Jaguar, Land Rover to go from using six platforms to two

In an effort to cut cost, Tata Motors owned Jaguar and Land Rover are planning to cut down from using six platforms to just two. The move will also include a platform share between the Range Rover SUV and the XJ sedan.

Insiders says that building a Range Rover out of the same structure that underpins the XJ won’t be as difficult as it sounds, requiring only a couple of inexpensive modifications. Also, sources say that a super-size 7-seat Freelander will replace the current Discovery, so that model won’t require a direct replacement.

Jaguar’s aluminum architecture will also change from the current wide, luxury version to a new, narrower and more flexible structure that will underpin all of Jaguar’s future models, including the upcoming XE roadster.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoCar