2020 Jaguar XE Review
Car Tested: 2020 Jaguar XE P 250 SE; Road Test No. 1163; Test Location: Mumbai
Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 53.55 – 56.07 lakhs
The baby Jaguar gets a mid-life facelift with exterior and interior changes along with new BS6-compliant engines
The XE has not been the kind of success Jaguar had hoped it would be. Launched in 2015, the entry-level saloon has faced stiff competition from premium compact SUVs and immediate rivals like the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class. Now, Jaguar is aiming to take a big piece of the pie with the updated XE. Design and technology changes aside, Jaguar is saying the XE is more comfortable without compromising its legendary driving dynamics. Has Jaguar managed to strike the ultimate balance between luxury and sportiness? Will the XE prove itself amidst capable rivals like the 3-Series and C-Class? We bring the answers.
Exteriors – Design is never really a problem with Jaguar cars. In fact, they are amongst the most stunning cars in their respective segments. The pre-facelift XE was a looker too but Jaguar designers have made it look even better. The front is quite aggressive and the re-designed headlamps have made all the difference. The XE looks like an angry cat, just the kind one wants it to. The sloping bonnet, beautifully executed bumper and a proportionate grille, all add tremendous character to the XE’s styling.
The subtle cosmetic changes make the Jaguar XE look more aggresive & sporty
The side does away with little lines but the relatively tight proportions give it that authentic sport sedan look. The alloy wheels, particularly on the SE variant seem a little small. Larger size with a more intricate design would’ve made the side angle even more appealing. The rear sees subtle changes. It still feels a bit bulky but the redesigned tail lights and dual exhaust pipes bring the sporting appeal. We think the XE’s in-your-face design approach makes it one of the better-looking cars in this segment and is sure to get you noticed.