Is the new 2019 Jaguar F-Type worth it?

We know that the Jaguar F-type is getting relatively old. In the Auto industry, 5 years is considered old people and must therefore be replaced or remade. In this case, to improve on its design (and to save billions of Pounds-Sterling on R&D), Jaguar has decided to simply remake the F-Type for the 2019 model year.

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Having been built since 2013, I agree wholeheartedly with Jaguar. It’s getting old and it needs a new look; a makeover. Not like the evil sods and angry yobs at Maserati who haven’t changed the GranTurismo (it’s one a gorgeous car, I have to say).

But anyway, what’s new for 2019? Well, let’s see. The interior is where most things have changed. There is a new 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system as standard but they still don’t have iOS or Android capable connection apart from Bluetooth, though some form of integration is coming soon but don’t count on it.

There’s new driver aids as well: Lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition and a driver- steering wheel-input monitor are now standard equipment across the range. Sadly, blind spot warning is an optional extra. You’d think it’d be standard but no.

There’s also a new identification system used to identify what type of fuel your vehicle uses. This is where the blokes at Jaguar made a real impression. They say “P” or “D” or “EV”.

What this means is that, for “P”, your car uses petrol and if it says “P500”, your car is a petrol engine with 500 horsepower. “D350” means a Diesel withi 350 horsepower and so on.

You’ll also be happy to know that all engines remain the same and are literally unchanged. And if you’d want one, you’ll have to cough up $62,000 on the base model with a V-6 and $101,000 for the race bred 575 horsepower V-8.

I’d take the V-6.

Reference: 2019 Jaguar F-Type preview