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2021 Jaguar Model Year Changes



2021 Jaguar E-Pace2021 Jaguar E-Pace courtesy Jaguar North American Newsroom

A new grille and dramatic two-level headlights are part of the E-Pace's revamp for 2021. Daytime running signature lights are now standard on all models. Fog lights are no longer standard. The leaping jaguar symbol is now part of the side vents.

The E-Pace sees a re-juggling of trims: Base, S, SE, HSE, and R-Dynamic become Base, SE, 300 Sport. The first two use the 246-horsepower 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder and a nine-speed automatic; all-wheel drive is standard. The 300 Sport uses the 296-horsepower version of the 2.0-liter.

Heated front seats, 3D Surround Camera and hands-free keyless entry are now standard. Park Assist, the automated parking feature, is no longer offered.

The E-Pace gets a new, 11.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system and satellite radio is now standard. Wireless phone charging is new and standard. The system can now be updated over the air.


2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR courtesy Jaguar North American Newsroom

The F-Pace gets a revamp, including new bumpers, hood, fascias, headlights and taillights. Each model gets distinctive differences, like the shape and details of the twin lower air intakes. Nineteen-inch wheels are now standard, replacing eighteens. Overall length increases up to an inch.

The F-Pace S has a much lower price, down from $63095 to $54890, but the 380 3.0 supercharged V6 is no longer standard, or even offered. A 246-horsepower 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder is standard and a new turbo hybrid inline 6-cylinder with 340 horsepower is optional.

Moving to the R-Dynamic gets you the 395-horsepower version of the 3.0 hybrid. An SVR is still available and gains 14 pound-feet of torque (550 horsepower and 516 pound-feet).

The 296-horsepower (30t) version of the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder is discontinued.

All the myriad of different trim levels are mostly gone: Premium, Prestige, R-Sport, Portfolio. Now there is F-Type, F-Type S, F-Type R-Dynamic S, and F-Type SVR. Seven trims become 4.

Clear Exit Monitor, a system that checks for approaching cars or bikes when parked, is new and standard.

Blind Spot Assist, Rear Traffic Monitor (Cross-Traffic Alert), 3D Surround Camera, heated front seats, a rear center armrest, hands-free keyless entry, LED headlights, automatic high beams, and automatic dimming driver's side mirror are now standard on all models. Larger 14-inch front brake rotors are now standard (previously 12.8-inches). R-Dynamic S gets 15-inch front rotors. SVR maintains its huge 15.6-inch front and rear ventilated rotors with new, improved cooling and higher performance brake pads.

Massaging front seats, a new option, are offered on R-Dynamic S, only.

Active Noise Cancellation is also new and its standard.

A standard 11.4-inch touchscreeen infotainment system replaces the previous 10-inch unit; the new unit is too large to be contained in the dashboard, so it hovers over it, between the climate controls and the center climate outlets, oriented horizontally. A wireless phone charger is new and standard; it's coupled with a phone signal booster which uses the F-Pace's outside antenna to enhance cell reception. Satellite radio (SiriusXM) is now standard. The new system supports over-the-air updates.

A power liftgate is no longer standard. Adaptive headlights are no longer offered.


2021 Jaguar F-Type Convertible at 2019 LA Auto Show

The F-Type gets a redesign for 2021. The most notable change is the narrow, low-profile headlights, which are still LED. It will be interesting to see if the new headlights meet IIHS targets to get a Good rating. The grille is cleaner, with the center bar removed. The flanking air intakes are now raked and more aggressive. The hood gets a completely new shape, especially since the new headlights don't intrude into it's area nearly as much; two reverse scoops are stylish and understated. New, slim taillights are also all LED. New wheels finish the exterior updates. Weight is down 10 - 20 pounds, except on the R, where, with the new engine, weight is up, but less than the 2020 SVR. Overall length is down half an inch.

On the inside, the traditional round speedometer and tach are replaced by a 12.3-inch virtual display. The center infotainment display is also upgraded and receives standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Updates to the system can be pushed over the air, eliminating trips to the dealership.

The engine lineup is simplified and improved. The standard P300 engine remains the same, a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder making 296 horsepower and rear wheel drive. The P380 also returns with 380 horsepower from its supercharged V6, but now only all-wheel drive is available (Rear-wheel drive models may arrive later; EPA test results include them). Finally, the Type R returns with its supercharged V8; horsepower is up to 575 now (the same as last year's SVR), and all-wheel drive is standard. The P340 supercharged V6 and the previous R engine are gone. Manual transmissions, banished in model year 2020, do not return. The transmission is recalibrated for faster shifts.

Outside of the U.S., other powertrains are offered, including a detuned V8 with rear-wheel drive, but not here.

Front parking sonar (rear was already standard), automatic dimming side mirrors and a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel are now standard.


2021 Jaguar I-Pace

The faster infotainment hardware is added to the I-Pace, along with its ability to update over the air. Charging is made quicker.


As sport utilities completely eclipse sedans, the small XE Jag is discontinued.


2021 Jaguar XF

2021 Jaguar XF courtesy Jaguar North American Newsroom

The revamp of the XF does not include the Sportbrake wagon version, which is discontinued. Other things discontinued: the 3.0 supercharged V6, leaving the two four-cylinder turbocharged engines rated at 246 and 296 horsepower.

On the inside, the XF also gets the new 11.4-inch infotainment with faster processors and over the air updates. A wireless phone charger is new and standard.

Simplification results in only three trims: S, SE and R-Dynamic SE. Further simplification narrows your powertrain choices: the 246-horsepower P250 engine is only offered on the S and SE and only with rear-wheel drive and the P300, only offered on R-Dynamic SE, only comes with all-wheel drive. Both engines are driven through the same 8-speed ZF automatic as last year.

Emergency Braking (automatic braking), Blind Spot Assist, Rear Traffic Monitor, 3D Surround Camera, LED headlights, satellite radio, power trunk lid, heated front seats, leather seating, 12-way power front seats, and front seat power lumbar supports are now standard. Clear Exit Monitor is new and standard. Massaging front seats are a new option; they are offered on SE and R-Dynamic.

Memory seats and mirrors are no longer standard.


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