Land Rover’s new Electrified Modular Architecture (EMA)

Land Rover is reportedly developing a new platform, the Electrified Modular Architecture (EMA), that will be used for the next-generation Evoque and Discovery Sport models. This new platform is designed to support highly electrified powertrains, cutting-edge driver-assistance systems, and cloud connectivity.

The EMA platform is also expected to address quality issues faced by the company due to its simpler design. The first model to use this platform is expected to be the next Evoque, due to arrive in 2024, followed by the third-generation Discovery Sport. Both models will be produced at JLR’s Halewood factory.

According to Autocar, the new EMA platform can support an electrified powertrain with a petrol engine as a range-extender or a big battery pack for pure electric vehicles. JLR predicts that EMA-based models will account for half of their global sales by 2030.

In addition, the company is planning to expand its Defender family with two new models, one of which will be a pure EV. The report suggests that these new models may also use the EMA platform, rather than the existing Defender’s D7x platform.

Jaguar Land Rover is planning to move all its models to two platforms, the EMA and the Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA). The MLA platform will be used for models like the 2022 Range Rover flagship SUV and the Range Rover Sport. Although the MLA platform was also intended to support the all-electric XJ, the model was cancelled earlier this year.

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