Renault-Nissan Confirms New Vehicles Specifically Tailored for Growth Markets

Renault-Nissan Confirms New Vehicles Specifically Tailored for Growth Markets 

    --  All-new vehicles from Renault-Nissan's "Common Module Family"
        will reflect "cost-breakthrough" pricing in multiple body and
        powertrain configurations
    --  Production will begin in Chennai in 2015 for the Indian market
    --  Renault and Nissan continue to aggressively expand dealer
        network and product lineup in India

CHENNAI, India, July 17, 2013 /CNW/ - CEO and Chairman Carlos Ghosn confirmed 
today that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is developing all-new vehicles to meet 
the specific demands of new car buyers in the world's fastest growing 

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The announcement marks the first all-new program developed from the ground up 
by Renault SAS and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., teams working side by side from 
inception. The program, internally named CMF-A, covers the most affordable 
category of cars in the Common Module Family, Renault-Nissan's unique, modular 
system of vehicle architecture.

The CMF approach defines vehicles as five essential modules: the engine bay, 
cockpit, front underbody, rear underbody and electrical/electronic 
architecture. The compatible parts can then be assembled into hundreds of 
possible configurations, for maximum efficiency and brand differentiation.

Production of vehicles within the CMF-A scope will begin in 2015 at the 
Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Chennai. Renault and Nissan will reveal 
additional details, including pricing details and product volume, closer to 
the start of production.

Like all CMF categories, CMF-A offers a high degree of flexibility. 
Significant body style and powertrain variations can be matched to specific 
customer needs and preferences in India and other high-growth markets.

"We are breaking new ground with CMF-A to meet and exceed the high standards 
of consumers in the world's fastest growing economies - particularly people 
buying a new car for the first time," Ghosn said at Renault Nissan Technology 
Business Centre, the Chennai-based engineering facility where development work 
on CMF-A began last year. "These influential consumers don't want a 
decontented car originally intended for consumers in mature markets. They want 
and deserve a car that is modern, robust and stylish - at a price point that 
represents a 'cost breakthrough' for such a generous vehicle."

To read more about Renault-Nissan's overall CMF approach, click here, or watch 
the video.

For the full press release, go 

Mia Nielsen Renault-Nissan Alliance 

Rochelle Chimenes Renault SAS +33(0)6-85-32-65-50

Toshitake Inoshita Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. 

SOURCE: Renault-Nissan Alliance

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