Volkswagen group is a German car manufacturer group. Vag Group brands first came to mind, although Volkswagen, Audi and Seat have many car brands belonging to the VAG group. This page will describe common platform logic, vag group will be examined, and mqb and mlb2 platforms will also be discussed, the common platform used by the VAG Group.
What is a Common Platform?
Otombiller of different types and sizes is manufactured on common chassis. This is called a common platform. With this method, it is aimed to accelerate lower design costs and production. Vehicles produced without the need for a new design are produced in common forms that vary according to the brand. The logic will be the same even if common platform names change. Volkswagen group MQB, MLB2, A05 names are named, while other brands are as follows.
|Car Brand||Common Platform Name|
VAG Group Brands
Before you can describe the common platforms used by the VAG group, it is necessary to review the vag group’s brands. As you will see below, many familiar brands belong to this group. VAG Group brands are brands held in many parts of the world, especially in Europe. It is always among the preferred brands in our country.
- MAN Truck & Bus AG
Vag Group Uses Common Platforms
Since this page is VAG Group-specific, let’s describe the vag group’s common platforms.
I – VAG Common Platform – MQB Platform
The most widely used common platform in the world is the VW Group’s MQB platform. MQB i.e. german “Modularer Querbaukasten” and English “Modular Transverse Matrix” with the opening of this acronym can be translated as “Modular Transverse Mold”.
Audi A1 Mk2, A3 Mk3, TT Mk3, Q2, Q3
SEAT Ibiza Mk5, Leon Mk3, Arona, Ateca, Tarrac
o,Skoda Kamiq, Karoq, Octavia Mk3, Scala, Superb
B8Volkswagen Arteon, Atlas/Teramont, Bora(China), Golf Mk7, Golf Sportsvan, Jetta Mk7, Lamando, Lavidia, Passat Mk8, Passat NMS(China 2nd generation), Polo Mk6, T-cross, T-roc, Tayron, Tharu, Tiguan Mk2
, Tguan2, Tguan2
The MQB partner platform is divided into 5 different sections;
- Front axle – front bumper interchange : Variable
- Front axle – between pedal set : Fixed
- Front axle – rear axle : Variable
- Back axle – Column C inter: Variable
- Rear axle – rear bumper interchange : Variable
- Width : Variable
As can be seen, the MQB common platform can be extended and shortened to all measurements, including the distance between the front axle and the pedals, and the width. This allows models of many different types to the VW Atlas in the Size of C HB, the Audi A3 and Audi Q7, to have the same geometry platform except the outer dimensions.
II – VAG Common Platform – MLB2 Platform
MLB is available in German with the “Modularer Längsbaukasten” and English “Longitudinal Matrix” with the opening. MLB’s Turkish equivalent is used in models with “Modular Longitudinal Mold” and longitudinal motor placement. Audi first started using this platform in 2007 on the Audi A5. Then, respectively, the Audi A4, Q5, A7, A6, Porsche Macan and 2. the generation Audi Q7 has also been used. The VW Phideon was produced in 2016 and sold in the Chinese market.
Audi A4 (B8) 2009-2016,
Audi A5 2007-2016,
Audi A6 (C7) 2011-2018,
Audi A7 2010-2017,
Audi A8 (D4) 2010-2017,
Audi Q5 2008-2017,
Audi Q7, Second Generation,
Porsche Macan 2013-Present,
VW Phideon 2016-Present
Updated models of the MLB platform have been introduced in the following tools.
Audi Q7 2015-Prese
nt,Audi A4 2017-Tod
ay’s Bentley Bentayga 2015-
Today, Audi A5 2016
-Present,Audi Q5 2
017-Today,Audi A7 2
i Urus 2018-Touareg Generation) 2018-Toda
y,Audi Q8 2018-Present
,Porsche Cayanne (3. Generation) 2018-Presen
t, Audi e-tron 2018-Present
This is how the vag group’s platforms are. These two common platforms are used in the vast majority of vw group brands and models of this common platform, which is used in models with front-wheel drive (optional 4×4) and transverse engine placement in the VW Group. However, the MQB platform covers much more models and production, as it is mostly available on models that appeal to the middle and lower-level revenue group.
Advantages of the Common Platforms
- Lower design costs,
- Acceleration in production,
- Storage benefits,
- Reduced the cost of production of parts due to the fact that too much production can be produced from the same part,
- As a result of the decrease in vehicle production prices, this causes prices to decrease automatically in the market.
Even if there is a significant change in the size of the vehicle, there is no change at the points where the engine, transmission, transmission, transmission, suspension and similar parts are mounted on the chassis. As a result, the mounting process is quite easy in vehicles using a common platform. In fact, because there is no need for a habit and system change, it is possible to even assemble different brands and models in the same production line.
Source: btperformance and carstechnic