Jaguar’s brand-new XE firm sports sedan just opened in the United States last year, and already it is the recipient of several news for 2018. The base 25t version gets an all-brand-new inline-four pulled from Jaguar’s Ingenium powertrain family, while there’s now a range-topping XE S version with more horsepower than the previously top-dog XE 35t deviation. Jaguar also increased a brand-new digital gauge agglomeration display and soft the options expanse with a few more active-safety and comfort features.
The 25t’s brand-new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-banger replaces the XE’s aged 2.0-liter turbo four, an official from Jaguar’s days as a Ford possession. The brand-new Ingenium motor family, from which the XE 20d’s turbo-diesel inline-four also hails, is an entirely in-house Jaguar design. The fuel 2.0-liter makes 247 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, jolts of 7 hp and 18 lb-ft over the first-year XE 25t’s aged Ford motor. The 25t still comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission (like all other XEs in the U.S.), and customers must specify between rear-wheel drive or, for $2500 more, all-wheel drive. Among V-6–energy XE versions, the 340-hp 35t is excelled by the brand-new 380-hp S version—no astonishment, given that the XF, F-Pace, and F-type versions already offer the S’s high-output powered 3.0-liter V-6 on akin S trims. There’s also a brand-new 35t case trim stage that comes standard with features including heated and cooled front rooms, heated rear rooms, and a Meridian sound system. The XE 20d’s 180-hp turbo-diesel inline-four noises on idempotent for 2018. Other insignificant news include a newly accessible hands-free energy trunklid that opens in consequence to under-bumper footsie and a 12.3-inch digital gauge agglomeration display on versions supplied with the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system.
The XE’s surround-camera parking option nets a few brand-new functions, including forward cross-traffic perception and more parking advice. Analyzed with the 2017 version, the 2018 Jaguar XE 25t’s base value is $825 high, at $36,720, with values rising commensurately for the Premium, Prestige and R-Sport trim stages. The diesel-energy XE 20d is $825 loved as well, determined at $38,220, and the XE 35t opens at $43,520. The freshly minted XE S costs $53,270. Look for all of the 2018 versions to arrive in May.