FRANKFURT – Jaguar Cars people talk of JLR – Jaguar Land Rover. Understandably, Land-Rover folk prefer LRJ. Neither abbreviation is official, of course, but the fact they are being uttered is a clear signal that within Ford's Premier Automotive Group, Jaguar and Land Rover are quietly merging to effectively become a single company. Currently a shared 12-man operating committee runs both auto makers, which remain separate legal entities, plus Aston Martin. This committee ...

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