Thanks to a certain Indian chap, Ratan Tata, JLR is in its best shape ever these days. Both Jaguar and Land Rover are in perfect financial health, so naturally they are thinking of expanding business and launching new models. Land Rover has set itself the ambitious goal of growing a 16-model lineup by 2020.
That sounds ambitious, but completely doable. Currently they have the Defender, Discovery, Freelander, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and the Evoque. So they need 10 more models to accomplish that goal. That can be done by launching different variants of a certain model, such as the Evoque, or the next Defender.
They want to the same thing to the Freelander as well, giving it up to four different variants. The Range Rover family meanwhile will grow from three to six, with cars like the Evoque Cabrio and an XL version, as well as a new compact crossover Rangie.
The Disco family will also be updated over the next few years, but it’s not likely to get new siblings. The new Defender is a car they will be milking for all it’s worth, making five and seven-seat versions, and a pickup variant of it.
More details: Autocar