The sensational F-Type sports car from Jaguar is getting a number of updates for the 2019 model year and the minor model year updates has been released, which are likely to include a larger infotainment screen along with some special paint options, and there is also an inclusion of torque vectoring. Available to order now at dealers in the European market, the biggest change by Jaguar is the removal of the 400 Sport model from the global market, which as promised by Jaguar, was only made available for a limited period. As the Jaguar F-Type sold in India is a CBU import, the 2019 updates will be applicable for the Indian market as well.
The MY2019 Jaguar F-Type has gone through mechanical as well as interior modifications. The F-type is now available only with the 340bhp and 380bhp versions of the V6 and the entry-level P300 is being offered with the 2.0-litre turbo-charged petrol engine.
Jaguar has altered the naming structure for non-V8 models for the rest of the range in order to make the car names reflect the metric horsepower (PS) power output by the car. The basic entry-level four-cylinder cars have been given the P300 name and the V6 models have been provided P340 and P380 badges in line with the other Jaguar Land Rover products.
All these models are also still available in standard or R-Dynamic trim, with the latter integrating a subtle visual changes along with larger wheels. Both V8 models are likely to keep their top-spec R and SVR designations. The P380 V6 now features limited slip differential and adaptive dampers and on the other hand, the entire F-Type line-up sports brake-based torque vectoring.
The 2018 F-type by Jaguar already had heavy features on the outside and now LED headlights, lane departure warning along with an automated emergency braking and a backup camera have been added. Therefore, there are not many changes for 2019. Eighteen exterior colors has been introduced to join a new SVO Premium Palette, which means that it is no longer possible for the customers to order a bright orange F-type car without dropping at least $4900. The matte finishes are now offered in all those 18 shades for $8500. There is an availability of a 20-inch wheel design as part of a carbon-ceramic brake package, which is going to cost up to a hefty $14,740 extra, depending on what model you use.
For the interiors, there is a debut by the the 10-inch Jaguar InControl Touch pro system which is standard across the range. Smartphone integration, which includes Android Auto and Apple Car Play, is yet to make to the features list, but the problem is also going to be rectified in a span of few months. The AC vents feature a new trim and the internal rear-view mirror is has become frameless.
The prices for the car in the Jaguar's UK home market will be starting from £50,810 (about US$71,500) for a 2.0-liter F-Type Coupe and will go up to £118,235 (about US$166,300) for a range-topping SVR cabriolet. The convertible versions are also going to command a premium over the coupe versions of the 2.0-liter entry model car with an increase around £5,500 (about US$7700).
The car is available to order now in the European market and the first deliveries of the updated F-type are expected by May 2018.