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BMW and Toyota to swap green technology

BMW And Toyota Finalize Joint Sports Car Plans: Report

In late 2011, BMW and Toyota signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on a number of projects ranging from the development of a new sports car platform to research into next-generation battery technology and even hydrogen fuel cell powertrains. Of most interest to performance fans is... read more

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A 2012 Buick Regal GS in front of a 1963 Riviera, 1970 GSX and 1987 GNX

Buick May Get New Grand National, T-Type And GNX

Introduced in 1982, the Buick Regal Grand National began life as a special edition honoring Buick’s back-to-back titles in NASCAR’s Grand National series... read more November 26, 2012 by 


 
A new Range Rover under construction at Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant

Jaguar And Land Rover To Share More Platforms

Currently, Jaguar Land Rover’s range of models roughly comprise seven largely unrelated platforms, but going into the future the company hopes to prune these down to... read more November 1, 2012 by 


 
VE Commodore production line at Holden plant

Is GM’s Rear-Wheel Drive Zeta Platform On Its Way Out?

Currently there are just two vehicles based on GM’s rear-wheel drive Zeta platform, which was originally developed in Australia by Holden for the VE Commodore (and its... read more August 31, 2012 by 


 
Ford plant in Thailand

Ford Cutting Platforms And Complexity With ‘One Manufacturing’ System

Ford is about to embark on an ambitious plan to streamline all of its car plants around the globe in order to boost their efficiency and see them introduce a set of common... read more August 7, 2012 by 


 
Production line at Mercedes-Benz plant

Mercedes To Halve Its Number Of Platforms By 2015

Mercedes-Benz is embarking on a wide-ranging growth strategy that it hopes will see it reclaim the number one position in the premium segment by the end of the decade. The... read more March 30, 2012 by 


 
Nissan CMF 4+1 Big Module Concept

Nissan Announces Next-Generation 'CMF' Modular Platform

To be successful as a major automaker these days, building several models off a common architecture or platform and sharing components is the only way to go. Just ask... read more February 27, 2012 by 


 
2011 Porsche Panamera V-6

First Details On Porsche’s Modular Standard Platform (MSB)

Yesterday we brought you the first details on the Volkswagen Group’s new Modular Transverse Matrix architecture that will go into several models from Audi and... read more February 2, 2012 by 


 
Volkswagen's MQB Platform

Volkswagen Introduces Modular Transverse Matrix Platform

In today’s ever-changing global economy, reduction of manufacturing costs is the surest way to boost profitability. Each new platform, for example, requires unique... read more February 1, 2012 by 


 
Volvo's upcoming V40 five-door.

Volvo Seeks Partner To Develop Future Small Cars

At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show this March Volvo will unveil the long-overdue five-door version of its C30 hatchback, though this is to be just one of several new small cars... read more January 24, 2012 by 


 
2013 Ford Fusion

Ford Accelerates Plan To Reduce Number Of Vehicle Platforms

Ford is accelerating plans to reduce the number of vehicle platforms it uses across the globe to just nine by the end of 2013, pushing the plan one year ahead of schedule... read more January 13, 2012 by 


 
2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover

Mazda CX-5 Platform To Spawn Next-Gen Mazda6 And Mazda3

For years Mazda and Ford shared everything from vehicle platforms and engines to even design teams. However, the two parted ways in the later parts of 2008 though the legacy... read more December 15, 2011 by 


 
Porsche 918 Spyder clay model production teaser

Porsche To Develop Platform For R8 And Gallardo Replacements: Report

As we reported just last week, the Volkswagen Group is likely to call on Porsche to develop an advanced mid-engine vehicle platform that will eventually spawn the... read more November 14, 2011 by 


 
Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept

GM Slashing Vehicle Platforms, Starting Cadillac Production In China

General Motors is finally starting to catch on to a trend that more successful automakers such as Volkswagen, Toyota and Ford have been practicing for several years now, to... read more August 10, 2011 by 


 
Jaguar Logo

Jaguar Crossover To Get Aluminum Body, Ian Callum Design: Report

The purists may hate the thought of it, but in this global economic environment a luxurious crossover looks to be a necessity if Jaguar hopes to remain viable in the future... read more May 26, 2011 by 


 
2010 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works Edition

Hope For Saab Yet? 9-1 Compact Could Use MINI Platform

To gearheads, the turbulent times Swedish carmaker Saab is facing really pulls at the heart strings. It's one of an elite group of makers that real car enthusiasts like to... read more April 15, 2011 by 


 
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