2020 Jaguar XE Sedan Details Announced, Priced from $39,990
Refreshed 2020 Jaguar XE sedan offers high quality interior and tech options.
An updated exterior design gives the 2020 Jaguar XE a more purposeful and assertive stance. The Jaguar XE appears wider and lower than before, with larger front apertures, a bold design and a muscularity that alludes to the car’s performance and advanced aerodynamics.
The front of the Jaguar XE has been given a new look with a revised bumper and a wider grille, providing a more planted appearance. The enhanced grille features a new lattice mesh design with a fuller, curved profile; a visual cue shared with the Jaguar I-PACE which highlights the muscularity of the design.
The rear of the vehicle has also been redesigned and features a new rear bumper and valance which enhances its visual width, giving it a more planted impression while aiding aerodynamic performance.
Standard Premium LED headlights underline the redesigned vehicle’s poised, purposeful character. The signature ‘J’ Blade DRLs also create a distinctive look with darkened surfaces within the lights helping underline the car’s dynamic character.
“The new Jaguar XE is all about building on the undeniable sporting proportions of the original car,” said Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design. “We’ve given the car much bolder graphics and more visual width; planting it in a way which really illustrates its dynamic intent. The new XE is a wonderfully complete package with a very purposeful exterior matched to a beautifully crafted, sporty interior.”
The performance focused design of the Jaguar XE is even more apparent on the R-Dynamic S model, which features a selection of key design elements that mark it out from the core vehicle. Additional exterior design elements include ‘aircraft winglet’-inspired sculpted surfaces on the front bumper, dark mesh detailing on the rear valance and alternative wheel styles.
The beautifully-crafted all-new interior of the 2020 Jaguar XE features extensive use of soft-touch materials, premium veneers and an all-new door design to improve usability and practicality.
The premium feel of the interior is heightened by the introduction of the optional 10-inch upper touchscreen of the InControl Touch™ Pro Duo infotainment system – similar to the one found in the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE. This responsive, intuitive system uses a combination of upper and lower high-resolution touchscreens that are seamlessly integrated to one another, controlled through a combination of capacitive sensors and tactile physical controls to operate key vehicle functions1.
This new human-machine interface (HMI) is designed to reduce driver distraction by separating information and interactive controls logically, with a pair of rotary controllers providing an essential physical connection between the car and the driver1. The ergonomic design of each rotary dial allows precise control over seat heating and cooling, cabin temperature and fan speed.
High tech elements such as optional Wireless Device Charging, clever Smart Settings and the frameless ClearSight interior rear view mirror also make their first appearance in the 2020 Jaguar XE.
Using a wide angle rear-facing camera mounted within the roof antenna, the new ClearSight Rear View Mirror system is designed to feed images onto a high-definition screen within the frameless rear view mirror assisting the driver in obtaining an unobstructed view behind the vehicle.
The new XE features JaguarDrive Control ‘toggle’ switch on the revised center console, for a more intuitive and dynamic driving experience. A new multi-function steering wheel, also shared with the Jaguar I-PACE, features hidden-until-lit graphics and capacitive switches for intuitive, tactile control of key functions.
All new Jaguar XE models feature leather upholstery with embossed headrests as standard. The new seats are more comfortable and feature beautifully crafted details including twin needle stitching and new Jaguar seat labeling.
The Jaguar XE is designed and engineered to be the best handling and most dynamic compact sports sedan in the segment. The new powertrain range for the 2020 Jaguar XE eliminates complexity, and features driver controls directly derived from the Jaguar F-TYPE, emphasizing its sportscar character.
The lightweight aluminum-intensive body structure of the 2020 Jaguar XE is extremely robust and, together with a double wishbone front suspension and an Integral Link rear suspension, plays a key role in the vehicle’s exceptional handling.
Customers can choose between two advanced turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engines with outputs of 247HP and 296HP – badged P250 and P300 respectively. Delivering acceleration from 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds, the 296HP Ingenium gasoline engine, with standard all-wheel drive, is the performance powertrain of choice. Revised software programming providing enhanced new engine mapping and uprated hardware components over the P250 powertrain mean P300 models benefit from better throttle response and 295 lb-ft of torque, ensuring an engaging drive and impressive acceleration.
For 2020 model year, P250 models will be offered in rear- and all-wheel drive, while P300 models benefit from all-wheel drive as standard. The rear-wheel drive powertrain delivers trademark Jaguar handling, feel and balance while the advanced all-wheel drive system automatically distributes torque between the front and rear axles depending on the driving style and conditions.
The new XE features the distinctive Jaguar SportShift gear selector, first seen in the F-TYPE sportscar. The intuitive design replaces the previous rotary controller and allows the driver to leave the car in full automatic mode or use the shifter for manual gear changes – pulling the lever back to select a higher gear or instinctively pushing it forwards to choose a lower ratio. Alternatively, available Satin Chrome steering wheel paddle shifters can be used to control the eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Standard on all XE models is the JaguarDrive Control interface which is also featured on the Jaguar F-TYPE. The sportscar-inspired toggle switch on the center console allows the driver to choose from four settings for the steering, throttle response and gearbox: Comfort, Eco, Rain/Ice/Snow and Dynamic. Activating Dynamic mode amplifies the car’s sporting character, with faster gear shifts, sharper throttle response and increased steering weighting.
Pricing starts at $39,990 for the base P250 S RWD model, with the P250S AWD costing $41,990 and the top spec P300 R-Dynamic S AWD model ringing in at $46,295, before options. Orders can be placed now on Jaguar’s website, with deliveries happening at the end of this year.