Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR) are reportedly taking a cue from Volkswagen by planning to dramatically reduce the number of platforms that they use.
Autocar says the British brands are looking at Volkswagen's MQB platform as a case study for how to shrink their seven platforms into two or three architectures that can be used to underpin a variety of vehicles. This would dramatically reduce production and development costs which is critical for smaller companies like JLR.
According to Jaguar’s global brand director, Adrian Hallmark, "It won’t happen overnight. VW’s MQB platform will take seven years to roll out across the models it will underpin.”