Jaguar Land Rover to Use Aluminum Architecture on All Future Models
August 7, 2018—Jaguar Land Rover will reportedly launch redesigned versions of its entire lineup by 2024, and that all future models will eventually be underpinned by a new aluminum platform called the Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA), reported Autocar and Carscoops.
The platform is slated to accommodate rear- and all-wheel drive layouts as well as plug-in hybrid and electric powertrains.
The Range Rover Evoque will be the first to go under the knife and the redesigned model is slated to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
The platform will reportedly go into production in 2020 and it is expected to be lighter than the company’s current aluminum architecture. Little else is known about the platform, but it will reportedly debut on the new Defender. The report claims the model will be followed by the Jaguar J-Pace in 2020 and the redesigned Range Rover in 2021.
Jaguar Land Rover’s smallest models—the Evoque, Discovery Sport and E-Pace—aren’t expected to make the switch to the MLA platform until 2025 or later. However, the report says that change isn’t certain yet as the longitudinal layout would require the models to be significantly larger than they are today.