The partnership between Jaguar Land Rover and BMW appears to be getting greater and greater. Based on Autocar, the 2 producers might share the architectures of future automobiles, Jaguar probably utilizing the FAAR platform of BMW for small SUVs. This platform can help gas-only automobiles, hybrids, plug-in hybrids and all-electric fashions.
BMW's newest front-drive platform might underpin the subsequent era of X1 and Mini Countryman, which at the moment use the UKL structure. Along with a small normal crossover, Jaguar can be contemplating a second mannequin that would use the BMW FAAR platform: a coupe-shaped crossover, says Autocar. The subsequent Jaguar mannequin doesn’t have a reputation but. The subsequent era of Land Rover Discovery Sport and Vary Rover Evoque might additionally undertake the FAAR structure. As well as, a brand new entry-level Land Rover that would revive the identify of Freelander ought to seem within the playing cards.
Earlier this yr, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover introduced a partnership for electrified powertrains. However this solely appears to be the seen a part of the iceberg. The partnership additionally appears to incorporate BMW sharing inner combustion engines with Jaguar Land Rover automobiles. Based on Autocar sources, sharing powertrains with BMW will assist cut back the prices of the Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium engine vary. The cash saved would then go to Jaguar Land Rover's electrification, related automotive and autonomous automobile initiatives, which might be featured in future fashions.
Entry to BMW's FAAR platform would give Jaguar Land Rover a contemporary front-drive platform. The present front-drive platform used within the Jaguar E-Tempo and Vary Rover Evoque dates again to 2012. The 2 automobiles on this platform are fairly heavy for his or her measurement; The E-Tempo P300 R-Dynamic HSE that we examined final yr weighed four,248 kilos.
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