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2020 Jaguar F-Type facelift spotted testing

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

The Jaguar’s two-door coupe, F-Type has been in the market for quite some time and the brand has been planning to update the car. Now a spy photograph has emerged on the internet and a test mule of a heavily camouflaged Jaguar F-Type is seen being tested on the Nurburgring, in Germany, leading us to believe that the new facelift model is production-ready and will be launched soon.

The spied pictures show that the facelift model of the F-Type is likely to feature a new face with sleek headlight units and a slightly wider grille. On the side profile it is likely to retain the sculpted fenders and the rear of the car is also likely to get refreshed aprons and redesigned tail lights along with the quad exhaust pipes likely to be retained. The car in the spy images is a heavily camouflaged convertible version and not much is revealed but the same styling is likely to be on the Coupe as well. 

The current F-Type in India is sold with a 2.0-litre in-line 4-cylinder engine with 296 HP of power and 400 Nm of torque, a 3.0-litre V6 in two states of tune a 355 HP / 450 Nm and 375.4 HP / 460 Nm and a range-topping 5.0-litre V8 which also comes in two tunes a  543 HP / 680 Nm and a more powerful SVR that produces 567.2 HP of power and 700 Nm of torque. All the engines are supercharged and come paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

According to a media report, the new F-Type could make use of a BMW sourced 4.4-litre V8 to retire the Ford derived 5.0-litre V8. It is also being speculated that a brand will develop a hybrid powertrain eventually, but is likely to be employed on the next-generation car and not this facelift. 

The facelift F-Type is likely to be showcased next year but there is no official word about it yet. 

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