GM’s D2XX Platform Detailed
Toyota has a brand new front-drive architecture that underpins the new Auris and the upcoming Corolla replacement, while GM has the D2XX platform. This is a replacement for the Delta and Theta platforms, and their subsequent evolutions, and will underpin no less than 12 of their future models, including the Crize and Volt replacements.
By 2018, this new architecture will be used by 2.5 million cars sold by GM under the Chevrolet, Holden, Opel, Vauxhall, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands. What’s more, it won’t be just hatchbacks and sedans, as crossovers like the next-gen Captiva will use D2XX underpinnings.
By doing this, GM will not only save on development costs, but will also be able to share parts across different brands and models, further reducing its costs.
The first model to use D2 pinnings is the Cruze replacement sedan, scheduled as a 2015 model year to be launched in 2014.
Story via GM Authority