Jaguar Land Rover may share platforms with BMW

British brands could deliver small crossovers based on German car-maker’s front-drive architecture

As Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) continues to look at way to reduce costs after posting a record $US4 billion loss in the fourth quarter of 2018, new reports suggest the Indian-owned British car-maker is ready to extend its tech-sharing alliance with German rival BMW.

According to Autocar, JLR could broker a deal to use the BMW Group’s new front/all-wheel drive FAAR platform architecture, which replaced UKL and debuted under the new BMW 1 Series, to produce a range of all-new compact models.

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