In an effort to reduce production costs and simplify the overall manufacturing and R&D process, Jaguar Land Rover is looking to move from its current setup of six platforms to just two. How is this possible, you might be asking yourself, especially looking at the varied models the company now produces, from the Jaguar XK luxury sports car, to the simply massive Range Rover.
According to a report by AutoCar, it wont be all that difficult and just because there will be only two platforms, it still doesn’t mean most vehicles will ride on exactly the same architecture. In fact, it will be quite the opposite, with JLR using platforms that can be adapted for different sized vehicles with different purposes. The first platform will be a steel structure and will be offered in three lengths for the Freelander range, while a new aluminum platform will underpin the XJ and XF as well as the Range Rover. A thinner version of this aluminum structure will then be used for the XK as well as a new XE roadster model.