Jaguar has announced a series of updates to the 2020 XE sports sedan, including what is described as an enhanced exterior design; all-new interior with new materials and layout and advanced infotainment and drivers’ assistance technologies.
“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,” Callum said.
The changes give the 2020 Jaguar XE a more purposeful and assertive stance and reaffirms its position within the competitive compact sedan segment.
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The proportions of the original design of the new Jaguar XE has been taken up a notch, with contemporary design cues inspired by the Jaguar F-Type sportscar. The Jaguar XE appears wider and lower than before, with larger front apertures 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 underscoring the muscularity of the design. The wider and sharper lower apertures create a more technical and purposeful impression, with crisply defined profiles and muscular flowing lines.
The rear of the vehicle has also been redesigned and features a new rear bumper and valance which enhances its visual width, while aiding aerodynamic performance.
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Standard Premium LED headlights underline the redesigned vehicle’s character. The slimmer lights also have the effect of visually lowering the nose of the car for a more dynamic stance. The ‘J’ Blade DRLs also create a distinctive look with darkened surfaces within the lights that underline the car’s dynamic character.
Jaguar also incorporated a number of elements which underscore the attention to detail. An example of this is the Jaguar Heritage monogram pattern, inspired by the Jaguar D-type, which has been laser-etched into the upper surface of the DRL graphic.
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.
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The new interior features design details and premium materials including standard leather upholstered seats and soft touch materials throughout. The new optional Jaguar InControl, Touch Pro Duo infotainment system and 12.3-inch interactive driver display, shared with the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace.