Renault and Nissan will use CMF-A, CMF-A+ and M0 platforms in India; CMF-B architecture ruled out
Renault and Nissan are ready to concentrate on three platforms for their future cars in India. These are the CMF-A and he CMF-A+ platforms that have been specifically developed for the domestic market. Apart from that, the larger M0 platform will also be used for the bigger cars. On the other hand, the usage of CMF-B platform has been ruled out.
Currently, the smaller cars from the alliance like the Renault Kwid and Datsun RediGo come underpinned by the CMF-A platform. The CMF-A+ platform that can house slightly bigger cars will underpin the future models from both the brands in the small and mid-size segments. The M0 platform will continue with the bigger models like the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and Renault Lodgy.
As Nissan is gearing up to launch the Kicks compact crossover in the market, it will also come underpinned by the same M0 platform. The alliance has improved the CMF-A architecture with some elements from the M0 platform. So far, concentrating on these three platforms will help the brands to minimize the production cost and utilise the money on product development.
Speaking about the CMF-B platform that is capable of housing large cars, the alliance estimates it will be very expensive to use here and thus the pricing will be significantly higher for the cars affecting sales. In that case, the M0 platform has been decided to cater the cars here instead of the CMF-B platform.
On the other hand, Nissan owned Datsun will continue using its V platform here. The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza rival Datsun Go Cross will come underpinned by this platform, which is internally known as V minus architecture. Renault and Nissan are aiming to increase their market share with new products, more advanced technologies and upmarket features. Consolidating the vehicle platform strategy is also a part of that plan.
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