The lightweight engine adds to the F-Type's dynamic ability, with 52kg being cleaved off the car's nose compared to the V6.
Ian Callum, Jaguar's director of design, said: "Retaining the silhouette of F-Type across the model range is really important to us whether it's the 200mph SVR or the new 2.0-litre four-cylinder".
Sure, that's not the 3.5-second 0-60 or 200 miles per hour (322 km/h) top speed of the 575-hp SVR, but at just under $60,000, the entry-level F-Type 2.0 stands as far away from six figures as you can get while still putting you inside an all-new 2018 F-Type.
The 2.0-liter 2018 F-Type comes with just one transmission choice, a ZF eight-speed automatic.
With the original version of the F-Type styling pulling down its own share of vehicle of the Year awards when it first debuted, Jaguar left the overall look of the auto intact, with the exception of an enhanced front fascia, new full-LED headlights, front bumpers and air intakes.
In addition, Jaguar introduced a 400 Sport Special Edition in NY, available for one year only, boasting an uprated variant of the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 with horsepower dialed up from 380 hp to 400 hp. This new motor is also available in the Convertible version. This special edition will also benefit from upgraded brakes and 20-inch wheels as standard equipment. But what also remains to be seen is whether the engine noise would be as tuneful as the V6.
Weighing 52 kg less than an equivalent 340 PS V6-powered F-Type, this is the lightest variant yet. The 2017 model's starting price was $62,395.More news: Trump on Assad: 'That's a butcher'
It's also the lightest F-Type, by a smidgen.
When the Jaguar F-Type first launched, reactions were nearly universally positive - although some remarked it was assertively priced.
It will come with redesigned bumpers, together with optional full LED headlights.
On sale in a matter of months in Europe, Jaguar has announced pricing there to kick off at around £49,900 (A$84,000).
"Introducing our advanced four-cylinder engine to F-TYPE has created a vehicle with its own distinct character".
When you're done with the adaptive speed limiters, Jaguar offers a new app called ReRun, which can overlay real-time video shot on a GoPro with the car's performance data. The power from the engine is sent to its rear wheel drive system. "The most challenging element of the process for designers is to focus on and maintain an exciting silhouette that promises performance". Surely none of them would mind if onlookers simply assumed they were driving, say, the pricier V8-equipped F-Type R model.