2 de novembro de 2012

Jaguar and Land Rover will share platforms

Both companies are looking for ways to reduce the number of platforms they use and to achieve that objective they will share two or three platforms and it will serve 70 or 80% of the vehicles sold.

Land Rover currently uses four different platforms, Defender, Freelander/Evoque, Discovery/Range Rover Sport and Range Rover, while Jaguar uses three, XF, XK, XJ.

Jaguar and Land Rover are looking at VW's MQB platform for an example but Jaguar’s global brand director, Adrian Hallmark said: “it won’t happen overnight. VW’s MQB platform will take seven years to roll out across the models it will underpin”. Both brands already share many different components, like the infotainment system, seats and drive-trains.

Source: Autocar UK