Jaguar, Land Rover to use BMW crossover platform?

The German architecture could be used for five models across both brands.

Jaguar Land Rover is reportedly considering a BMW crossover platform for several upcoming models.

The Tata-owned company could use BMW's front-wheel-drive architecture for "a pair of super-economical baby Jaguars" including a new entry-level model and a crossover coupe, according to Autocar.

Land Rover obviously serves to benefit even more from such an arrangement. The SUV marque is said to be considering a BMW platform for a new Defender-styled entry-level model along with the next-generation Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport.

Developed for BMW's smaller models such as the 1 Series and X1, the FAAR architecture was designed as a flexible platform that can accommodate hybrid and even all-electric powertrains.

The Jaguar crossovers and entry-level Land Rover are expected to arrive before 2025 to prepare the brands for tighter EU emissions regulations.

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