Nissan and Renault have developed a common module family architecture

Posted on Friday, 21 June 2013 , 14:06:39 byEmil

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Nissan and Renault have developed a common module family architecture

Japanese carmaker Nissan and French Renault have presented for the first time and in an official way, the new Common Module Family architecture. This comes after at the beginning of the year the specialists have offered very few details. The CMF will generate an average 30-40% reduction in entry cost per model and 20-30 % reduction in parts cost for the Alliance. The new architecture will be deployed across 5 continents in more than 10 countries through 2020. The first deployment of CMF will cover 1.6 million vehicles each year and 14 models. We are talking about 11 Renault group and 3 Nissan.

The CMF has as base the assembly of compatible Big Modules: engine bay, cockpit, front underbody, rear underbody and electrical / electronic architecture. So that you do not get us wrong, a CMF is not a platform, but it can involve several platforms. A CMF is a cross-sector concept and a platform is a horizontal segmentation. This architecture is an additional tool that goes further than carryovers on a single platform, to expand the product range. The CMF will be extended to Renault and Nissan ranges between 2013 and 2020. CMF will be first applied to the compact and large car segments, then to be followed by models in other segments.

CMF for the compact and large car segments will include 1.6 million vehicles per year and 14 models just like mentioned above. The first Nissan vehicles will be introduced at the end of this year and will replace the current Rogue, Qashqai and X-Trail. The first Renault vehicles will be released before the end of next year and will include replacements for the Espace, Scenic and Laguna. So that you know, CMF generates economies of scale and lowers costs within the Alliance to meet client demands for product diversity.


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