The covers were whipped off the Jaguar F-Type facelift on the second press day of the 2017 Detroit motor show.
Jaguar has decided to keep the F-Type’s visual revisions to a minimum, with the big changes being new adaptive full-LED headlights, a cleaner look for the tweaked bumpers, and revisions to the tail-light graphics.
On the inside, Jaguar has endowed the F-Type with upgraded fabrics and finishes, and new lightweight seats with a die-cast magnesium alloy frame, more supportive bolsters and more rearward travel.
There’s also the company’s latest Touch Pro infotainment system with an 8.0-inch capacitive touchscreen, 60GB worth of SSD storage, and 4G internet connectivity. The standard audio setup is a 10-speaker Meridian system, while the upgrade option includes 12 speakers and surround sound.
Jaguar has also developed a ReRun app that can incorporate car vehicle data, including speed, throttle position, gear selection, braking force and g-force, into videos shot with GoPro’s range of action cameras.
The company has also added two models to the F-Type lineup: the 400 Sport, and the R-Dynamic.
The 400 Sport will only be available for one model year, and features a retuned version of the company’s 3.0-litre supercharged V6. In the 400 Sport, the mill develops 294kW of power or 400PS at 6500rpm, and 460Nm of torque between 3500 and 5500rpm.
In addition to a more powerful engine, the limited edition model also features the Configurable Dynamics system, dark grey 20-inch alloy wheels, Super Performance brakes, plenty of 400 Sport badging both inside and out, and yellow contrast stitching throughout the interior.
The R-Dynamic model is addition to the permanent range, and the trim line can be specified with either the 250kW and 280kW versions of Jaguar’s 3.0-litre supercharged V6.
It includes gloss black finishing for the air intakes, front splitter, bonnet vents, rear diffuser, and side sills, and rides on either 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels.
At the lower end of the revised F-Type range are the F-Type and F-Type R-Dynamic coupe and convertible models. Both of these trim levels are available with a 250kW/450Nm 3.0-litre supercharged V6, rear-wheel drive, and either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic.
Also available on the regular F-Type and the R-Dynamic is the 280kW/460Nm version of the V6. This can be combined with an eight-speed automatic in rear- or all-wheel drive, or a six-speed manual with rear-wheel drive.
Next up is the aforementioned limited edition 400 Sport coupe and convertible, which is paired exclusively to an eight-speed auto, and either rear- or all-wheel drive.
With a 405kW/680Nm 5.0-litre supercharged V8, the F-Type R coupe and convertible is available solely with an eight-speed auto paired with an all-wheel drive system. And a similar situation exists for the range topping 423kW/700Nm V8 SVR coupe and convertible.
The updated F-Type range goes on sale globally during the first quarter of 2017. We’re still waiting to hear back from Jaguar Australia about when the revised series of coupes and convertibles will begin arriving in Australian showrooms and driveways.