VW Group Will Start Major Tech Overhaul. Standardized Parts to Lower Costs

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VW is already a specialist in cross-brand sharing, but things are about to get even more similar. Autonews reports that the automotive group pans the biggest technical overhaul in twenty years, starting with the brand new Audi A3, coming next year.
The all-new A3 will be the first car in a series of over 40 to make use of standardized parts - suspension components, drivetrain axles and even chassis. (the next VW Golf will also use the A3 platform)

It’s hoped that by doing this, they will be able to significantly reduce costs, by 20 percent in fact, while cutting assembly times 30 percent. They’re not the only ones, since BMW recently said that costs for the new 3-Seriese have been cut by 7 to 9 percent by using components from the 1-Series and 5-Series.
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