This plan is mainly aimed at cutting costs, production flexibility and improving the safety and environmental concerns of Nissan’s vehicles. The new CMF platform will combine a number of the company’s own technologies with the modular vehicle concept.
The platform is made out of four modules; front and rear underbody, cockpit and engine compartment, which requires limited adjustments for different body types and vehicle weights. Before this, Nissan has limited the use of shared parts among their cars. This is because for parts needed for larger vehicles are deemed too expensive to integrate into smaller vehicles and parts used for compact cars are considered not strong enough for larger, heavier vehicles.
The Common Module Family platform can be used for everything except from small size hatchbacks to mid-size sedans and to heavier cars like crossovers and MPVs. But Nissan will not use this new platform for their higher-end or sports orientated models such as GTR and their Infiniti range.
The new platform will have Nissan sharing common parts for more than a million vehicles which will put the Japanese automaker on the same track as Volkswagen. The Common Module Family platform is the latest drive of Nissan’s Power 88 plan which will introduce 51 new or updated models and 90 new technologies between now and 2016.
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