Less Chrome, Same Performance: Jaguar Reveals 2019 XE Landmark Edition

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
less chrome same performance jaguar reveals 2019 xe landmark edition

Jaguar is offering a new appearance package for the XE, although it’s marketing it as a wholly unique trim. The new “Landmark Edition” retains all of the features you’d expect to see on the sport sedan, while adding a handful of visual upgrades that provide a sportier look without crossing into teenage-tuner territory.

The exterior features a unique sport front bumper and body-colored side sills. Jaguar also mentioned a trunk-mounted spoiler but it’s extremely difficult to distinguish any differences from the standard R-Sport. Meanwhile, side window surrounds, door mirror caps, and grille surrounds have been given the ever-popular black treatment. Although Jaguar appears to have done a more tasteful job with its de-chroming than some other European carmakers.

Other changes include special Landmark badging on the darkened side vents, that way people know you’re driving a special-edition model, as well as 18-inch alloy wheels that are unique to the vehicle. Additional badging populates the treadplates and interior, which is unchanged otherwise.

Standard features for the trim include a 10-inch touch screen with satellite navigation, adaptive xenon headlamps, and front and rear parking sensors. Emergency braking, traffic-sign recognition, lane-departure warning, lane assist, and adaptive cruise are also standard for the Landmark.

Despite the sporting looks, Jaguar said the special edition will stick with the sedan’s 2.0-liter Ingenium gas and diesel engines — which will come as either a 247-hp turbocharged inline-4 gas burner or a 180-hp turbocharged inline-4 diesel. No mention was made of the 35t trim’s beefed-up motor or the V6-equipped S trim.

Jaguar says it will be releasing additional details on 2019 XE Landmark Edition, including pricing and the full-range of specification, closer to the sedan’s launch date later this year.

[Images: Jaguar Land Rover]

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  • Dividebytube Dividebytube on Apr 25, 2018

    I so wanted to like the XE - but holy cramped back seat. Which means I would have to get a XF. And I've been interested in them - depreciation is high enough that the supercharged 5.0L is within reach. But I'm afraid of getting to know the mechanic on a first name basis. And yes, Jaguar lost the thread with the new design language. There is an XE that I saw in a strip mall parking lot and at first I thought it was an old Chrysler 300M or something like that.

    • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Apr 25, 2018

      The XE back seat is awful except for little kids - literally, they need to be little. The XF redesign in 2016 fixed the prior gen's back seat issues. There's more room in the XF back seat than in the standard wheelbase XJ. Design wise, I was hoping Jag would figure out how to continue the ideas from the XJ. Instead they based design off the F-Type.

  • Cimarron typeR Cimarron typeR on Apr 25, 2018

    It's amazing that I haven't seen a single XE in my burb.More Giulias than I would expect.Jags biggest problem is they only have 1 SUV , theyre E pace or whatever the compact SUV is called will have to be a hit. Personally I'd rather have a Velar than F pace.

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    • Sckid213 Sckid213 on Apr 25, 2018

      I've seen a grand total of 2 XEs in my part of Los Angeles. Have seen many Giulias by comparison - one one just this morning on the drive to the office, in fact. I like the F-Pace, but think they dropped the ball on the E-Pace's front styling. It's goofy-bad, in a Kia Sportage way. I think the front will need an emergency re-fresh for it to be a solid hit the way the F-Pace has been. Also, Jag suffers from making their base models REALLY base. The F-Pace looks great in Sport trim, but awful in base trim.

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  • Jeff S Definitely and very soon. Build a hybrid pickup and price it in the Maverick price range. Toyota if they can do this soon could grab the No 1 spot from Maverick.
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  • Jeff S Ford was in a slump during this era and its savior was a few years away from being introduced. The 1986 Taurus and Sable saved Ford from bankruptcy and Ford bet the farm on them. Ford was also helped by the 1985 downsize front wheel drive full sized GM cars. Lincoln in 1987 even spoofed these new full size GM cars in an ad basically showing it was hard to tell the difference between a Cadillac, Buick, and Oldsmobile. This not only helped Lincoln sales but Mercury Grand Marquis and Ford Crown Victoria sales. For GM full size buyers that liked the downsized GM full size 77 to 84 they had the Panther based Lincoln Town Cars, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Ford Crown Victorias that were an alternative to the new GM front wheel drive full size cars that had many issues when they were introduced in 1985 and many of those issues were not resolved for several years. The Marks were losing popularity after the Mark Vs. 1985 was the last year for the rear wheel drive Olds Delta 88 and rear wheel drive Buick Lesabre the rear wheel Caprice and Caprice Classic 3rd generation continued till 1990 when it was redesigned. B Body Buick Estate wagons continued thru 1990 as the Olds Custom Cruiser wagon and both were redesigned. GM held onto a few rear wheel drive full size cars but the Lincoln ad really brought home the similarly looking front wheel drive full size cars. Lincoln's ad was masterful.
  • SCE to AUX Toyota the follower, as usual. It will be 5 years before such a vehicle is available.I can't think of anything innovative from them since the Gen 1 Prius. Even their mythical solid state battery remains vaporware.They look like pre-2009 General Motors. They could fall hard.