Other than some powertrain updates and new tech, the Jaguar F-TYPE has remained mostly unchanged since its 2014 debut. This will all change when the 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE rolls in with a redesign that’ll keep it fresh and help it mix in better with the rest of the Jaguar lineup.
Upfront is where most of the differences are in the 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE. The new-look will include horizontal super-slim LED headlights with signature J daytime running lights, a redesigned hood, a larger grille, and revamped front bumper designs. The larger grille will feature a new hexagon mesh pattern and a standard Noble Chrome surround, but it’ll add a gloss-black surround with the optional Black Exterior Pack.
Around back, the F-TYPE will gain slimmer taillights with a new chicane light graphic borrowed from the I-PACE SUV and a sine pinstripe below. Rounding out the new taillights are smoother housings that give the backside a sleeker look. Polishing off the backside updates is powertrain-specific tailpipes.
Inside, the bulk of the cabin remains the same, but there are some tech updates to bring it up to date with the competition. These updated begin with a new 12.3-inch reconfigurable high-definition gauge cluster, the new Jaguar InControl TouchPro infotainment system with a 10-inch touchscreen, and standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Under its hood, the 2021 F-TYPE will have three engine options, and they will all pair to a revised eight-speed automatic transmission. The base engine will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that’ll crank out 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Powering R-Dynamic models will be a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that’ll pump out 380 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque. The F-TYPE R will gain a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that’ll ship 575 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels for a 3.5-second 0-to-60-mph sprint.
The current Jaguar F-TYPE has not been through IIHS or NHTSA safety testing, nor did the automaker announce any specifics on the 2021 model’s safety features. The current F-TYPE has no standard advanced safety features, but it has optional forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warning. Given sports cars are not known for their standard safety equipment, these features will likely remain options on the 2021 F-TYPE.