Volvo CMA modular compact car platform

First Of Volvo’s Next-Generation Compact Cars Arriving In 2017

Just as it has the SPA platform for its larger models, Volvo is working on another modular platform just like SPA that it will use for its range of next-generation compact cars. This second modular platform is called the Compact Modular Architecture, or CMA for short, and the first model to be... read more

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New Volvo XC90’s modular SPA platform

Volvo Presents New XC90’s Modular SPA Platform

Volvo is about to introduce a new modular platform called the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) that will soon underpin all of its models sized from the S60 up. The first... read more August 12, 2014 by 

2014 Aston Martin DB9

Aston Martin’s New Platform To Debut In Next-Gen DB9: Report

Aston Martin has confirmed it is working on a new platform to underpin its next generation of sports cars, but apart from the fact the platform will be designed to... read more April 30, 2014 by 

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... read more December 31, 2013 by 

Renault Nissan’s Common Module Family (CMF)

Renault Nissan Is Latest To Adopt Modular Platform Strategy

Renault Nissan is the latest automaker to adopt a strategy of widespread platform and parts sharing across models, announcing today it will soon implement a modular platform... read more June 20, 2013 by 

2013 Volvo V40

Volvo To Develop Modular Small Car Platform With Geely

After a failed attempt to source a small car platform from a rival automaker, Volvo has confirmed it will develop its own platform together with its Chinese parent Geely... read more February 20, 2013 by 

2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept

Saab's Phoenix Platform Lives On In New Spyker/Youngman Deal

Dutch sports car manufacturer Spyker, the former parent of bankrupt automaker Saab, has signed a definitive agreement with Chinese automaker Youngman to form new joint... read more December 7, 2012 by 

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 


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