If you look at it, the Jaguar XE breaks the domination of the German trio in its segment. With its recent update, which isn’t a generation change, the XE has a sharper appearance, a newer powertrain option, and an updated cabin while it retains its Leaping Cat persona.
Jaguar’s entry-level model, the XE has been introduced with fresh set of cosmetic and feature upgrades. The premium sedan features design elements from the F-Type and the E-Pace models. the updated model is lower and wider than its predecessor.
The newly launched Jaguar XE has received design updates in the form of a new mesh grille, narrower and sharper headlamps along with redesigned bumpers. The rear features new LED taillamps and a redesigned bumper with tweaked diffuser. The vehicle gets a set of newly styled alloy wheels for freshness.
The Jaguar XE now features a large infotainment touchscreen system on the centre console. The vehicle borrows the multifunction steering wheel from the I-Pace, while the pistol grip gear selector is similar to the one seen in the E-Pace and the F-Type. The quality of the cabin has been improved and it now features a higher quality soft plastic.
The new Jaguar XE is powered by the existing 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version produces 247bhp at 5500rpm and 365Nm of torque at 1500rpm, while the diesel version produces 177bhp at 4000rpm and 430Nm of torque 1750rpm. The new model also gets a reworked suspension set-up for the local market.