It’s time for a restyling of the Jaguar F-Type. The car’s forms evolve into a purer, more sculptural and determined form, taking up the latest stylistic features of the British sports brand. The proportions are instantly recognisable, but the new F-Type looks even more focused and assertive, and references the beautiful flowing forms from Jaguar’s rich sports car heritage. Super-slim pixel LED headlights with subtly updated ‘Calligraphy’ J signature daytime running lights and sweeping direction indicators blend perfectly into the “liquid metal” surfacing of the new clamshell bonnet. The new front bumpers and subtly enlarged grille deliver even more visual impact and presence.
Jaguar’s Signature J daytime running lights now feature a calligraphy graphic: slim along the horizontal element of the light guide, and then widening as it sweeps upwards – as if a stroke from an art brush. Running along the J is an exquisitely-detailed monogram pattern, inspired by Jaguar’s heritage logo. The light graphic accentuates the car’s visual width and hints at its performance potential. “F-Type has always had great proportions and stance, and our latest design is all about enhancing those key Jaguar values. Our aim was to make the car more contemporary, more purposeful, and even more dramatic”, said Adam Hatton, Exterior Design Director. The LED rear light clusters have been subtly updated too. Now slimmer, to match the headlights, they feature a bolder, ‘Chicane’ light graphic introduced by the all-electric I-PACE performance SUV. Beneath is a fine pinstripe detail and, like the headlights, an intricate pattern formed of the heritage monogram.
The new driver-focussed interior, like the exterior, has evolved into a purer expression of the car’s elegance and performance. The 1+1 cockpit now features a 12.3-inch reconfigurable digital instrument cluster, with graphics unique to F-Type. This offers a choice of display themes, including full map but, as befits a true sports car, the default mode is characterised by the large central rev-counter.