At Jaguar Land Rover, a unit of India's Tata Motors, the brands now are truly integrated, sharing platforms, powertrains, manufacturing technologies and suppliers.
Reborn JLR and Volvo hitting their strides
Volvo, owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, is preparing electrified powertrains for vehicles introduced in 2019 and beyond, and it is spinning out the high-performance Polestar badge as a stand-alone brand. Volvo also will co-develop new platforms and powertrains with its new sibling brand, Lynk & CO.
Volvo aims to sell 800,000 vehicles globally in 2020, up from 534,332 in 2016. To get there, it will continue to roll out a redesigned lineup on its Scalable Product Architecture platform and upcoming Compact Modular Architecture platform, which it will share with Lynk & CO.
JLR — now Britain's largest automaker — continues pushing toward a goal of selling 1 million vehicles a year by 2020. JLR's global sales for 2016 came in at a record 583,312, so there is still a long and possibly bumpy road ahead, particularly if the economy softens and if Brexit results in tariffs for British exports.
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