Tata Nexon platform to be shared with future Jaguar Land Rover cars?
Tata Motors and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will work jointly on some upcoming models, but badge engineering will not be seen between the brands, revealed Mr. Darren Bowler, Managing Director, Fusion Automotive (Tata’s distributor in Australia).
In future, increasing number of technology and platform sharing will be seen between Tata and Jaguar Land Rover, but collaboration will not result in a Jaguar car with Tata badge or Tata car wearing Jaguar mascot or Land Rover vehicle with Tata emblem or the like.
Another information was also brought to light by Bowler, that new platform of Tata Nexon concept (unveiled at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo) will be shared among the companies, possibly on next generation Range Rover Evoque or Jaguar model; similar to MQB (Modular Transverse Matrix) platform of Volkswagen that is shared among many models from Golf hatchback to Audi A3 sedan and Audi Q3 SUV .
This practice may extend to sharing of JLR’s new Ingenium 4 cylinder engine series that is developed for their upcoming cars (to be seen in Jaguar XE), with future models of Tata Motors.
Speaking of Tata Nexon sub-4 metre compact SUV, launch is expected by early 2015, with possibly the same engines seen on upcoming Zest and Bolt. 1.2 litre Revotron petrol engine producing 90 PS and 140 Nm and 1.3 litre Quadrajet diesel unit pushing 90 PS and 200 Nm. It will compete with Ford EcoSport and Fiat Avventura.
Via – drive