The Truth About Cars » modular platform http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Heads Rolling At Volkswagen Over MQB Fumbles http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/heads-rolling-volkswagen-mqb-fumbles/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/heads-rolling-volkswagen-mqb-fumbles/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:52:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=881546 Michael Macht, the man in charge of production at Volkswagen, is leaving immediately, with Automotive News Europe reporting that VW CEO Martin Winterkorn was unhappy with the rollout of VW’s MQB “toolkit” that will underpin everything from B-segment hatchbacks like the Polo to large sedans like the Passat. According to the outlet, poorly functioning production equipment has […]

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Michael Macht, the man in charge of production at Volkswagen, is leaving immediately, with Automotive News Europe reporting that VW CEO Martin Winterkorn was unhappy with the rollout of VW’s MQB “toolkit” that will underpin everything from B-segment hatchbacks like the Polo to large sedans like the Passat. According to the outlet, poorly functioning production equipment has […]

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Bernstein: VW Won’t Realize Big Savings From MQB http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/bernstein-vw-wont-realize-big-savings-from-mqb/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/bernstein-vw-wont-realize-big-savings-from-mqb/#comments Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:30:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484461 Bernstein Research analyst Max Warburton thinks that the cost savings being anticipated by investors regarding VW’s MQB modular architecture will not materialize as planned. MQB has been touted as a way to cut production costs by 20 percent via standardizing vehicle “hard points” like the pedal box and engine placement, while allowing for significant flexibility […]

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Bernstein Research analyst Max Warburton thinks that the cost savings being anticipated by investors regarding VW’s MQB modular architecture will not materialize as planned. MQB has been touted as a way to cut production costs by 20 percent via standardizing vehicle “hard points” like the pedal box and engine placement, while allowing for significant flexibility […]

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The Most Important French Car Of The Decade Is A Minivan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/citroen-c4-picasso/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/citroen-c4-picasso/#comments Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483308 The MPV segment, so popular in Europe, was basically invented by the French. The Renault Espace, the grandfather of the modern minivan, was originally supposed to be a Peugeot, until PSA deemed it too expensive and sold it to Renault. Nearly two decades later, Renault disrupted the segment again with their compact Scenic minivan, which […]

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The MPV segment, so popular in Europe, was basically invented by the French. The Renault Espace, the grandfather of the modern minivan, was originally supposed to be a Peugeot, until PSA deemed it too expensive and sold it to Renault. Nearly two decades later, Renault disrupted the segment again with their compact Scenic minivan, which […]

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Analysis: Three Different Approaches To Maximize Scale http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/three-different-approaches-to-maximize-scale/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/three-different-approaches-to-maximize-scale/#comments Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478567 We’ve discussed the importance of scale countless times on this website. La Tribune takes a brief look at Ford, Volkswagen and PSA and the different ways they are working to achieve economies of scale in one of the toughest markets in the auto industry; the C-Segment. As you’re all well aware by now, Volkswagen’s MQB platform […]

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We’ve discussed the importance of scale countless times on this website. La Tribune takes a brief look at Ford, Volkswagen and PSA and the different ways they are working to achieve economies of scale in one of the toughest markets in the auto industry; the C-Segment. As you’re all well aware by now, Volkswagen’s MQB platform […]

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Analysis: PSA Debuts EMP2, Their Own Modular Platform System http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/analysis-psa-debuts-emp2-their-own-modular-platform-system/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/analysis-psa-debuts-emp2-their-own-modular-platform-system/#comments Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:24:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=474900 We at TTAC are very excited by modular platforms, and it has nothing to do with undiagnosed autism spectrum disorders or a lack of interest in the wider world outside autos. Modular platforms are the next great leap forward for auto makers; green cars help save cute animals, and thus get all the attention, but […]

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We at TTAC are very excited by modular platforms, and it has nothing to do with undiagnosed autism spectrum disorders or a lack of interest in the wider world outside autos. Modular platforms are the next great leap forward for auto makers; green cars help save cute animals, and thus get all the attention, but […]

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