2019 Jaguar 2.0L F-Type Video Review

Jaguar 2.0L F-Type weekend away

2018 Jaguar F-TYPE 4 cylinderJaguar’s F-Type received a very subtle nip and tuck for the 2019 model year.

The curvaceous aluminium body still turns heads, and you can delete the spoiler if you fancy. It’s not like you’re going to be able to go fast enough for it to be really useful.

There are new wheels too, and some trim changes inside.

A 10” ProTouch screen is standard, and includes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, at last. Hoorah!

External:

The subtle changes include tricky new nomenclatures. Our 2.0L car is now known as a P300. 300 being the number of horses under the bonnet. 300bhp or 221kw, or thereabouts.

Interior:

A new frameless mirror, and new vent designs and almost indiscernible from the 2018 car. In I’m not even going to mention it.

Driving Experience

After our last look at Jag’s 2.0L F-Type, we were emailed with questions about the small boot, and so-so performance, which were coupled with a clear case of envy.

To answer these, and other questions, we set the coupe a few simple tests.

First, exactly what can the boot hold? To that end we shoved in a couple of carefully curated care packages in the form of soft totes times 2. To add more mayhem, my misinformed mate metered much merriment by sticking a hard-cased carry-on in for good measure. That’s 3 bags ladies and gents, in a boot termed as tiny.

Not to be outdone, I tipped out the totes, and brought in a box. The boot battled the box but for a moment, before swallowing it whole.

Of course this was only made possible by jettisoning the space-saver spare. Fear not, there is a puncture kit to repair tired tyres. You’re better off calling a little man from the village to come with another wheel though. Repair kits are notoriously ineffective at repairing tyres. They had one job!

Buoyed by better braking, we headed out, bound for our bucolic B and B. Cornering uses torque vectoring by braking, but only if your rear end starts feeling frisky.

Check the video for the complete review or read my review of the Jaguar 2.0L F-Type HERE

 

MAIN FEATURES:

  • Engine: 1,997cc i4 Turbocharged Petrol
  • Power: 221 @ 5,500rpm
  • Torque: 400 @ 1,500-4,500rpm
  • Max Speed: 250 kph
  • 0-100: 5.7 sec
  • L/100k avg: 7.2
  • Weight: From 1,525kg
  • Price: $112,078 MLP* Price as tested $123,848

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

OPTIONS:

  • LED headlights with signature DRL – $2,510
  • Black Exterior Pack – $2,250
  • Seat Memory Pack (incl. Auto-dimming/power fold/heated door mirrors with memory, 12-way electric front seats with memory, electrically adjustable steering column with memory) –
  • $2,150 Keyless Entry – $1,200
  • Rear Camera – $1,060
  • Blind Spot Assist (Requires 086KB Rear Traffic Monitor. Requires 030RG or 030PC mirrors) – $900
  • Front Parking Aid – $710 Flat-bottom Leather Steering Wheel – $340
  • Red seat belt (Requires Jet seats with Jet or Red contrast stitching, or Red Seats. Automatically selected when TSW trim pack is selected on SVR) – $270
  • Switchable Active Exhaust – $270
  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors – $110
  • Rear Traffic Monitor (Requires 086GM Blind Sport Assist. Requires 030RG or 030PC mirrors) – NC
Jaguar F-Type
  • Rating
4.2

Summary

Jaguar’s F-Type received a very subtle nip and tuck for the 2019 model year. The curvaceous aluminium body still turns heads, and you can delete the spoiler if you fancy. It’s not like you’re going to be able to go fast enough for it to be really useful.

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