Jaguar South Africa has quietly loaded up the configurator and spec details of its updated XE sedan. Here's how much it costs.
The Jaguar XE was given a facelift in early 2019, which we covered in detail here. The looks have been changed, giving it a sleeker appearance, while the cabin has been overhauled.
Jaguar SA is offering one engine in 2 states of tune for our market. The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol Ingenium motors offers up 184 kW and 365 Nm badged as a P250, while a more potent P300 delivers 221 kW and 400 Nm. All models feature rear-wheel drive as well as an 8-speed automatic transmission. In terms of performance, the P250 is claimed to accelerate to 100 kph in just 6.5 seconds, while consuming 5.2 L/100 km. The P300 model will be the brisker of the two, with 0-100 kph dispatched in a claimed 5.9 seconds and it's said to consume 6.7 L/100 km.
There are an array of packages and the usual Jaguar trim levels of S, SE, HSE will be offered. For those wanting a Jaguar XE that looks sporty, there's the R-Dynamic trim.
At this price point, standard specification looks good with things like premium LED headlights with signature DRL and Auto High Beam Assist (AHBA), rain-sensing windscreen wipers, auto lights, climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, electrically-adjustable front seats, smartphone connectivity, USB ports, and a connected Navigation Pro system. Of course you can climb into the options for sportier big wheels, digital dashboard, paint options (Caesium Blue for us please) and much more.
We'll update this article if there are any updates to Jaguar's answer to the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4.
The cabin of the Jaguar XE has been updated.
Jaguar XE Price in South Africa (April 2020)
The vehicle comes as standard with a 5-year care (maintenance) plan, which comprises a 100 000-km warranty and paid-up servicing within a 5-year period, whichever ends first.
Jaguar XE P250 R745 000
Jaguar XE S P250 R745 000
Jaguar XE SE P250 R769 100
Jaguar XE P300 R780 900
Jaguar XE P300 S R780 900
Jaguar XE P300 SE R805 100
Jaguar XE P300 HSE R849 800
Jaguar XE P250 R-Dynamic S R773 200
Jaguar XE P250 R-Dynamic SE R797 400
Jaguar XE P250 R-Dynamic HSE R845 400
Jaguar XE P300 R-Dynamic SE R875 300
Jaguar XE P300 R-Dynamic HSE R884 300