Jaguar has improved upon its XE business class sedan formula by enhancing its exterior design while also fitting an all-new interior. The updated XE will arrive on showroom floors in the second half of 2019. Herewith the details...
The stylish Jaguar XE has been thoroughly updated to take the fight to the Mercedes-Benz C-class and BMW 3-Series. While the XE might lag behind in terms of sales, the changes are expected to lure more buyers into Jaguar’s corner.
Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director, said: “XE’s uniqueness is its totality. Customers get a complete package of progressive design, innovative technology and extraordinary driving dynamics. We don’t do ordinary and new XE personifies this. My team and I get huge satisfaction out of improving a car we’re all so familiar with; we’ve lived with it, we understand its character and it’s a wonderful opportunity to make a great car even better. With new XE, we’ve done just that in every way imaginable.”
On the outside, Jaguar has refined the sporty look of the XE which now appears to be more muscular in stance. The XE is now fitted with new all-LED headlights with a J-blade daytime running light signature that gives the car a distinct appearance. A new bumper design is seen at the rear complemented by LED tail lights with a new light signature that emphasises the width of the vehicle.
In R-Dynamic guise, the XE is equipped with sporty features such as dark mesh detailing on the rear valance, bespoke wheel designs and aircraft winglet-inspired surfaces that allude to its performance intent. R-Dynamic derivatives are also fitted with sports-type seats with contrasting stitching, a satin chrome shift paddles and R-Dynamic treadplates.
The XE’s interior is said to be all-new, now extensively featuring soft-touch materials and premium finishes, including all-new trim seen on the doors, all of which aims to improve convenience and comfort for passengers.
An all-new interior brings Jaguar's impressive Touch Pro Duo infotainment system into the XE for the first time.
Perhaps the biggest highlight is the fitment of Jaguar’s Touch Pro Duo infotainment system which includes 2 high-resolution touch screens that take care of infotainment and most in-car functions. A 12.3-inch interactive driver display is also on offer. Other highlights include wireless charging, smart settings and a ClearSight rear-view mirror that uses a wide-angle rear view mirror to project images to a high-definition screen to give the driver unobstructed rearward vision. Like in the F-Type, the gear selector and JaguarDrive Control switch are now found on the revised centre console.
The Jaguar XE is offered with 2 Ingenium engine choices including a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine (P250) with 184 kW and 365 Nm of torque or the more powerful version (P300) with 221 kW and 400 Nm of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission is offered on both engine derivatives. A total of 3 trim levels will be available including S, SE and HSE with each also being available in R-Dynamic guise. A range of optional packages will also be offered.
Pricing for the updated Jaguar XE will be revealed closer to launch and we will certainly keep you updated as soon as these details are released.