2018 Jaguar F-Type updated with more tech and new variants

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Jaguar has unveiled its new facelifted 2018 F-Type which brings more technology, updated design and new variants.

The updated F-Type range is now packed with even more drive-focused technology and a broader model range, comprising 22 derivatives from the purist appeal of the rear-wheel drive, 250kW F-Type to the 322km/h, all-wheel drive F-Type SVR.

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Every F-Type also includes the new ReRun app, which was co-developed with GoPRo and combines the video from an action camera of the brand with key performance data real-time, including speed, throttle position, gear selection, braking force and G-Force. The video can then be downloaded to the driver’s smartphone and shared.

The 2018 model also adopts Jaguar’s latest Touch Pro infotainment system as standard, bringing a high-resolution display, faster responses, real-time traffic information amongst others.

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Jaguar has not fiddle too much with the F-Type’s attractive styling, with the new model receiving modest changes such as variant-specific bumpers and new full LED headlights.

To mark the introduction of the new F-Type range, Jaguar has developed 400 units of exclusive Sport launch editions, which goes on sale for one model year only. Power from the new 400PS (294kW) version of the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine is complemented by an uprated chassis comprising the Super Performance braking system, Configurable Dynamics and 20-inch wheels with a unique Dark Satin Grey finish.

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The new to the range R-Dynamic variant is available with both the 250kW and 280kW version of the supercharged V6. Jaguar has also taken the opportunity to add a comprehensive suite of driver-focused assistance systems, including a semi-automated park-assist function.

The new F-TYPE range will consist of:

F-TYPE Coupé and Convertible:
250kW 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD/ manual RWD
280kW 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD, manual RWD

F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupé and Convertible:
250kW 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD/ manual RWD
280kW 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD, manual RWD

F-TYPE 400 SPORT Coupé and Convertible:
294kW 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD/ AWD

F-TYPE R Coupé and Convertible:
404kW 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift AWD

F-TYPE SVR Coupé and Convertible:
423kW 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift AWD

The new F-Type range will go on sale in Australia from late quarter two of this year, with pricing to be released closer to launch.

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