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Updated Jaguar F-Pace plugs in

Mid-life makeover for Jaguar's larger SUV, including plug-in technology for the first time.

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Jaguar has given the F-Pace a fresh makeover, with a new plug-in hybrid powertrain the major talking point.

The stylish SUV has only seen a few minor revisions to its exterior design, but boasts improved on-board technology.

Under the bonnet, the flagship engine is the plug-in unit, making 404hp and 640Nm of torque. It combines a 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor, which is powered by a 17.1kWh battery that gives up to 33 miles of electric-only range.

Fuel economy for this powertrain is measured at 130mpg, CO2 emissions are 49g/km and the 0-60mph time is five seconds flat.

All three diesel engines and the 3.0-litre petrol also get electrification in the form of a mild-hybrid system, which uses a small electric motor to support the engine and improve economy. A 250hp petrol is the only option with no electric motor.

Although exterior changes are subtle, there have been many updates, including a revised bonnet with a bigger ‘power bulge’, slimmer LED headlights and rear lights, and a new bumper.

The interior has seen a more extensive update, with the focus being the new 11-inch curved-glass infotainment screen that uses Jaguar Land Rover’s new Pivi Pro system, which has a cleaner design and faster response than before.

Other changes include a new drive selector, new door casings, seats with wider cushions, and wellness technologies, such as a cabin air ionisation system that improves air quality.

Order books are open now with prices starting at £40,860 for the D165 model, which uses the 163hp diesel engine, or £56,060 for the plug-in hybrid.

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Darren Cassey
Darren Cassey
Articles by Darren Cassey are provided for The Car Expert by PA Media (formerly the Press Association). They include test drives of the latest new cars and features on various aspects of automotive life.