The Jaguar XE has had a four-year run since its debut in 2014, and now, our spy photographers have captured the facelifted version on camera running road trials. The development vehicle is still mostly covered in camouflage foil, though we can see that revisions will be made to its front and rear bumpers. Visually, it is likely to draw from the I-Pace all-electric model.

Under the hood, the car is likely to continue with the Ingenium 2.0 litre turbocharged mill that was introduced to the range last year, which in petrol guise for the XE turns out 250 PS and 365 Nm, in addition to the four-cylinder diesels. Jaguar has also been tipped to give its smallest sedan a level of electrification in the form of a 48-volt mild hybrid setup, aimed at improving fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions.

The drivetrain should remain as before, where an eight-speed automatic sends drive to either the rear wheels or all four. Driver aids are likely to be updated along with this revision, where some form of semi-autonomous driving assistance could make an appearance here.

There isn’t a view of the updated XE’s interior just yet, but revisions can be expected for the cabin, with the infotainment system likely to be brought up to date and new options being available for the upholstery and trim. More of the revised Jaguar XE could yet appear between now and its debut, which might take place in Geneva next March.