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