2021 Jaguar F Pace Facelift Road Test Review – Graceful and Spacious!

The Jaguar F-Pace has its own special place among the luxury SUVs. It is larger than X3 and GLC but not quite large like the X5 or GLE. If Jaguar launches an electric vehicle, it would be completely different from that which is available now. As for now. Let us go through the new changes in 2021 Jaguar F Pace facelift in its transitory period. What the advantages of the new features for this vehicle. Jaguar has addressed a few big problems that were there in the previous model. What are the important changes that happened in this new facelift version of the luxury SUV?

Jaguar F Pace

2021 Jaguar F Pace facelift Exterior

When you look closer at the F-Pace’s exterior design, it looks very new and fresh outside. There are large, brushed chrome studded grille; slim headlamps and bugged new bonnet to keep the svelte look intact. The new design of the 19-inch wheels and slimmer tail lamps also give an effective new look. The India-spec F-Pace is with sharper bumper details which is only available in the R-Dynamic design package and makes a good combination with coupe-esque shape of the Jaguar.

2021 Jaguar F-Pace Facelift: Interior, Touchscreen and Features

Even though there are no exterior changes, there are many interior changes to such an extent that it is completely unrecognizable from its previous version. The dull and featureless interior has been changed to a contemporary and luxurious space. The Mars Red colour scheme and the tan color scheme, both are attractive and pleasant. The layout is same as that of cars at this price range with high cowl and themed elements horizontally placed. The strakes over the air vents and ribbed aluminium panels are good to look at and feel. The soft-touch leather covers each and every surface. The footwell plastics are also soft-touch which are wonderful and are not a common finding in many cars which cost the same as this.

At the centerpiece of the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace cabin is the new curved Pivi Pro touchscreen. It has a high-resolved display, intuitive layout and crisper transitions. There is a separate power source which helps you to connect your phone immediately after you enter the cabin. This works co-ordinating with the crisp Android Auto integration. It is not so functional and you will surely miss the presence of a wireless Android Auto/Apple Carplay. These problems may be solved with the help of SOTA capabilities.

The new gloss black climate controls and the aluminium-cased centre console are better features that were not there in the previous version. It gives an artistic look to the cabin and it is intuitive to use, especially the leather-stubbed shifter is better than the rotary dial of the previous version. But it would have been better if the plastic in the rotary climate knobs were a little less. Also, the capacitive switches could have been more palpable.

Instead of the odd window switch, there are the new door cards which have given more storage space. There is a space on the sill to rest your arms where you have the contrasting stitching which looks neat. The Jaguar F-Pace Facelift has a wider space that was provided in the X3 for the rear seat passengers. There is enough room for your feet. The reclining seats give good angle of recline and good support. You will really like the large panoramic sunroof with the light

You will also like the four-zone climate control and the deep Meridian audio system. Rear sunshades and ventilated front seats are the missing aspects for a vehicle such as Jaguar with its premium pricing. Safety features are good with front side and curtain airbags and a 360-degree camera system. For whatever reason may be, the useful lane-departure warning system from the earlier version has been dropped which is another missing feature.

2021 Jaguar F-Pace: Driving Experience

There are no mechanical changes in the Jaguar F-Pace from earlier version. It continues to have good driver involvement and gives a feeling of comfort when driving the vehicle. You have to sit in a very high position when you drive but the bonnet allows you to have a very good view from the front. This steering is of a new style which is the best, with cold stainless steel paddles which are very useful on some occasions.

2021 Jaguar F-Pace

The variable-ratio tuning quickens the steering when you increase the speed or dial in lock. This gives the F-Pace a sense of agility in most driving situations which is a very rare feature in an SUV weighing more than 1,800 kg in spite of the aluminium construction. You can experience some body-roll because of the generous 200mm ground clearance. These are progressive movements and well contained. The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace can surely offer a confident driving experience to you if you would like to use for daily travelling to office or go up hills for a picnic.

The AWD system will send torque to the front axle on bends and on accelerations. Brake-based torque-vectoring system brakes the inner wheel and hence sends more power to the outer one. The mechanics of Jaguar F-Pace are similar to Range Rover Velar. It tackles the monsoon Mumbai roads well and the steel springs keep away bumps and undulations and the SUV gives you a comfortable ride in most situations.

The Jaguar F-Pace has a new diesel engine, the P250 petrol is unchanged. This is a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol which gives 250PS and 365 Nm. The torque is low and there will never be a situation when it would be a problem. A realistic speaker-enhanced growl will help you. The 8-speed ZF torque converter should have been more alert but switching to S gearbox mode would control this to some extent. But with the F-Pace’s high price, we would like a powerful engine option. The 300PS version or the new mild-hybrid 3.0-litre would increase the excitement but this 2.0 L does not help.

2021 Jaguar F-Pace Facelift: Verdict

The Jaguar F-Pace offers a unique and worthy riding experience and hence it should be sold better than it actually does. Both the driving and the lounging experience at the back is very enjoyable and comfortable. The motor should have been a little bit more functional. With a better outlay and better-executed interior, the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace Facelift is really worth its price.

Real-World Mileage:

Fuel efficiency (city): 9.25 kmpl
Fuel efficiency(Highway): 12.5 kmpl
Fuel efficiency(overall): 10.06 kmpl

Key Specifications

Fuel Type Diesel / Petrol
Dimensions [L x W x H] 4731 x 2175 x 1651
Engine displacement: 1999cc / 1997cc
Transmission Automatic
Maximum Power (ps) 204 / 250
Chassis type Monocoque
Seating capacity 5

Price
69.9 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom)

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