Renault-Nissan Announces CMF Architecture for Next Qashqai and Rogue

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance has just announced CMF, short for Common Module Family, a response to Volkswagen Group's MQB and Peugeot-Citroen's EMP2 modular platforms.
Unlike their rivals, the French-Japanese alliance aren't calling their modular architecture a platform, rather a philosophy to reduce costs on development and parts used.

The first deployment of CMF, for the compact and large car segments, will cover 1.6 million vehicles per year and 14 models, 11 from Renault and 3 from Nissan.

Nissan will be the first to launch its CMF cars, all three being scheduled for lat 2013: Rogue, Qashqai and X-Trail.

The first Renault vehicles will be released in late 2014: replacements for Espace, Scenic and Laguna. The new Megane should also be based on this, since its development is believed to be linked to the Qashqai's.

We won't bore you with the gibberish about exactly how much they expect to save, but they even go as far as saying CMF will help the two companies share risks.
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