The 2020 Jaguar XE facelift sports visual upgrades to the model, which Jaguar says gives the it a wider and lower appearance with “muscular forms eluding to the car’s performance and advanced aerodynamics.” The styling changes aren’t extensive but have been tastefully done inspired from the F-Type and E-Pace models in the automaker’s line-up. Up front, it gets revised grille and headlamps are now 12 mm slimmer and get the new J-blade LED daytime running lights that is now standard on all Jag models.
The air intakes on the bumper are larger, specifically on the R-Dynamic variant and the rear bumper gets the black treatment with an underbody diffuser. The alloy wheel design has been reworked as well to accommodate the new headlamps. The LED taillights also get the sharper treatment and the car certainly looks more handsome than the current version.
The upgrades made to the cabin are subtle. It now is equipped with a new dual touchscreen system for the centre console. The Touch Pro Duo infotainment system adds a futuristic touch to the cabin and quite similar with the new Land Rovers too like the Velar. The 10.2inch top screen allows a number of connectivity options, navigation, and more. The lower screen is for the automatic climate control system with pull-push knobs. The cabin also comes with the pistol grip gear selector from the F-Type and the E-Pace, while the multi-function steering wheel comes from the I-Pace with the hidden-until-lit buttons.
Engine options on the 2020 Jaguar XE facelift remain the same with the 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol and diesel engines with power ranging betwen 247 and 296 bhp. There’s also the 2.0-litre diesel with 178 bhp on offer. All the engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, while the 6-speed manual gearbox that was available in Europe has now been discontinued.