Jaguar small sedan is about to receive a mid-cycle update for the upcoming year. A camouflaged prototype has been spied testing in California’s Death Valley a few days ago, so we have a pretty good idea what’s going to be changed on the exterior design of the refreshed 2020 Jaguar XE.
The sedan appears to feature a pair of new LED headlights and an updated grille. The automaker may also reconsider to alter something on the front bumper, while the rear end most probably features just a set of revised taillights and nothing else new. Since the existing infotainment was the subject of the biggest criticism, we assume that the manufacturer plans to add at least the updated one. Plus, the 2020 XE will host several styling changes inside, too, including a new upholstery treatment.
With its lightweight platform and pretty low center of gravity Jaguar’s smallest sedan offers quite impressive driving characteristics. And while they don’t really have to improve anything there the automaker will likely try to boost car’s fuel efficiency with some new technologies. More precisely, the 2020 Jaguar XE is going to receive mild-hybrid help in form of both the 12 and 48-volt ISG systems. In addition, the potential buyers will be able to choose a V6 once again as the manufacturer plans to bring back the supercharged V6 option. Yes, the sedan is getting back the old option of the V6, simply because the new inline-6 Ingenium engine can’t fit. Of course, the updated XE will be offered with both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations, but just don’t expect company’s 5.0-liter supercharged anywhere near the small sedan. On the other hand, both turbocharged four-cylinder mills are going to be carried over.
The refreshed 2020 Jaguar XE will make its U.S. debut next spring, most likely at the 2019 New York Auto Show. The European version will, on the other hand, be introduced at the next year’s Geneva Motor Show.