Even among the many good-looking vehicles populating the compact luxury-sedan phase, the Jaguar XE appears incredible. And now it’s going to look fantastic-er, because of a midcycle refresh for the 2020 mannequin yr that brings it extra according to the extra lately launched members of the Jaguar lineup.
Whereas the general form continues to be the identical, the entrance and rear bumpers have been up to date together with the grille, headlights, and taillights. Exterior lighting is now all LEDs. Add it collectively, you get a sportier, extra enticing design, one enhanced by the J-shaped daytime working lights.
Inside, the cabin has additionally been reworked. Along with wanting way more trendy and splendid than earlier than, the designers additionally fastened one in all our least favourite issues concerning the XE’s cabin. Sure, the window and mirror controls have lastly been moved to a extra ergonomically pleasant location. The middle console additionally will get an replace, changing a lot of the buttons with a stacked dual-touchscreen show such as you get within the I-Tempo EV. A 10.Zero-inch higher display is optionally available, as is a 12.Three-inch driver show. Lastly, the rotary shifter has been swapped out for a extra conventional shift lever.
On the know-how entrance, Jaguar added an optionally available rearview mirror that incorporates a high-resolution show to point out a wider view of what’s behind you. It’s additionally the primary Jaguar to supply wi-fi machine charging, and each Apple CarPlay and Android Auto help come on each instance.
However whereas there are 4 engine choices on the present XE, the 2020 mannequin will not supply a diesel or V-6 within the U.S. That leaves solely the two.Zero-liter turbo-four, which makes 247 horsepower in base type and 296 horsepower within the R-Dynamic S mannequin. Based on Jaguar, that’s sufficient to run from zero to 60 mph in 5.four seconds. We’d prefer to suppose the XE will finally get JLR’s new 395-hp twin-charged inline-six, however that engine isn’t accessible simply but.
So far as pricing goes, the rear-wheel-drive XE S now begins at $40,895. Including all-wheel drive bumps that as much as $42,895. Upgrading to the AWD-only R-Dynamic S will price $47,290. The order books are open now.