The facelifted Jaguar XE has been revealed, with the Coventry-based firm handing its sedan updated exterior styling, fresh on-board technology and a fancy new interior.
The updated XE – which is expected to launch in South Africa in the second half of 2019 – gains a fresh face complete with a more aggressive front bumper and full-LED headlights. Round back, you’ll find a new bumper design and slim taillamps (again, in full-LED guise).
So, what about that interior? Well, Jaguar says it has made “extensive use of soft-touch materials”, including “premium veneers” and new door trim. The British furthermore claims “every aspect” of the cabin has been enhanced for “increased convenience, improved stowage and better passenger comfort”.
The revised centre console gains the gear selector and “JaguarDrive Control” switch from the F-Type, while the new steering wheel is shared with the all-electric I-Pace (and features capacitive switches).
The Jaguar Land Rover group’s “Touch Pro Duo” infotainment system also makes an appearance, featuring a pair of high-resolution touchscreens. Wireless smartphone charging is also offered along with the “ClearSight” interior rear-view mirror (which incorporates a wide-angle rear-facing camera) already seen on the new Range Rover Evoque.
Engine options again include a turbocharged 2,0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine available in outputs of 184 kW and 221 kW (and badged P250 and P300, respectively). Expect the updated Jaguar XE range to be offered in S, SE and HSE trim levels, along with the option of the R-Dynamic package.
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