The BMW architecture can be the basis for two new Jaguar crossovers, the future Land Rover crossover, as well as Evoque and Discovery Sport of the New Generation
This was reported by the AUTOCAR edition. Presumably, we are talking about the new FAAR front-wheel drive platform, developed for gasoline, hybrid and fully electrical power units. For the first time, such a «trolley» appeared at the BMW 1 Series of the last generation, and in the future it will be the basis for all renovative BMW models and the entire MINI model line.
According to journalists of the publication, for JLR, the transition to the «Bavarian» platform for a forced. The tightening of CO2 emissions standards, a drop in sales in China, investments in the development of new models and an aluminum platform MLA (Modular Longitudinal Architecture) have adversely affected by the financial position of JLR. In the second quarter of this year, the losses of the concern amounted to 395 million pounds of sterling.
Partnership with BMW, including the use of German four- and six-cylinder engines in standard and hybrid form, as well as the FAAR architecture, will allow JLR to reduce the cost of developing its own «trolley» for electrified cars. Faar is suitable for cars in length from 4.2 to 4.6 meters, which fits perfectly into the size classification of future JLR models.
Presumably, one of the two novelties of Jaguar will be a compact crossover with a design in the I-PACE stylist smaller than E-PACE, the second is a compact five-door cross-compartment.