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,Â 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.Â
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 â€” 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 theÂ 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 sedanâ€™s launch date later this year.
[Images: Jaguar Land Rover]