down in the direction of the seize handles to make them simpler to succeed in.

The engine line-up is all new, too, comprising three diesels, two petrols and a plug-in hybrid powertrain. All automobiles are four-wheel drive as customary and have an eight-speed computerized gearbox.

The diesel engines are all 48V mild-hybrid models, and kick off with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder in two states of tune: 161bhp and 202bhp. A 296bhp 3.0-litre six-cylinder is probably the most highly effective diesel from launch; Jaguar claims this mannequin will cowl 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds and return as much as 38.1mpg.

Petrol choices embody a 247bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo and a brand new 396bhp mild-hybrid 3.0-litre six-cylinder unit with an electrical supercharger. Jag claims it’ll hit 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds. 

Topping the line-up from launch is a brand new P400e plug-in hybrid mannequin, which makes use of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol, a 17.1kWh battery and an electrical motor. The mixed system develops 400bhp and 640Nm of torque, and it’s the quickest mannequin within the line-up; Jag says it’ll cowl 0-62mph in 5 seconds. It’s probably the most environment friendly mannequin within the vary, too, returning a claimed 130.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 49g/km, whereas a full cost will ship as much as 33 miles of electrical vary.

The up to date F-Tempo vary is on sale now; costs run from £40,860 to £64,990.

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AUTO NEWS – New Jaguar F-Tempo facelift arrives with plug-in hybrid variant
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