THE JAGUAR F-TYPE: A TRUE SPORTS CAR WITH UNRIVALLED DRIVER APPEAL
• SVO Premium Palette of 18 bespoke colours with a choice of gloss or satin finish now available
• World-class, super-fast Touch Pro infotainment system now with 10-inch touchscreen
• All engines now equipped with particulate filters to further reduce emissions
• 300PS Ingenium engine is the most powerful four-cylinder ever in a production Jaguar
• R-Dynamic model with 300PS, 340PS and 380PS engines gives customers more choice
• Full-LED headlights and new front bumpers give the F-TYPE a distinctive look
• Lightweight slimline seats offer improved ergonomics and comfort and deliver a weight saving of more than 8kg
• Enhanced suite of driver assistance systems including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Speed Limiter and Lane Keep Assist
Since launch in 2012, Jaguar's all-aluminium two-seater has firmly established itself as the most desirable sports car in its segment and has won more than 170 awards worldwide. The unrivalled balance of seductive design, stunning performance and outstanding dynamics has always made the F-TYPE unique, in a range that has evolved to include Coupé bodystyles, manual transmissions, intelligent all-wheel drive and now a powerful four-cylinder.
The F-TYPE range now offers even more driver-focused technology and a broader model range than ever, comprising 32 derivatives from the purist appeal of the rear-wheel drive, 300PS four-cylinder
F-TYPE to the 200mph, all-wheel drive F-TYPE SVR – Jaguar's all-weather supercar. All F-TYPE customers can now specify one of 18 exclusive premium paints from a bespoke palette created by the Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division.
The new 300PS 2.0-litre turbocharged Ingenium engine delivers Jaguar sports car DNA with enhanced agility and improved efficiency and affordability. This is a true F-TYPE, with its own unique character. This model retains the performance expected from the F-TYPE, and can accelerate from 0-60mph in only 5.4 seconds and achieve a top speed of 155mph. The engine's high maximum torque of 400Nm is generated from just 1,500rpm.
'Introducing our advanced four-cylinder engine to F-TYPE has created a vehicle with its own distinct character. Performance from an engine of this size is remarkable and is balanced with improved fuel efficiency and affordability, making the F-TYPE experience more accessible than ever before.'
Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar F-TYPE
Not only is the 300PS Ingenium engine the most powerful four-cylinder unit ever offered in a production Jaguar, it also generates the highest specific power output of any engine in the F-TYPE range: 150PS per litre. It also makes this the most efficient F-TYPE in the range.
All engines are now equipped with particulate filters to make them even cleaner. The highly efficient, close-coupled filters are neatly integrated into the aftertreatment system and trap ultrafine particles as the exhaust gas passes through them. Únder normal driving conditions, the trapped particles will be oxidised into CO2 and the filter regenerated whenever the driver lifts off the accelerator.
Every F-TYPE now features the Touch Pro infotainment system with a 10-inch touchscreen. Its super-fast responses, intuitive tablet-style operation, intelligent navigation functions such as Share ETA and online services such as real-time traffic and live weather reports make every journey more rewarding and put a world of information at the driver's fingertips.
The F-TYPE's award-wining design is stronger and more focused than ever, with clearer visual range differentiation thanks to model-specific front bumpers and tailpipe finishers. Full LED headlights boost visual appeal still further and help improve driver safety and comfort.
'Great sports car design is about proportion and purity. The most challenging element of the process for designers is to focus on and maintain an exciting silhouette that promises performance. For the latest F-TYPE, we looked at how we could fine-tune key details to deliver even more clarity of purpose in the overall design – for the driver, the passenger and onlookers.'
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar
The addition of lightweight slimline seats and new chrome and aluminium trim finishers heighten the driver-focused feel of the interior and perfectly complement the enhanced interior colour schemes including the Siena Tan leather option now available across the range.
The R-Dynamic model is latest to join the core range. This specification is available with the 300PS four-cylinder as well as the 340PS and 380PS versions of the supercharged V6, broadening customer choice, and is distinguished by 19-inch and 20-inch alloy wheel designs and by the front bumper's Gloss Black aperture bezels. The distinctive Gloss Black finish is also applied to the front splitter, bonnet vents, side sills and rear diffuser.
F-TYPE and F-TYPE R-Dynamic models also feature discreet engine-specific badging on the rear deck, with P300, P340 and P380 badges reflecting the power output in PS of the respective four-cylinder and V6 engines.
Every F-TYPE can be made even more exclusive by specifying from the 18 bespoke colours in the SVO Premium Palette. Each one is available with the choice of gloss or satin finishes, resulting in an exceptionally smooth finish and dramatic depth of colour. The palette comprises: Valloire White, Meribel White, Ligurian Black, Borealis Black, Mescalito Black, Bosphorus Grey, Scafell Grey, Windward Grey, Ethereal Silver, Verbier Silver, Desire Red, Spectral Racing Red, Madagascar Orange, British Racing Green, Balmoral Blue, Velocity Blue, Rio Gold and Flux Grey.
