18MY updates for Jaguar F-Pace, XE and XF

The powerplant will be the entry-level motor for each of the 2018 models and marks the first time a four-cylinder engine is available on the F-Pace and the latest generation XF.

Following the announcement of the MY2018 Jaguar F-PACE and XE earlier today, Jaguar has also planned similar refreshments for the XF large luxury sedan.

Coming into the range are new 147kW/320Nm (XE and XF 20t) and 184kW/365Nm 2.0 litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines (XE, XF and F-PACE 25t). XF buyers will also be able to order the auto with the new 240hp four-cylinder diesel. Mated to an all-wheel-drive system and an eight-speed automatic gearbox, Jaguar claims fuel economy of 48.7mpg with Carbon dioxide emissions of 153g/km.

This engine officially returns 59.2mpg and emits 126g/km of CO2, making it the cleanest and most efficient engine in the F-Pace range; company-car drivers will be liable for a 25% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) rate if they choose this option.

Jaguar has also updated its range to offer a new Shell app that enables drivers to pay for fuel at Shell service stations using the car's touchscreen and pay using PayPal or Apple Pay, with Android Pay to be added later in 2017.

The beastly 247bhp version of the new 2.0-litre engine gets the same efficiency numbers while delivering a quicker 0-62mph time of 6.6 seconds.

Those wanting an XE in diesel format will have the option of a 237bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit with all-wheel-drive. It sees 0-62mph dealt with in just 6.8 seconds.

The adjustable front seats in F-PACE and XF have been boosted with the availability of winged headrests. The F-PACE's existing 178bhp diesel has also been adjusted so that you can now order it with an automatic gearbox and rear-wheel drive combined.

Both the XE and XF gain all three units, while the F-Pace (pictured above) gets the diesel and more potent petrol.

New interior trim options plus additional equipment such as enhanced front seat and Jaguar's Dual View screen also make the cut, alongside more paint colour options. With the new engine, 0-62mph takes 7.1 seconds.

Power has also increased for the Jaguar XE S supercharged 3.0-litre V6 engine to now produce 280kW, up from 250kW. These are able to cover 0-100km/h in 7.5 seconds and 6.6 seconds, respectively.

The 237bhp diesel powerplant is available as a rear-wheel-drive vehicle or an all-wheel-drive auto, returning a claimed 53.3mpg and 51.4mpg, with Carbon dioxide emissions of 139g/km and 144g/km respectively.

The additions aren't exclusively under the bonnet, the XE and XF models now available with a gesture boot lid function by waving a foot under the bumper, Configurable Dynamics and Adaptive Dynamics.

Like the new XE, the XF is being offered with a Gesture Boot Lid for the first time, with hands-free opening of the 540-litre boot.

  • Carolyn Briggs