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Report: Audi, Porsche exploring creation of joint platforms

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AutoIndustriya.com / Audi, Porsche | April 12, 2017 16:24

Future Audi-Porsche vehicles could share platform, modules and components

Even though Audi and Porsche are under Volkswagen Auto Group, the two German maufacturers are considering the possibility of sharing more platforms, modules among themselves.

This would not be the first time Audi and Porsche collaborating to build a new platform. The last time the two German manufacturers teamed up to build a vehicle, they produced Audi RS2 Avant, the first RS vehicle for Audi. While both currently have shared platforms in the form of the Q7/Cayenne and Q5/Macan, each car comes with their own suspension set-ups, drivetrain, electricals and engines.

Following the Volkswagen group acquiring Porsche in 2012, it would be no surprise that the two would be collaborating in building new platforms. An example would be the Panamera's MSB platform, which has already been adopted for VW's next generation Bentley Continental.

As of the moment, details are scarce regarding the joint project, but it has been reported that the development would not only involve the shared platform, but also electrification, digitization and autonomous driving. Together though, the two companies will be making faster progress towards future mobility by combining their expertise and knowledge, but do say that they will maintain the differentiation of their brands.

“The best brains of both companies will together set the technical course for the future. We are united by many shared values, above all, by our pursuit of the best solutions and the best offerings for our customers,” said Rupert Stadler, chairman of the board of management of Audi.

Both Audi and Porsche did say that the partnership could extend until 2025 and could branch out to other aspects and not just specifically on vehicle architectures. 

Source: Automotive News