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Renault-Nissan to build 70% of vehicles on CMF architecture by 2020

Renault-Nissan to build 70% of vehicles on CMF architecture by 2020

Snapshot: Renault-Nissan Alliance made by French automaker, Renault expects to roll out round 70 percent of its vehicles built on the company’s Common Module Family (CMF) architecture by 2020.

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance made by French automaker, Renault expects to roll out round 70 percent of its vehicles built on the company’s  Common Module Family (CMF) architecture by 2020. In a statement, the company said that the CMF is the Alliance’s unique system of modular vehicle architecture and an increasing source of synergies. The Alliance has already  harvested benefits from CMF, by Nissan Rogue in North America, Qashqai in Europe and the X-Trail in Japan and China.

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Renault also launched the new Espace, the Kadjar, the new Megane and Talisman are all based on CFM-C/D platform. While in India, Renault began selling the Kwid in 2015, followed by the recently launched Datsun redi-Go, both are built at the company’s Chennai facility on the CMF-A architecture that covers the smallest and most affordable category of cars.

Arnaud Deboeuf, Alliance Senior Vice President of Renault-Nissan BV and the Alliance CEO's Office, said, "With the launch of Common Module Family-A, the Renault-Nissan Alliance demonstratesits ability to enter a very competitive market such as India, where only few OEMs succeeded to answer the local customers' requirement for modern and affordable cars."

The alliance has also announced that it will launch 10 models with Autonomous Drive technologies by 2020. And in the meantime, the alliance has generated €4.3 billion in synergies in 2015, a year ahead of schedule and an increase of 13 percent from 2014, where the purchasing, engineering and manufacturing were the main contributors. Both the companies generate "synergies" by working together to reduce costs, avoid spending and increase revenue.

Speaking on this, Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance said, "Convergence in four of our key business functions has resulted in creating value by reducing costs, avoiding expenses and increasing revenues. Thanks to the convergence, the Alliance expects to generate at least a,5.5 billion in synergies in 2018."

Globally, Renault-Nissan is leading in the sales of electric cars, where the brand has sold more than 340,000 zero-emission vehicles since 2010.

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