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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi To Share 80 Percent Of Global Platforms


Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi—collectively known as the Alliance announced that they are seeking to share 80 percent of their platforms from the current 60 percent today in their combined 90 models by 2026.

This is a further strengthening of its Leader-Follower scheme defined last year. Under this scheme, select technology is developed by one leading team with the support of the followers, thereby allowing each member of the Alliance to access all the key technologies.

Confirmed under this scheme is that Mitsubishi will roll out its all-new ASX based on a Renault vehicle.

That said, the Alliance said it will carry a stricter approach to design and upper-body differentiation. For example, the common platform for the C and D segment will carry five models from three brands of the Alliance (Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail, Mitsubishi Outlander, Renault Austral and an upcoming seven-seater SUV).

Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi combined will also be launching 35 new EV models by 2030. 90 percent of these models will be based on five common EV platforms, covering most markets, in all major markets:
  • CMF-AEV, the most affordable platform in the world, is the base for the new Dacia Spring.
  • KEI-EV (mini vehicle) platform family for ultra-compact EVs.
  • LCV-EV Family platform family for professional customers, as the base for the Renault Kangoo and Nissan Town Star.
  • CMF-EV, the global, flexible, EV platform. It will be on the roads in a few weeks as the base for the Nissan Ariya EV crossover and Renault Megane E-Tech Electric. The CMF-EV platform, with its technological innovations and the potential offered by its modularity, is a benchmark platform for a new generation of electric vehicles for the Alliance partners. The platform has been created to integrate and optimize all the elements specific to a 100 percent electric powertrain, hosting a new, high-performance motor and an ultra-thin battery. By 2030, more than 15 models will be based on the CMF-EV platform, with up to 1.5 million cars produced on this platform per year.
  • CMF-BEV, the most competitive compact electric platform in the world, to be launched in 2024. It provides up to 400 km range; its aerodynamics performances are outstanding, helping reduce cost by 33 percent and power consumption by more than 10 percent compared to the current Renault ZOE. It will be the base for 250,000 vehicles a year under the Renault, Alpine, and Nissan brands. Among the vehicles are the Renault R5 and the new compact EV that will replace the Nissan Micra (see lead photo). Designed by Nissan and engineered by Renault, the new model is planned to be manufactured at Renault ElectriCity: the electric industrial center in Northern France.
The Alliance will also work together to bring down the cost of EV batteries as well as share technologies such as advanced driver assist technologies and even Over The Air (OTA) updates.

2 comments:

  1. How about the partnership of Renault w/ Geely?

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    1. That will still continue. That's where the 20 percent (non-shared platforms) would come in.

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