Expect a much-needed, revamped 2020 XE with refined exterior, new interior and advanced technology
Editor’s Note: also read 2020 Jaguar XE Preview
Jaguar’s compact XE sports sedan launched back in 2015 gets an update for 2020. The luxury 4-door got some bigger interior updates for 2018 including improved display, updated interface, and new cupholder covers like in the more executive mid-size XF sedan.
But the new variant does add more tech and premium materials inside while changing the front design for the better.
2020 Jaguar XE Pricing: Worth Buying?
The new XE facelift is just what Jaguar was in need of, especially with an all-new 3-Series for 2019 in the mix. Priced at $40k in the US, the positioning is just right, too. Canadians pay a bit more for the entry-level trim but get all-wheel drive as standard.
S (P250) RWD – $39,900
S (P250) AWD – $41,900
R-Dynamic S (P300) AWD – $46,295
SE (P250) AWD – $49,900
R-Dynamic SE (P300) AWD – $55,800
Major changes to the 2020 XE
Enhanced styling with bolder front face
For 2020, the more prominent changes are primarily to the exterior look. The front-end is revamped with a bolder, sleeker look now incorporating new slimmer full-LED headlights retaining the same shape as the outgoing version but now just thinner.
The bumpers both front and rear now find larger single openings compared to the 2019 XE’s dual thin outlets. Overall, the front grille is redesigned flossing much more aggressive look which suites the British rocket just fine.
Updated XE interior with SportShift gear selector
Inside, the new 2020 XE does get some noteworthy changes to ramp up comfort, quality and convenience.
Jaguar has added more premium materials to the luxury sedan while putting a little more love and attention to the details. Storage is also improved, according the brand, while adding more cabin comfort.
Like any update these days, the XE’s tech is totally updated included Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standards.
Optional features include the Jaguar InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, a high definition 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display, and with the flip of a switch the ClearSight Rear View Mirror becomes an HD video screen.
The new Jaguar XE also now gets a SportShift gear selector and JaguarDrive Control ‘toggle’ switch inspired by the F-TYPE, eliminating the rotary control gear selector.
The 2020 Jaguar XE makes its official debut at the upcoming 2020 New York Auto Show.