The 2020MY Jaguar F-Type sportscar is available in both Coupe and Convertible formats in India
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) India has silently launched the 2020MY F-Type amid the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. Available in both Coupe and Convertible formats, ex-showroom prices of the British sportscar start from Rs 95.12 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs 2.42 crore.
Despite playing in a niche segment, Jaguar India has introduced the sportscar in a range of variant and engine combinations. For instance, the F-Type Coupe comes in four variants (standard, R-Dynamic, R and First Edition) alongside three powertrains: P300 RWD, P450 RWD and P575 AWD.
With the same set of powertrain choices, the Jaguar F-Type Convertible is available in two variants: R-Dynamic and R. All these variants differ significantly between each other in terms of cosmetics (bumpers, wheels, badges, etc.). Tick some boxes on the options catalogue and one can witness a substantial jump in pricing as well.
As its ‘facelift’ tag suggests, the 2020 Jaguar F-Type is an evolution of Ian Callum’s beautiful lines rather than a total revolution in the sphere of English sportscars. Some may not find the redesigned narrow headlamps as interesting as their former swept-back styling. In Jaguar’s words, the facelift is meant to give better ‘assertiveness’. The rear profile has also received a touch-up albeit subtle.
On the inside, primary highlights include a loaded 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system and 12.3-inch instrument console. The overall dashboard layout remains the same as before even though material quality has improved to standards seen in modern Jaguar products such as the I-Pace EV.
In international markets, the 2020MY Jaguar F-Type is primarily aimed at the 992 Porsche 911, Mercedes-AMG GT, Audi R8, BMW M8 and Chevrolet C8 Corvette. Furthermore, it is an affordable alternative to entry-level models from the likes of Aston Martin, McLaren, Ferrari and Lamborghini.
As mentioned before, there are three new powertrain choices (compliant to BS6 emission norms). JLR has discontinued the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 range in most markets including India. This leaves it with a 2.0-litre turbo i4 and 5.0-litre supercharged V8. The 2.0 P300 RWD motor makes 296bhp (300ps) @ 5,500rpm and 400Nm @ 1,500-4,500rpm.
The V8 mill generates 444bhp (450ps) @ 6,000rpm and 580Nm @ 2,500-5,000rpm in its P450 RWD format while the range-topping P575 AWD version (powering the F-Type R) churns out 567bhp (575ps) @ 6,500rpm and 700Nm @ 3,500-5,000rpm. Depending on the powertrain, top speeds are limited to 250-300km/h. 0-100km/h sprint times stand at 5.7s, 4.6s and 3.7s for the P300, P450 and P575 units, respectively.