Alfa Romeo has been looking to offer rear-wheel-drive in its lineup for some times now and latest reports say that the Italian company is now in talks with Tata’s Jaguar to borrow its platforms. Alfa is looking to strengthen its image amongst premium German brands such as BMW but still uses front-wheel-drive. However developing a new rear-wheel-drive platform would be too costly for Alfa.
Owner Ratan Tata already has close ties with the Fiat group. The two have deals for engine supplies and Tata also sits on the Fiat board. Sources say that the two are in talks now to share Jaguar’s rear-wheel-drive platforms.
Executive sources are saying that the platform could also be used in Lancias and Maseratis as well.
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