2018 Jaguar F-Type P300 Review
Car Tested: 2018 Jaguar F-Type P300; Road Test No. 1028; Test Location: Mumbai
Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 1.08 – 1.24 Crores
The F-Type P300 isn’t extremely powerful but it still offers an engaging drive
Every brand needs a halo model these days to create hype in the market. Among the luxury car makers, Jaguar was the last to bring in its halo model, the F-Type. While it’s more sports car than supercar and can’t really be termed as a halo model, the F-Type has largely been inaccessible due to its high price. However, Jaguar has now made the car a lot more affordable by plonking in a 4-cylinder engine which might sound like the world is coming to an end because a 4-pot motor in a sports car, really? While the F-Type has lot of eye candy, is it now a case of all show and no go?
Exteriors – And show it is because in terms of appearance, the Jaguar F-Type retains all the eye candy that makes it such an attention magnet. However, it’s quite easy to distinguish between the V8 and I4 models, just look at the wheels (smaller ones here) or the exhaust (one single unit in the centre at the rear) or the badging (which states P300). Rest of the car looks the same but being the facelift, gets minor revisions to the bumpers, revised lights which are all LEDs and of course the hidden door handles which are nothing short of drama when they pop out when you unlock the car.
Interiors – The Jaguar F-Type P300 skimps on some features like no heads-up display and it doesn’t get the 12-way memory seats (they are optional), instead it gets 6-way adjustable seats. The dashboard is driver centric and the lack of an all digital instrument cluster is just a heads-up to the age of the car. The seats too have been revised in order to make more room for taller passengers while the new Touch Pro infotainment system is slicker to use. The boot is big enough but not very useful as the spare wheel is placed on the boot floor.