Jaguar and Land Rover are looking towards the success of Volkswagen‘s MQB platform in order to produce a shared platform that could underpin 70 to 80 percent of the automakers’ main, high-volume models.
Current Land Rover models are produced across four different platforms, while Jaguar has separate platforms for its XF, XJ, and XK models. The two automakers already share infotainment systems, seats, and drivetrains, but finding a scalable platform that will work for both British automakers will cut costs significantly.
Jaguar’s global brand director, Adrian Hallmark, did acknowledge that it’s a work-in-progress and is certainly nothing that will happen overnight. But the goal is to have two to three platforms across both brands.
[Source: Autocar UK]