Jaguar has announced a slew of updates to three of its models for the 2018 model year. The F-Pace, XF and the XE will be equipped with a new 2.0-litre petrol engine from the Ingenium series, and a range of options for diesel markets. The 247 horsepower four-cylinder petrol engine will be the base powertrain for all three models. Additionally, the XE saloon in its sportiest S trim will see its 3.0-litre V6 engine producing 380 horsepower. The supercharged mill, which is the same block that powers the Jaguar F-Type, sees a bump of 40 horses, which will be good to help the XE S from 0-60mph (0-96kph) in just 4.9 seconds. The XE S will also get revised front and rear valances as part of the cosmetic upgrades.
All three models will also get a limited edition Portfolio trim, which will have all the standard features of the previous top-spec Prestige trim, while adding a number of new features as standard, including 20-way adjustable front seats in the F-Pace Portfolio and XF Portfolio that are available with powered height headrest adjustment and manual side wing supports. Among the driver assist technology are Forward Traffic Detection, which is part of the optional surround camera system, and will come handy when forward visibility is restricted. Using a forward-facing camera in the grille and corner radars, the system detects objects crossing the vehicle’s path and provides a visual warning on the central screen. The other new feature is Forward Vehicle Guidance, which helps drivers manoeuvre the vehicle at low speeds. This system gives a visual representation of the vehicle overlaid with wheel projections that shows the alignment of the steering.
The 2018 model year vehicles are expected to reach showroom by the middle of this year.