The latest F-TYPE range also offers a wide range of advanced driver assistance systems underpinned by the integration of a highly sophisticated forward-facing stereo camera. These systems help to improve safety and reduce driver workload, and include Autonomous Emergency Braking, Auto High Beam Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Speed Limiter and Driver Condition Monitor.
There's also a semi-automated park-assist function designed to make parallel parking in even the tightest of spaces quicker and easier. When passing a potential space, the car's ultrasonic parking sensors measure its length. If suitable, the system takes care of the steering: all the driver has to do is press a button, engage reverse and control the throttle and brakes. The system will also guide the vehicle out of the space when it's time to leave.The F-TYPE range consists of:
F-TYPE Coupé and Convertible:
300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder; Quickshift RWD
340PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD/ manual RWD
380PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD, manual RWD
F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupé and Convertible:
300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder; Quickshift RWD
340PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD/ manual RWD
380PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD, manual RWD
F-TYPE R Coupé and Convertible:
550PS 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift AWD
F-TYPE SVR Coupé and Convertible:
575PS 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift AWD
For the latest F-TYPE the front end look becomes clearer and more powerful, with LED headlights adding a technological edge. Inside, lightweight slimline seats deliver more style, more room and greater comfort. A harmonious selection of new interior finishes and materials give a more exotic feel
A key aim of the design process was to establish a stronger, purer statement for the F-TYPE's front-end form, while also providing clearer visual differentiation between the different models. The addition of full LED headlights and slimline seats make the car's aesthetics even more striking and significantly enhance the driving experience.
The F-TYPE's grille shape and graphic are unchanged, remaining – as ever – key elements in the sports car's design DNA. However, for the latest models, designers paid particular attention to the bumpers, introducing bolder surfaces and simpler forms with discreet signature features subtly enhancing the front end form, providing greater differentiation across the model range, from the
F-TYPE up to the F-TYPE SVR.
In place of its predecessor's double 'shark gill' apertures, the F-TYPE now features large, powerful single apertures with a lozenge mesh design. Building on this design theme, the F-TYPE
R-Dynamic models gain Gloss Black bezels.
Reflecting the step up in power and performance, the 550PS V8 R features larger, wider apertures with a distinctive horizontal blade to further accentuate the car's visual width. The 575PS V8 SVR's 200mph potential is clearly expressed through unique apertures designed to offer the maximum possible airflow and aerodynamic efficiency.
The full LED headlights help to signal the greater clarity in the F-TYPE's design language. Jaguar's distinctive J-Blade daytime running lights are retained, and these now double as the direction indicators, with the lamp's 'eyelid' indexing with the bonnet's cutline to further accentuate the lights' multi-layered graphics.
The improved aesthetics are more than matched by performance and functionality: light from the LEDs has a colour temperature of 5,500-6,000K, making it similar to natural daylight. Putting higher-quality light on the road improves visibility, helps to alleviate fatigue on long drives and makes it easier for drivers to spot hazards earlier.
The Adaptive Front Lighting system makes the LED headlights even more effective. Networking them to the vehicle's suite of sensors enables them to switch intelligently between four main driving modes: City, Country, Motorway and Bad Weather.
In normal conditions at up to 30mph (48km/h), City Mode provides a wide-angle low beam setting that helps the driver see pedestrians and side roads more easily in built-up areas. To aid progress in heavy rain, Bad Weather mode activates at speeds of up to 40mph (64km/h).
When the F-TYPE accelerates above 30mph (48km/h), Country Mode activates, providing a narrower, longer beam to improve distance visibility. At speeds beyond 56mph (90km/h), Motorway Mode sets its focus further down the road to enable the driver to see even further.
The LED rear light clusters have been subtly updated too. The characteristic light graphic of a horizontal line intersecting a roundel – a feature inherited from the iconic Jaguar E-type – is now accentuated by darker lenses to give the car an even more purposeful appearance.
At the rear the four-cylinder model features a unique single tailpipe finisher to distinguish it from the twin central exhausts and quad outboard exhausts of the V6 and V8 models. Lightweight 18-inch wheels also identify the latest addition to the line-up, and help to minimise unsprung mass, contributing to the enhanced ride and handling.Interior design: more comfort, more luxury, more purity
The F-TYPE's interior, like the exterior, has evolved into a purer, more concentrated expression of the car's original elegance and sportiness. Jaguar's interior designers focused on refining a handful of key elements to create a greater sense of harmony in the finishes, enhance the sense of balance between luxury and performance and to introduce material options that give the car an even more exotic feel.
One of the most significant upgrades are the lightweight slimline seats which combine an ergonomically-optimised form with outstanding comfort. The seat's flowing contours and sculpted surfaces also contribute to the F-TYPE interior's heightened sense of anticipation and poise.
The seat frames are pressure diecast magnesium alloy – a material with the high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent formability required for the ergonomic form of Jaguar's innovative seat design. The weight saving compared to their predecessors is more than 8kg.
