With the possibility of a new BMW 3 Series looming big on the horizon, the group over at Jaguar need to be getting a sweat on. A huge one. A facelifted variation of the present Jaguar XE is for that reason required, and quick.
Luckily, our spies have actually captured that really model going through screening. What changes can we anticipate? Well, you ‘d need to presume absolutely nothing substantial sufficient to stop the BMW juggernaut, however perhaps adequate to keep it in its sights. That indicates revised exterior and interior fittings and the capacity for a 48V power supply and resulting mild-hybrid technology.
The 2019 Jaguar isn’t really most likely to cost a big lot more than the existing model, which begins with ₤ 31,500 and (if you disregard the left-hand-drive Project 8) peaks ₤ 45,600. That would keep it broadly in line with options such as the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4, which is itself in line for a facelift.
If there’s something that does not have to change about the 2019 Jaguar XE it is its styling. Its ground-hugging grille and piercing headlights still look business so do not anticipate anything enormously new, however, Jaguar would not have actually troubled putting the heavy camouflage on the car in our images if actually, absolutely nothing had actually altered. The XE’s streaming flanks and carefully muscled wheel arches will likewise remain the very same however you can anticipate a token choice of new alloy wheels varying from 19 to 20 inches in size. The back, on the other hand, will get the exact same treatment as the front with ever-so-slightly improved bumpers and revamped LED tail lights.
The 2019 Jaguar XE’s interior is a location that would gain from attention– the existing XE currently struggles with construct quality that simply cannot rather match competitors and an infotainment system that’s a touch unintuitive. Regrettably, it’s just most likely to be the previous that’ll enhance. Anticipate to see new, higher-quality plastics and modified trim pieces– however absolutely nothing at all radical.
If ‘extreme’ is exactly what you’re trying to find then you’re probably to discover it in the 2019 Jaguar XE’s engines and electrical system. That’s due to the fact that some versions are tipped to be relocating to a 48V electrical system that might be utilized to power the car’s water pump and air-conditioning system.
Alleviating the engine from straight powering (by means of a belt) these high-demand ancillaries would assist improve fuel economy– such a system might possibly assist the existing 200hp 2.0-litre i4p petrol enhance its fuel economy from its present 38.7 mpg figure to more like 45mpg. The exact same system might likewise power a big starter motor that might chime in with instant push for brief bursts of velocity.
All which sounds amazing, however just time will inform if it suffices to keep the XE competitive with the new BMW 3 Series.