The roadster will likely adopt the rectangular grille used on the XF and XJ sedans, instead of a retro-inspired E-type grille.

New details have emerged about Jaguar's long-rumored entry-level XE roadster.

According to AutoCar, the roadster will likely adopt the rectangular grille used on the XF and XJ sedans. While a modified version of the E-type grille was expected, designers couldn't get the retro grille to mesh with the styling direction of the new XK and XE.

Insiders are also reporting there is an internal debate as what size the new XK should be. One faction wants the XK to be larger, so it can properly challenge the Maserati GranTurismo as a legitimate four-seater. While this would add greater price and size distinctions between the XK and XE, some believe the XK should remain faithful to its current form.

Regardless, both models are expected to ride on an updated version of the XK's aluminum chassis.

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