Tata Motors common vehicle platform under development like VW’s MQB architecture

Volkswagen’s MQB platform

Volkswagen’s MQB platform

In the recent years, Tata Motors has been affected by a drastic slowdown in the sales of their passenger cars in the Indian market. Already turn around plans have already been put in place after the arrival of the former man Mr. Karl Slym of General Motors (GM) to the Tata Motors, the company is planning to take a giant leap as far as new products are concerned. Our friends at IndianCarsBikes.in have published an exclusive investigative report that sheds light on Tata Motors’ plans for the near future.

Tata Motors are toying with the idea of a new strategy of developing a common architecture to underpin their future cars, one such example of a common architecture is Volkswagen’s MQB platform. To keep development costs under check, car makers throughout the globe, nowadays employ a common strategy. The trick is to develop a framework that could support multiple body types and engine, right from usual oil burners to hybrid and all-electric powertrains.

According to the reports from IndianCarsBikes.in, Tata Motors will launch a range of next-generation hatchbacks using Advanced Modular Platform (AMP) out of which Dolphin project would be a hatchback that would be placed in between Nano and Indica Vista. Tata is expected to share a specific platform for its range of Sedans and utility vehicles which would include MUVs and SUVs in order to share parts and production facilities across the Tata cars.

If multiple cars from Tata would have shared a modular platform, then the production capacity of Sanand would have come of better use rather than operating at one third of its installed capacity.


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Source – IndianCarsBikes.in