Jaguar has refreshed the Jaguar XE sedan to bring it up-to-speed with the competition. It now features some cosmetic changes, as well as certain interior upgrades.

More importantly, this car gets a set of BS6-compliant engines – a 180hp, 2.0-litre diesel and a 250hp, 2.0-litre, turbo-petrol engine.Jaguar XE

Both engines are available in two variants – S and SE – and priced on par, at Rs 44.98 lakh and Rs 46.32 lakh (ex-showroom, India), respectively.Jaguar XE

Changes to the exteriors are subtle – the LED headlamps are sleeker now and the DRLs double as dynamic turn indicators; even its grille is larger and bolder now.Jaguar XE

The LED tail-lamps have been revised, and its bumpers get some styling tweaks too. Overall, though, the Jaguar XE looks stunning, especially in this Caldera Red shade paired

Like the exteriors, the interiors feature subtle changes, but these make all the difference in upping its premium appeal.Jaguar XE

Then, the gear-selector knob has made way for a more conventional unit, and the area around it gets lacquered wood trim.Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE touchscreen is a larger, slicker unit, with Android and Apple connectivity. Wireless charging too is part of the package

Even the steering is new, and all the controls on it are touch-operable with some clever backlighting.Jaguar XE

The overall dashboard layout remains familiar, so the ‘Riva loop’, which runs the breadth of the dashboard into the doors, continues to cocoon the front occupants.Jaguar XE

An interesting feature is the memory function for the seats – it not only remembers the preset seat and mirror position Jaguar XE

it also remembers the air-con temperature, instrument cluster setting, as well as the radio station you were listening to. Jaguar XE

At the rear, though, the story isn’t as pleasant. Firstly, the door cavity is narrow, so getting in and out isn’t very easy. Jaguar XE

Then, the cup-shaped backrest isn’t very comfortable, especially because the cushioning at the extreme ends is a bit intrusive.Jaguar XE

The Jaguar XE  turbo-petrol engine is now available only in the higher 250hp/365Nm state of tune. Throttle response, however, is not instant and there’s a momentary hesitation