Jaguar has given the XE a mid-life facelift, bringing new looks, revised powertrains and an all-new interior in a bid to boost its competitiveness in the face of the new BMW 3 Series.
From the outside, Jag has given their smallest sedan a light nip-and-tuck, consisting of larger front air intakes, slimmer LED headlights and taillights, a redesigned rear bumper and a body-coloured diffuser on R-Dynamic models.
Inside, the changes are more noticeable. Many of the key elements have been borrowed from the all-electric I-Pace SUV, including the digital instrument cluster, Touch Pro Duo dual infotainment touchscreens and contemporary steering wheel
Other interior revisions include more soft-touch materials, and a conventional shifter replacing the rotary dial.
The powertrain lineup has been altered, with the V6 and lower-spec petrol and diesels being dropped. In Europe, buyers can choose from 184kW or 221kW 2.0-litre turbo petrols, or a 132kW diesel – Aussie customers merely get the choice of the top-trim petrol.
The facelifted Jaguar XE goes on sale later this year.