The more supportive backrest bolsters and the seat's upper curvature provide the driver with exceptional lateral support, heightening the sense of connection between the driver and the car for an even more rewarding driving experience. The design also allows the seatback to move rearwards by up to 50mm more than before, which in turn enables a lower seating position and increased legroom.
As well as optional heating, comfort can be further enhanced by a system of cooling elements and fans that deliver conditioned air evenly to the seat surfaces.
The slimline seats come in two forms: Sport and Performance. The F-TYPE and F-TYPE R-Dynamic model lines come as standard with the pure lines of the Sport version. The Performance version, which has more detailing and more pronounced wings at shoulder height, is standard equipment on the R and SVR – each with unique branding in the headrests.
Previously exclusive to the F-TYPE SVR, the Siena Tan leather interior is now offered throughout the range. Paired with the Performance seats, Siena Tan creates a more sportive environment which reflects the sports car's dynamic personality and perfectly offsets exterior paint colours such as Carpathian Grey.
Jaguar's design team has carefully refined the interior to produce a more concentrated expression of the F-TYPE's original style. All models now feature a Satin Chrome finish on the engine-start button and gearshift paddles. A Noble Chrome finish is applied – as a jewel-like accent – to the door switch packs, air vent bezels and steering wheel, bringing stronger visual harmony to the interior design.
The centre console gains three new finishers to further differentiate the models in the range: the
F-TYPE now sports a simple, knurled aluminium finish, in R-Dynamic models the Delta aluminium finisher adds a sportive feel, while R models are differentiated by a Linear Vee aluminium finish with the iconic 'R' etched prominently into the surface. A carbon fibre console finisher is now available as an option across the range. INCONTROL INFOTAINMENT AND CONNECTIVITY
The state-of-the-art Touch Pro system brings unprecedented levels of in-car technology, from navigation that can tell your friends when you'll arrive at your destination to a Spotify app that can recommend playlists
Touch Pro is the most advanced infotainment system ever offered by Jaguar and is standard equipment across the entire F-TYPE range. Designed and developed around state-of-the-art technologies including a powerful quad-core processor, high-speed 60GB Solid-State Drive (SSD) and an ultra-fast Ethernet network, Touch Pro delivers world-class performance and functionality and an outstanding user experience.
The system's 10-inch capacitive touchscreen features superb quality graphics and the homescreen can be customised and widgets added to provide shortcuts to specific features and functions. It's even possible to add additional customised home screens if desired.
Data stored on the high-speed SSD can be accessed far more quickly than with conventional hard drive technology, making the graphics incredibly responsive. Zooming in and out of maps couldn't be simpler thanks to 'pinch' and 'pan' gestures – just like on a smartphone or tablet.
A 4G data connection enables access to a suite of smart, location-based features. For example, enter a destination and Fuel Finder will check if there's enough fuel in the tank to get you there. If not, this will be flagged and filling stations on the route that are within range are displayed on the map: tapping on one of them is all it takes to add it as a waypoint. Fuel prices can also be shown.
Commute Mode learns your daily drive so it can offer alternative routes to avoid congestion using historical and real-time traffic information. But if you do get caught in a jam, Share ETA can send your destination, current location and estimated time of arrival (ETA) to selected contacts via email or text message. If your ETA slips, the system can automatically follow-up with an update.
Touch Pro's smart navigation features can help you even as your journey is coming to an end: Arrival Mode adds a 360° interactive view of your destination alongside the map display when you're some 200 metres distant – it can even show you where the nearest available parking spaces are and then direct you to them.
A companion app for iOS and Android smartphones enables true door-to-door route planning and guidance and can even help you to complete the final stage of your journey on foot. The app also enables synching of routes and destinations between devices and the new F-TYPE's Touch Pro system so that routes can be set in advance and uploaded automatically once in the car.Excellence as standard: Meridian Audio
InControl Touch Pro provides outstanding audio performance too, and offers a choice of two systems developed specifically for the new F-TYPE with experts from world-renowned British firm Meridian. The standard-fit system has 10 speakers, while the optional Surround Sound system features 12 speakers and delivers exceptionally clear, crisp sound optimised for both driver and passenger.
The experience is enriched with Gracenote album art stored on the SSD drive – a massive 10GB is dedicated to user media storage. Touch Pro also has smart functions such as 'Play more like this' which automatically compiles playlists, or Music Queue, which makes it easy to search for and add songs, albums or artists to a music queue while the current track is still playing.
Jaguar Land Rover is on a mission to transform the way customers listen to music in cars, which is why a unique app was developed in collaboration with Spotify for streaming music. Accessed using InControl Apps, the app mirrors the Spotify interface that users will recognise from their smartphones – intuitive swipe and touch gestures are used to navigate content, helping to minimise distraction.
Tapping into Spotify's 'deep learning' which recognises listening habits, users can access 'Just for You' playlists containing recommended tracks, saving time when scrolling through music on the move. Drivers in low-signal areas don't need to worry, as Spotify's 'Offline Mode' will display downloaded content even if there's a poor internet connection.Source - Jaguar