Jaguar XE sedan won’t live to see 2021 – Roadshow

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The XF Sportbrake is not the one Jaguar that is being discontinued for 2021. Whereas saying a variety of year-over-year updates on Tuesday, the corporate confirmed that the XE sedan will likely be killed off, as effectively.

“2020 to be ultimate 12 months within the US for the Jaguar XE sedan,” the automaker mentioned in an announcement. In the identical breath, Jaguar mentioned the redesigned XF — which begins at $45,145, together with $1,150 for vacation spot — “provides superior worth to entry luxurious sedan consumers.” The XF has extra customary gear and extra inside area, although it is nonetheless a $5,000 enhance over the 2020 XE, which begins at $40,950, together with a $1,050 vacation spot cost. The refreshed XF sedan goes on sale in January.

For the 2021 mannequin 12 months, the subcompact E-Pace crossover “turns into [the] new entry level to the Jaguar model,” the corporate mentioned. Details about the 2021 E-Tempo, together with pricing, is forthcoming.

The Jaguar XE is a wonderfully competent compact sport sedan, nevertheless it by no means fairly had the gross sales momentum of its key rivals. In 2019, BMW offered 47,827 examples of the 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz moved 48,875 C-Class fashions, although it is price noting the Germans have a number of physique types in these ranges. Jaguar, in the meantime, offered simply 3,551 XEs. So lengthy, sluggish vendor.

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Steven Ewing