Baby Jag sedan in for a refresh

Jaguar is preparing its smallest sedan offering, the XE, for a refresh and these spy photos show some of the changes that will be made to it. The car is quite heavily camouflaged, with camo covering most of its lower body but we can spot the redesigned front fascia and possible new rear light cluster design.

The 2019 BMW 3 Series is here but these 2020 Jaguar XE Spy Shots Promise it Won't Go Unopposed Exterior Spyshots
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Up front, it will get new, slimmer headlights, a redesigned grille, and a new bumper design as well. Since it too is camouflaged, the hood could be changed, although now it’s hard to tell if they’ve changed anything or not.

Around the sides, it doesn’t appear to have suffered any changes whatsoever, while at the back the shape of the rear lights may also have been adjusted - they certainly could have been made a bit slimmer, as they look a bit oversized on the current model, but we cannot even make out their outline on this prototype, so we don’t really know.

Nor do we know of any interior changes Jaguar plans to make inside the XE.

The current car doesn’t have the best interior in its class, neither in terms of fit and finish quality nor in terms of space - in fact, it is probably the most cramped feeling vehicle of its size.

The interior currently looks pretty good overall, though, and you only see the quality issues if you really search for them.

The 2019 BMW 3 Series is here but these 2020 Jaguar XE Spy Shots Promise it Won't Go Unopposed Exterior Spyshots
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Jaguar is most likely going to drop all V-6 versions of the XE with the upcoming facelift. It’s already done so in Europe, and with the expected addition of mild hybrid tech to its turbocharged four-cylinder power plants, it might just prove to be a permanent move across all markets.

The XE was one of the best handling cars in its class, helped by its light weight, great balance, and very positive, sharp steering.

It’s also quite comfortable too, blending a good ride with excellent cornering capability better than most rivals.

It is believed Jaguar will unveil the refreshed XE in March of 2019, at next year’s Geneva motor show.

Further reading

The 2019 BMW 3 Series is here but these 2020 Jaguar XE Spy Shots Promise it Won't Go Unopposed Exterior Spyshots
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Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Jaguar XE.

2017 Jaguar XE High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Jaguar XE.

2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Exterior High Resolution
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Read our full review on the 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8.

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