New technology, naming structure in minor update
The 2019 Jaguar F-Type has been revealed, bringing new technology in the cabin and under the skin.
Step one in the 2019 refresh is a new naming structure, in keeping with the wider Jaguar Land Rover stable. The entry-level four-cylinder car will be badged F-Type P300, while the two V6 options will be dubbed P340 and P380.
At the top of the range, the V8 F-Type R and F-Type SVR keep their existing nameplates.
Under the skin, the entire lineup has gained brake-based torque vectoring technology, while the more expensive P380 V6 is now fitted with a limited-slip differential and adaptive dampers. Lane-keeping assist is also part of the standard equipment list.
Inside, the latest InControl Touch Pro 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system is standard in place of the old 8.0-inch unit, but it won't offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at launch. Jaguar Pro Services, minus the WiFi hotspot, has been added to the mix as well.
Jaguar says smartphone mirroring will join proceedings later in the year. Interior changes are otherwise limited to a frameless rear-view mirror (hide your excitement) and redesigned air vents.
Tweaks are similarly mild outside, where there are new wheel options. SVR buyers can now delete the rear spoiler should they desire, but the big updates to the F-Type lineup came with the addition of a four-cylinder variant last year.
The MY19 F-Type will be touching down locally around June this year.