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I thought I didn't like the 2021 Jaguar F-Type, until I took a second look

The F-Type redesign is polarizing, but it's wise to let the dust settle before you make a determination

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Photo Credit to Jaguar

When the F-Type was revealed back in 2012, it took the world by storm. It was a gorgeous car with a futuristic design language, muscular proportions, and glorious powertrain options. It seemed worthy of its place as the successor to the legendary E-Type.

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Photo Credit to Jaguar

These days its clear that the F-Type is in desperate need of an update. The design has essentially remained the same since 2013 with only minor improvements here and there. The car now looks awkwardly proportioned when placed next to some of the low slung coupes of today.

Photo Credit to Jaguar

Photo Credit to Jaguar

Feeling the pressure, Jaguar has today announced the refreshed 2021 F-Type, with a more modern design and simplified powertrain options. The 4-cylinder stays in the lineup but there's only one V6 available instead of two differently specced variants. Jaguar has also removed the SVR model, which won't be necessary anyways considering the R trim will have the same raucous 575hp V8. All models now come with an 8-Speed automatic as the only option.

Photo Credit to Chris Turek

Photo Credit to Chris Turek

Let the dust settle....

Car redesigns are almost always polarizing; take the 2015 Mustang redesign for example. At first, it was met with fierce criticism and contempt, but today it's credited as one of Ford's best design decisions in decades. It's brought the Mustang from middle-aged nostalgia to modern day muscle car and has gained the respect of young automotive enthusiasts who prefer more European design language.

Photo Credit to Jaguar

Photo Credit to Jaguar

The redesigned F-Type does well to bring the vehicle into the next decade while improving on what already worked. The front end has new sleek horizontal lights instead of the aging vertical lights, yet the rear end remains mostly the same. The taillights are every bit as recognizable, but they now sport a more digital look.

Photo Credit to Jaguar

Photo Credit to Jaguar

At first I really didn't like the new F-Type's styling. I thought it looked too similar to some of Jaguar's other models, which I frankly don't like very much. However, after spending some time away from the photos and coming back, it's grown on me. As was the case with the Mustang, I just need to see one in person to make my final determination.

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Comments (14)

  • Sort of a cross between an Aston Martin and a Jag with a hint of Hyundai! Saying that I like the previous model and new model. The girl has a big well shaped rear end but that is fine as far as I am concerned. Should generate some used bargain F Type R’s now that the new model is on its way.

      8 months ago
  • This may be an abomination among car enthusiasts, and maybe I just need to see it more in the metal, but I've never been particularly smitten by the F-Type. I've always thought its bottom was a little too big, and now I'm not sure the new and slimmer headlights help with that.

      8 months ago
    • You were always wrong though, until now.

        8 months ago
    • This is a car that was meant to be the successor to the mighty E-Type. But the E-Type was low and sleek, whereas this isn't really. The XK was closer.

        8 months ago
  • I have an F-Type (2020) which I like very much. Wasn’t sure about the reworked front end initially, agree it seemed rather like the rest of the Jag family (XE & XF), but it’s grown on me, it has a distinct look of a Maserati which is no bad thing

      7 months ago
  • Being an ex Ftype driver I disapprove

      8 months ago
  • Oh no! At first, I thought it looked like a Maserati, now it looks like an Aston Martin!!!

      8 months ago
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