Renault–Nissan Common Module Family

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Common Module Family (CMF)
Overview
ManufacturerRenault–Nissan Alliance
Also called
  • CMF-A
  • CMF-B
  • CMF-C/D
[note 1]
Production2013–present
Body and chassis
ClassVarious
Layout
Body style(s)Various
Chronology
PredecessorNissan B platform
Nissan C platform
Nissan D platform

The Common Module Family (CMF) is a modular architecture concept jointly developed by car manufacturers Nissan and Renault through their Renault–Nissan Alliance partnership.[1][2] The concept covers a wide range of vehicle platforms.[3]

Main features[edit]

CMF is aimed at reducing manufacturing costs and competing with similar previous concepts as Volkswagen Group's MQB.[2] It consists of five groups of interchangeable, compatible modules: engine bay, cockpit, front underbody, rear underbody and electrical/electronic.[2] According to the companies involved in the development, CMF is not a conventional platform but rather a manufacturing system which can be applied to different vehicles.[4] The actual platforms are built combining a limited set of common modules: a single module can be used for different platforms, covering different classes of vehicles, and so allowing a greater standardisation of components between both Nissan and Renault.[5] Renault–Nissan announced various variants developed using CMF: CMF-C(D for large and mid-sized vehicles (examples are the third-generation Nissan X-Trail and the second-generation Nissan Qashqai), CMF-B for subcompacts/superminis and CMF-A for smaller vehicles.[1] The CMF will initially be used in approximately 14 vehicle models worldwide with an estimated production of 1.6 million units annually.[6] The first CMF vehicles were introduced through 2013 with Nissan's CMF-C/D models. The first CMF-A car, the Renault Kwid,[7] was launched into the Indian market in September 2015.[2][8] The first CMF-B model would be the second-generation Nissan Juke.[9]

It is planned to adopt capital business tie-up in 2016. and to Mitsubishi Motors Cars which it put in the Renault-Nissan alliance from 2019.

CMF-based models[edit]

The Nissan Qashqai, one of the first vehicles manufactured using the CMF concept

CMF-C/D[edit]

CMF-A[edit]

Expected[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Names of the platforms created using CMF.

References[edit]

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