Aluminum bodies for all future Jaguars and Land Rovers

Aluminum bodies for all future Jaguars and Land Rovers

Jaguar aluminium body s

Jaguar has become known for its extensive use of aluminum in the construction of its vehicles, and the weight and dynamics advantages that are achieved when compared to traditional steel-bodied cars. Now, it has been revealed by Tata Motors chairman Ratan Tata that all future Jaguar and Land Rover models will make even greater use of aluminum in their bodies – a move that will help Jaguar and Land Rover models reduce weight and improve mileage and efficiency figures into the future.

Tata Motors, owner of Jaguar and Land Rover, revealed the information through Ratan Tata’s comments in his company’s annual report. The news comes after massive losses were recorded for Jaguar and Land Rover during 2008, with numbers around the negative £673.4 million mark.

These losses were in part blamed on high development costs for new models, as well as the declining luxury car market, but vehicle production costs were also a factor. Using aluminum in the construction of cars is no doubt more expensive than using steel, but Jaguar and Land Rover are gambling on the efficiency gains that the material affords to attract environmentally-conscious buyers n the future.

Jaguar aluminium body s

Jaguar has become known for its extensive use of aluminum in the construction of its vehicles, and the weight and dynamics advantages that are achieved when compared to traditional steel-bodied cars. Now, it has been revealed by Tata Motors chairman Ratan Tata that all future Jaguar and Land Rover models will make even greater use of aluminum in their bodies – a move that will help Jaguar and Land Rover models reduce weight and improve mileage and efficiency figures into the future.

Tata Motors, owner of Jaguar and Land Rover, revealed the information through Ratan Tata’s comments in his company’s annual report. The news comes after massive losses were recorded for Jaguar and Land Rover during 2008, with numbers around the negative £673.4 million mark.

These losses were in part blamed on high development costs for new models, as well as the declining luxury car market, but vehicle production costs were also a factor. Using aluminum in the construction of cars is no doubt more expensive than using steel, but Jaguar and Land Rover are gambling on the efficiency gains that the material affords to attract environmentally-conscious buyers n the future.

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