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Re: Ford Set Up JLR for Success Before 2008 Sale
"...Land Rover fought off attempts to create Land Rover versions of the Ford Escape and Explorer, Jaguar and Land Rover were starting to get more freedom...
...The 2008 LRX concept, started under Ford, was one of the first vehicles approved for production under Tata. It became the Range Rover Evoque and has been a monster success, with more than 730,000 units sold since its 2012 debut."
I thought the Evoque was based on the Escape's C-platform since they're so close in size
178.1 - 105.9 -72.4? - 66.3 - Escape
171.9 - 104.7 -74\77- 64.4 - Range Rover Evoque
171.7 - 104.3 - 71.8 - 58.4 - Focus hatch
"...After separation from Ford, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) continued to develop the EUCD platform; deriving the heavily modified LR-MS/JLR D8 platforms from it. Variations of the D8 are used for the 2011 Range Rover Evoque, the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport and the 2017 Jaguar E-Pace..."
also never knew...
"When BMW bought the Rover group in 1994, they split Land Rover from Rover, then sold Land Rover to Ford in 2000. They remained different companies until Ford bought Range Rover in 2006.
Now they're both part of Jaguar Land Rover, which is owned by Tata motors..."
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Last edited by 2b2; 05-29-2018 at 07:01 PM.